Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, who battled a heroin addiction, says his girlfriend of about eight months, L.A. Ink star Kat Von D, keeps him inspired.
"She's so into art," says Sixx. "I learn from her all the time and we just keep getting closer." Surely the five-plus tattoos Von D has inked on the rocker and their mutual no marriage, no kids policy are strong indicators of their common bond.
The couple, who started off as "text buddies," knew they were meant for each other, "when we went to the movies and our hands ran into each other," recalls the rocker, who's song "Tomorrow," with band Sixx: AM, was picked as the anthem for National Recovery Month this past September.