'Skulls and Black Stuff': Deadmau5 Explains Kat Von D's Goth Engagement Ring

The celebrity tattoo artist and her beau are hoping to tie the knot this year.

Kat Von D's Gothic Ring
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We didn't really expect Kat Von D to sport a traditional ring after her engagement to Deadmau5 -- but there's a reason she ended up with such an off-beat sparkler.

"She didn't have a choice," Deadmau5 told Celebuzz at the Art of Elysium "Heaven" Gala on Jan. 12 in Los Angeles. "That was all me."

But the 32-year-old -- aka Joel Zimmerman -- certainly headed to the right place to ensure Von D's delight: "It's her favorite company that makes the ring," he said.

And what a ring it is. "It has skulls in it," Von D., 30, said.

"Black stuff," Deadmau5 added.

"We wouldn't want something boring that everybody else has," Von D. explained. And same goes for her wedding dress. Though she said it was too early to announce her color of choice, she did make one thing clear: "There's nothing conventional about me or anything I do."

The couple got engaged via Twitter on Dec. 15.; Deadmau5 said they're hoping to tie the knot in 2013.

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  • Lydia

    You're so stupid, they met on Twitter so it's more romantic that you are saying it is. You're talking as if he's not good enough for him, when in actual fact they are perfect for each other/

  • Megan

    Do your homework lady, Kat loved that he proposed via Twitter because they are both always on it. The ring it totally Kat's style, and they both share their love of ink. Back the hell off of them and just let them be happy.

  • Ali Murray
    Ali Murray

    Kat is so cool. Most people get the bog standard diamond soltaire so Im glad she has something original and unique like herself.