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The Tattoo Chroniclesby Kat Von D
Saturday, May 25, 2013 02:00 PM
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton, OR
Renowned tattoo artist, author of New York Times bestsellers High Voltage Tattoos and The Tattoo Chronicles, and star of the reality TV show LA Ink, Kat Von D raises the bar with her most intimate work yet: Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing (Harper Design). Kat has always been a risk-taker in her day-to-day life, her creative work, and love. In Go Big or Go Home, she writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures, and shares how she has dealt with them. In seven thematic essays, Kat addresses issues close to her heart — such as individuality, independence, and altruism — and draws upon her own experiences and those of her many clients. Filled with Kat's sketches, handwriting, drawings of tattoos, and process photos, as well as specially commissioned photographs of the finished large-scale tattoos by celebrity and fashion photographer Patrick Hoelck, Go Big or Go Home covers a wide range of her astounding work on regular citizens, as well as the many celebrities who seek out her artistry.
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The Tattoo Chronicles is an illustrated diary that offers an intimate look at a crucial year in the personal and professional life of Kat Von D, the charismatic, no-holds-barred tattooer and star of LA Ink.
When Kat does a tattoo, she writes an entry about it in her journal, reflecting not only on the significance of the tattoo for the person who is receiving it but also on how the experience of creating this tattoo affects her personally.
In these diary entries — some poignant, some hilarious, some confessional — Kat lays it on the line about how doing these tattoos influences her life and art. Here are the highs and the lows, the good, the bad, and the ugly — including her feelings about her fame, family, love life, friends, and fans.
Visually stunning, this graphically compelling diary is jam-packed with tons of Kat's images, from sketches of her tattoos to the finished works, and candid shots of her unusual personal collections — all photographed by Kat herself. Fans will love reading about her array of clients from all walks of life, including Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Navarro, and members of Metallica, Green Day, Kings of Leon, and the Eagles. Throughout The Tattoo Chronicles are captivating, color photographs of Kat that were taken specifically for the book, published here for the first time.
Here she is: the real Kat Von D: unscripted and uncensored!
In these diary entries--some poignant, some hilarious, some confessional--Kat lays it on the line about how inking these tattoos influences her life and art. Here are the highs and the lows, the good, the bad, and the ugly, including her feelings about her fame, family, love life, friends, and fans.
Charismatic star of LA Ink Kat Von D gives fans an unscripted and uncensored look at a crucial year in her personal and professional life in The Tattoo Chronicles, the visually arresting and no-holds-barred follow-up to her first book, the New York Times bestseller, High Voltage Tattoo. A rich anthology of intimate entries from her diary, plus a wealth of personal memorabilia, sketches, and photography shot by Kat especially for the new book, The Tattoo Chronicles reveals the passions, frustrations, and creative process of the real Kat Von D, one of the worlds most renowned tattooers.
About the Author
Kat Von D is a tattooer and the star of LA Ink, one of the Learning Channel's top-rated programs since its launch in 2007. She is the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller, High Voltage Tattoo, and the creator of an exclusive makeup and fragrance line for Sephora. Kat also set the Guinness World Record for doing the most tattoos in a twenty-four-hour period. Her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, is in Hollywood, where she lives.
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