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Good News, Bad News: Kat Von D & Jesse James Back Together, TLC Cancels 'L.A. Ink'

"@TheKatVonD *para siempre*" says James (via Tumblr)
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There's some good news and/or bad news in the world of Los Angeles-based tattoo artist and eyebrow-raiser Kat Von D, however which category applies in either case is up to you. First, when it comes to her work life, Von D has one less gig on her agenda, after TLC announced they are ending her series "L.A. Ink" this season. The finale will air September 15th. The show featured a behind-the-scenes look at life behind the flash at Von D's tattoo parlor, High Voltage Tattoos.

For those worrying that poor Kat is crying over spilled ink on top of crying over her recent breakup with SoCal's very own home-grown Nazi-lovin' two-timer Jesse James, fear not: They're engaged again, yay!

Though they announced their split last month via Twitter, the duo have turned yet again to the social media site to post pictures of them embracing to attest to their enduring love.

It's James who turned things around, according to People:

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"Sometimes you are only given one chance in life," he says. "It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance. I will never stop fighting and striving to hold on to her. Showing her how special she is, and how much I love her."

Uh huh. Sure. Doesn't that sound a lot like what sweet Sandy Bullock said in her Oscar speech right before she found out he'd done her wrong?