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Rafael Reyes

Rafael Reyes is an American artist, musician, and author. Rafael Reyes is also famous as the husband of Katherine Von Drachenberg. Likewise, Katherine happens to be an American tattoo artist.

Early Life

Rafael Reyes was born in the year 1975 and celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of August every year. Likewise, the American musician is 47 years old at the moment. He was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. The American musician belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Leo.


Caption: Rafael with his mother(source: Instagram)

Moving on to his family, he was born to Mexican parents. However, there is no information available regarding Rafael’s parents. There is no information regarding the artist’s siblings. Thus, the names and identities of Rafael’s family members remain in the dark. He was involved in gangs from a very young age.


Rafael Reyes went on to attend a local high school in Mexico. After his high school education, he started a vegan Mexican restaurant with his father. Likewise, The restaurant was the first Vegan restaurant in San Diego.

Rafael Reyes – Net Worth 2023

Likewise, Reyes has earned a notably hefty sum of wealth throughout his career. The artist enjoys a net worth of around $1-5 million.

Career and Professional Life

Rafael Reyes had started a restaurant with his father in San Diego. The father-son duo ran the restaurant for almost eighteen years. Likewise, after his father’s death, he sold his restaurant and decided to pursue a career in music. In the year 2011, he wrote and published a book called “Living Dangerously”. The book was based on his life as a gang member. The artist had toured California to Promote and publish his book.

Musical career

Rafael pursued a career in music after he sold his restaurant. In the year 2011, Reyes formed his first band, Baptism of Thieves. Later he formed the band, Vampire. However, after the break-up of those bands, he created Prayers.

His new band Prayers released their debut album SD KILLWAVE in 2013. The album featured two videos, “From Dog to God” and “Ready to Bleed”. Likewise, the band then released an EP entitled, GOTHIC SUMMER, in mid-2014. Prayers have also done a 2014 tour around the States.


Caption: Rafael during the shoot of his music video(source: Instagram)

Furthermore, In May of 2015, Prayers released the title track of the Travis Barker-produced second album, “Young Gods” as a video single. It was produced through Noisey/Vice Magazine.

Art Career

Rafael Reyes also has a successful career as an artist. The artist began to focus on his artwork, showing in San Diego. Reyes has since displayed his artwork in Los Angeles at Coagula Curatorial with John Fleck and John Roecker as part of the successful “Two Johns and a Whore” group show.

In the January 2015, Reyes was included in a special exhibition at the LA Art Show. The show was “Dark Progressivism: Metropolis Rising”. The event included important Southern Californian Chicano, Cholo, and street artists. Likewise, In the February of 2018, his first solo art show in several years opened at These Days, in downtown Los Angeles.


Rafael Reyes won the 2015 San Diego Film festival award for Best Music video.

Relationship Status

Rafael Reyes is married to Kat Von D. Kat happens to be a tattoo artist. Likewise, the pair married each other on 21st February 2018. The couple has a son named Leafar Von Drachenberg Reyes. Similarly, Reyes has a daughter from his past affairs.


Caption: Rafael with friends and family(source: Instagram)

Rafael has not been involved in any scandals or controversies. He and his wife Kat have maintained a clean internet profile.

Body Measurements

Rafael stands tall at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 62 kg. Likewise, the artist has black-colored eyes and a bald head.

Rafael Reyes – Social Media

Rafael is active on Instagram. He has over 313k followers on his Instagram.