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LA Stink: Kat Von D's Ex Trash Talks Her Tattoo Shop

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You know how sometimes, you're driving down La Brea and there are some sunburned, tatted tourists standing in front of Kat Von D's High Voltage shop pressing their Wisconsin against the glass, or throwing up the devil horns while posing for a picture in a show of rad, tattooed solidarity?Well, someone is out to turn their loyalty, and that someone is none of that Von D's ex-husband, Oliver Peck. Peck and Von D got divorced in 2007, and since then, it looks like whatever goodwill they may have shared has long since fallen by the wayside. Von D set the Guinness World Record for the most tattoos done by one person in 24 hours, and the record was broken shortly thereafter by Peck.

Now, according to TMZ, after taking over True Tattoo on Cahuenga Blvd. in January, Peck is badmouthing Von D behind her back, trashing her skillz and the skillz of her employees:

TMZ spoke with Oliver Peck -- who worked alongside Kat for years -- and he BLASTS his ex, telling us, they "make real tattoos" at his new place ... unlike Kat's "gimmicky tourist tattoos" a few blocks away at High Voltage. Peck doesn't stop there, insisting, "Nobody gets a good tattoo [at High Voltage]" -- and urges ink enthusiasts to stop by his place instead ... "We're a real tattoo shop."

Snap.