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High Voltage Tattoo by Kat Von D

High Voltage Tattoo

by Kat Von D

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An honest look at her life and how she got there. It is an interesting story of an artist even if you are not into the tattoo world. The book art work and print is beautiful and very detailed. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
This is a awesome book. Kat left no stone unturned, from the cover (which feels like a tattoo bench), to the text inside. She covers her autobiography, intereweaving it with her tattoos. Those on her body and one that she has done for others. After reading her book, I want to get a tattoo. I would rearead this book before going into a tat shop. ( )
  seki | Sep 7, 2011 |
Beautiful and funky book to flip through - Kat Von D does beautiful work. I wish there was a bit more of it displayed in the book. My copy was VERY poorly bound, and I had to send it out for re-binding in order to keep all the pages. Not Kat's fault, but the publisher/printer's, though. ( )
  randirousseau | Jul 25, 2011 |
A nice book to flick through. ( )
  RachaRolla | Oct 5, 2010 |
If you're a fan of Kat's - which you are if you've seen her art - this book is quite a treat. It's mainly about Kat's upbringing and family and how she became the accomplished tattoo artist that she is. There are lots of pictures of her own artwork and that of other artists (there's even a ten-page "map" of Kat's own tattoos). The only problem is that I wished there were more detailed pictures of the tattoos she writes about and maybe a few less pictures of her celebrity friends, but other than that, it's a very aesthetically appealing work. ( )
  -Eva- | Jul 6, 2010 |
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For Karoline ... Without You -- I'm Nothing.
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Some things about Kat Von D are just plain obvious. She's wall-to-wall heavy metal, a B-52 bomber dropping nuclear F-bombs on full-tilt boogie, guns blazing, all the while balancing on top of eight-inch stripper platform shoes--and that's all before most people are out of bed.
I started tattooing when I was just a kid.
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High Voltage Tattoo is a graphic perspective on today's global tattoo culture by Kat Von D, star of The Learning Channel's L.A. Ink and one of the most talented and popular artists working today. Designed in a style that is reminiscent of a handmade Gothic journal with its red padded cover, ornate typography, and parchmentlike pages, it throws the door wide open to tattooing culture in the way only an insider like Kat can.

High Voltage Tattoo traces Kat's career as an artist, from early childhood influences to recent work, along with examples of what inspires her, information about the show and her shop, her sketches, and personal tattoos. The book goes deep into tattoo process and culture: readers can see up close the pigments, the tools, and the making of complex, even collaborative, tattoos.

With a foreword by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, the book features images and stories about celebrities, rockers, pro skaters, and everyday citizens, including Slayer's Kerry King, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Margaret Cho, Jackass' Bam Margera, David Letterman, and many others. It profiles and showcases the work of artists Kat has selected from all over the world, her interviews with people who have compelling tattoos and stories, and amazing images of extraordinary tattoo work. Numerous portfolios throughout the book showcase a range of relevant subjects, from the black and gray portrait work for which Kat is famous to a popular tattoo theme, such as the rose or biblical images. There is a knockout ten-page full-body spread of Kat—clad in a yellow bikini and seven-inch, rhinestone-studded red stilettos—that catalogs in detail all her personal tattoos on her front, back, left, and right sides—even her hands and head.

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A visual tour of contemporary tattoo culture by one of the industry's forefront figures is presented in a format made to resemble an artist's sketchbook and is complemented by full-color photography, in an account that traces the author's career.

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