Make-up artist Kat Von D offers words of hope after suffering two miscarriages

Celebrity tattoo artist and make-up guru Kat Von D has revealed that she suffered a heartbreaking ordeal before welcoming her baby son Leafer.

The 36-year-old gave birth five weeks ago to a healthy baby boy with her husband Rafael Reyes in December.

The LA Ink star shared a video of herself breast-feeding to her Instagram account on Sunday, and offered some support to followers who have also experienced the pain of miscarrying.


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She captioned the post;

"Getting some of that vitamin Double D! Sunshine party! We try and spend daily time with Leafar outside in our front yard — especially now that he’s hit his first mental development leap at age 5 weeks."

"His heightened sense of alertness, smell and touch make going outside such a treat for him and for us. So much magical bliss."

One of her followers wrote beneath the post that she feared she would never have a baby after having two heart-breaking miscarriages;

"I may never be able to have a baby (I’ve miscarried twice) but seeing this is beautiful and makes me cry happy tears," the young woman commented.


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Kat was quick to respond with positivity and words of hope, saying; "I miscarried twice before we had Baby Leafar. Never say never!"

The tattoo artist hasn't previously spoken of her struggles to have children, but opened up to a fan.

The new mother was clearly overcome with joy after giving birth to her first baby, writing to her seven million followers;

"Meet our beautiful baby boy, Leafar Von D Reyes," alongside an image of her husband and son;


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Kat and her husband, Rafael Reyes, were married in June in an intimate ceremony in Hollywood.

She appears to be embracing motherhood and the joys of family life; her kindness towards her followers and fellow mums is lovely to see.

The emotional and physical toll of miscarriage can be truly sorrowful, but Kat offers words of hope.