Kat Von D is recording an album.

The 'LA Ink' star - who recently split from her fiance Jesse James - has decided to make a career change and has begun laying down tracks in the studio.

Speaking at the Rage video game launch in Los Angeles at the weekend, she told E! News: "I've been passionate about music all my life. I've been playing classical piano since I was six. So I understand the form, but it will be fun to be able to translate a message."

Kat is confident she will be able to make a great record because she is a creative person and music is just another outlet for her.

The 29-year-old Tattoo artist added: "I think it's much like tattooing or the TV show or make-up, my clothing line, fashion. All those things, they're just different outlets to be able to be creative. So music, I think it's going to be one of those things."

The sexy TV star's influences are Guns N' Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, Depeche Mode and The Cure and she has promised her songs will focus more on her "dark, more tragically romantic".

Kat and Jesse - the ex-husband of Sandra Bullock - split up for good in September after deciding they were on "different paths in life".