The Tattoo Chronicles, Hardback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Charismatic star of LA Ink Kat Von D gives fans an unscripted and uncensored look at a crucial year in her personal and professional life in The Tattoo Chronicles, the visually arresting and no-holds-barred follow-up to her first book, the New York Times bestseller, High Voltage Tattoo.

A rich anthology of intimate entries from her diary, plus a wealth of personal memorabilia, sketches, and photography shot by Kat especially for the new book, The Tattoo Chronicles reveals the passions, frustrations, and creative process of the real Kat Von D, one of the world's most renowned tattooers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Body art & tattooing
  • ISBN: 9780061953361



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I'm a fan of Kat Von D's art and, regardless of what you think of her personally, you have to agree that she is one heck of a talent when it comes to tattoos. In this book, she relays some of the stories she has been told by her clients while working on their art - and adds her own comments on why this or that particular story was important or poignant to her. There are loads of beautiful photos in the book, not only of tattoos, but also of Kat's own art and, sometimes bizarre, collectibles. And, there are many, many, many stories/anecdotes/descriptions of her relationship with then boyfriend Nikki Sixx. This is the biggest beef I have with the book; it was described to me as a book about Kat's journal entries about her art, but I got loads of Kat's journal entries about what it's like to date Nikki Sixx, which is information that interests me little. It is a beautiful book with very nice print and some great stories, but had it been named <i>Personal Journals</i>, rather than <i>Tattoo Chronicles</i>, I would have given it a higher rating.

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This book was picked up on a whim when I walked by it at Chapters and the cover caught my eye. I love to admire artwork tattoos and she is a fabulous artist but I this book was more a journal about her love life than her art. The artistic tattoos shown and the background story on each piece were wonderful, but there was too much drama about her love life in the book.

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