High Voltage Tattoo by Kat Von DHigh Voltage Tattoo by Kat Von D

High Voltage Tattoo

byKat Von D

Hardcover | January 20, 2009

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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.

Kat Von D is a renowned tattoo artist and the star of the former hit television seriesLA Ink, which ran for five successful years. She is the author of twoNew York Timesbestsellers,High Voltage TattooandThe Tattoo Chronicles, and is the creator of an exclusive makeup and fragrance line for Sephora. She is also the founder of Wonderland...
Title:High Voltage TattooFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.94 inPublished:January 20, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061684384

ISBN - 13:9780061684388

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Everything Kat makes is incredibly beautiful, and this book is no exception. The stories of her tattoos are fascinating and the book itself is so pretty.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good This book is easy to get through and i really enjoyed it. I own all 3 of her books and they're all terrific. You learn a lot about the people she's tattooed and a lot about her own life which is inspiring.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read This is the first book of Kat's that I own. It was enjoyable. Easy to read, I didn't have to keep picking it back up. It has made me want to purchase her other two, to read. I'd recommend this to certain people. Definitely not a read that everyone should pursue.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I own all 3 of Kat Von D's books. I started them without any expectations. I thought they were great, everyone who has seen the tv show don't care for her based on that but her books show who she truly is. Not only is the content good but the overall design of the book is great!
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Ideas But Fell Apart I purchased this book in the summer of 2009. I just looked through it again today and noticed that at least half the book was coming off the binding, something that I wouldn't expect from a book that cost me $35.95. If I still had my receipt I would get it replaced free of charge!
Date published: 2010-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If You Want Kat, You Got Her! Being not only a huge fan of Kat Von D but also of the tattoo world, this book became a definite must have as soon as it came out, but only recently was I able to get my hands on it, and I'm glad I did. This book sums up Kat Von D, giving readers an indepth look at her life, works, triumphs as well as information about tattoos, stories and others artists who inspire her. A definite must read for any fan of either Kat, tattoos or both!
Date published: 2009-03-06