Kat Von D Defends Michelle McGee

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Kat Von D says you shouldn't have anything against Jesse James' lover Michelle "Bombshell" McGee because of her tattoos.

"You can't judge a book by its cover," the L.A. Ink star told UsMagazine.com at the Gay & Lesbian Center's An Evening With Women: Celebrating Art, Music and Equality party in Beverly Hills Saturday.

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"I think there has always been a negative stigma surrounding tattoos, especially on women," continued Von D, 28. "But to me, it is all about how you carry yourself, and some people carry it differently, I guess. For me, I just want to be a positive example of tattooing.

She doesn't think it's fair to say that McGee's tattooed look had anything to do with her affair with James. (McGee bares a striking resemblance to James' ex wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder.)

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"There have been many cases in the past that have been fully exploited where people have affairs and then they have absolutely no tattoos, so if we were to sit there and dissect that, that would be pointless and very time consuming," she said.

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On Friday, McGee said she was "really shocked" Sandra Bullock adopted a 3 1/2-month-old boy. She also slammed James, calling him an "OK" lover.

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