High Voltage Tattoo Hardback
by Kat Von D.
The charismatic Kat Von D, the star of LA Ink, with writer Anthony Bozza (author of best-sellers "Slash" and "Tommyland") opens the door to the world of contemporary tattooing, the way only a true insider can.
The book will be targeted to the tattoo audience, particularly the younger demographic that actively gets tattoos.
It will include Kat's story, what inspires her, information about her show and her shop, her sketches, and her personal tattoos (she's a walking tattoo).
The thrust of the book is on her point of view on tattooing now: the work she finds inspirational, past and present; great tattoo artists, from a classic artist like Sailor Jerry to people she admires who are working around the world.The book will feature the work of and profiles of/interviews with a range of contemporary tattoo artists.
It will also include lots of profiles of /interviews with people who have interesting tattoos and all the stories behind them, which is a very intriguing aspect of her show.
The book will have a strong voyeuristic, human interest factor along with a wealth of great line art and photography, which is being shot for the book by Lionel Deloy. Finally, the book will include humourous visual thematic portfolios of Kat's work and aspects of tattooing she finds compelling.
The examples include: Kat's portrait tattoos (for which she is famous); great work in typography, back pieces, memorials, body suits, and more.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages, 200 colour
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 20/01/2009
- Category: Body art & tattooing
- ISBN: 9780061684388
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by Esiotrot
A stunning book which emulates Kats style perfectly and shows off her amazing talent. Beautiful pictures and very interesting text make this a must for any fan. Highly recommended.
Review by -Eva-
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.
Review by randirousseau
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.