This choice is even more controversial with her being implicated in other anti-semitic acts.
On the show, she broke the Guinness World Record of most tattoos given by a single person in 24 hours, with a total of 400.
Her first book, High Voltage Tattoo, compiling her artworks and tattoos, with a foreword by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, was released in January 2009 and reached #6 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
During her relationship with James he courted controversy when it became known that he was a collector of Nazi paraphernalia and was pictured in both a Nazi uniform and doing a Nazi salute.
Von D was criticized for her continued involvement with James and lack of condemnation after the incident.