Synopses & Reviews
Renowned tattoo artist, author of New York Times
bestsellers High Voltage Tattoos
and The Tattoo Chronicles
, and star of 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.
Kat has always been a risk-taker in her day-to-day life, her creative work, and in 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 her out her artistry.
About the Author
Kat Von D is a world-renowned tattoo artist. The owner of High Voltage Tattoo and Wonderland Gallery and the star of The Learning Channel's hit global show, LA Ink, which ran for five years, she is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, High Voltage Tattoo and The Tattoo Chronicles. She continues to add to her spectrum of passions through numerous creative outlets, including a makeup line with Sephora as well as an eponymous clothing line. She also set the Guinness World Record for doing the most tattoos in a twenty-four period in 2007. Her tattoo shop and art gallery are located in West Hollywood, where she happily resides.