Kat Von D and DJ Deadmau5 To Marry Via Skype

Kat Von D and deadmau5

Celebrity tattoo artist, Kat Von D, is engaged to marry electronica DJ/producer, deadmau5. Clearly a hopeless romantic, deadmau5 (pronounced “dead-mouse” for you nerds) proposed to Kat via Twitter … and she accepted, also via Twitter … thereby confirming the nagging suspicion that modern society is doomed.

I wonder … is a marriage proposal via Twitter better or worse than one splashed on a Jumbo-tron? Is it better or worse than being broken up with on a Post-It note? Regardless, Kat and mau5 (not to ram this down your throat, but are you getting that his name is pronounced “mouse” and her name is Kat?) are hardly a conventional couple and both tweet incessantly, so perhaps it’s merely my old-fashioned sensibility that’s troubled by this.

“I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?”

Even if they were sitting next to each other when he sent that proposal tweet … each on their personal devices … it seems a bit distant, doesn’t it? You don’t need to make a speech and go down on one knee, but a little eye contact would be nice.

In any case, it’s all moot once you catch a glimpse of the ring. Attached to the tweet was a photo of the somewhat unorthodox engagement ring featuring two skulls flanking a diamond.

deadmau5 ring

C’mon! You can’t argue with a diamond skull ring. It’s classic.

Forgoing the standard yes or no reply to the proposal, Kat responded with a series of exclamation points, after which deadmau5 eloquently exclaimed:

“holy fucking shit. im engaged and stuff!”

A Twitter proposal may also be fitting considering how they first met. Kat told Inked Magazine:

“Joel had responded to a tweet I had posted, and we began chatting about the possibility of him getting tattooed. So I guess you could say it was via Twitter, but for some reason that sounds kind of silly.”

No sillier than getting engaged via Twitter, my dear. Ah well. Kat does seems like a nice woman and she’s clearly a remarkable artist. While it’s difficult to take seriously someone called deadmau5 whose signature look is mis-matched shoes and huge metal mouse ears, I do wish them a long, joyous, inky life together.

Kat Von D and Deadmau5

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