High Voltage Tattoo

High Voltage Tattoo

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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 M#65533;tley Cr#65533;e'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.

Publisher: New York : Collins Design, c2009.
ISBN: 9780061684388
Branch Call Number: BIO VON D K. Von D 03/2009
Characteristics: 174 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,27 cm.


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Feb 06, 2011

I love her books. A good balance between stories and pics. I only gave a 4 instead of a five star because I just read her newest book and think that one is a bit better and deserves the 5 star rating.

kantoni Oct 10, 2010

This book gives great insight into Kat's own tattoos, and how she came to be such an amazing artist.

Aug 16, 2010

If your a tattoo enthusiast your are going to love this book. It has amazing photos of not only most of Kat Von D's tattoos but some she's done. I couldn't put this book down...can't read to read her next book.


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