The Tattoo Chronicles - A New Book By Kat Von D
An unscripted, uncensored, intimate, and fully illustrated personal diary by tattoo artist and bestselling author Kat Von D. Kat will be in the UK to launch her new book on 26th November. She is available for interview.
People can’t get enough of Kat Von D, the charismatic star of TLC’s LA Ink and one of the world’s most sought-after tattoo artists. In 2009 she released her first book High Voltage Tattoo, which became an immediate New York Times bestseller. In her gorgeous new book, THE TATTOO CHRONICLES (Collins Design; October 26, 2010; £19.99), Kat offers an intimate look at a pivotal year in her personal and professional life through an illustrated diary that begins in spring 2008 and ends in summer 2009. When Kat does a tattoo, she writes about it and draws sketches in a journal, creating an entry for each piece. She has hundreds of ledgers of these entries in her own writing, which reflect upon not only upon the significance of the tattoo for the person who is receiving it, but also how the experience of creating this tattoo affects her personally. In these entries—some poignant, some hilarious, some confessional—she lays it on the line about how the experience of creating these tattoos affect her personally. Here are the highs and the lows, the good, the bad, and the ugly—including her feelings about her fame, her family, her ex-boyfriend Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, her friends, and fans: Visually stunning and unique in its design from page to page, THE TATTOO CHRONICLES is jam-packed with tons of Kat’s images, from sketches of her tattoos to the finished works, and candid shots of friends, family, and her many 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 as much as they will love seeing new photographs of Kat that were taken specifically for the book. THE TATTOO CHRONICLES is the real Kat Von D: unscripted and uncensored!