31. 08. 12. - 12:50
Falco daughter is tattooist
The foster daughter of Austrian singing legend Falco is to become a tattoo artist it has been revealed.
Falco believed his daughter Katharina, 26, was his child for eight years and she lived with him in that time.
But the Austrian pop star, whose real name was Hans Hölzel, forced her to change her name when a paternity test cast doubt on the relationship.
Vitkovic was 12 in 1998 when Falco died at the age of 40 in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.
In her book, Falco was my Father, she depicts the famous singer as an attentive father who taught his daughter chess, gave her piano lessons and tested her English vocabulary. Vitkovic told the Berliner Morgenpost that Falco wanted her to be "a lady."
Until the test Vitkovic’s mother Isabella Vitkovic had raised her daughter together with Falco. The paternity test had severe consequences for then 8-year-old Katharina.
"After the paternity test, he changed his will. Before, I was the sole heir. Afterwards, I was completely excluded from the will." Katharina inherited nothing when he died.
She has always been a tattoo fan and has decided to make her hobby her job, and is studying for a tattoo artist qualification in Graz, Styria.
Katharina said: "Daddy was always drawing pictures with me as I was a small child."
She has already had requests form Falco fans to tattoo portraits of the deceased Austrian star and to sign her name underneath it.
She said: "At the end of January a client is travelling from Berlin to Graz for an appointment with me. He has already booked the flight."
Katharina has a tattoo behind her ear with Falco's initials.
She said: "That is my favourite tattoo."
Katharina Vitkovic will operate under the name "Kb-cat" at her tattoo studio.
"My dad used to call me his little cat" she added.