The Tattoo Chronicles

By Kat Von D
(Harper Design, Hardcover, 9780061953361, 240pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

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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!




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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