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The Tattoo Chronicles (Kat Von D) [Hardcover]

Kat Von D
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26 Oct 2010 Kat Von D

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.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design (26 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061953369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061953361
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.3 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Tattoo Chronicles is an illustrated diary that offers an intimate look at a crucial year in the personal and professional life of Kat Von D, the charismatic, no-holds-barred tattooer and star of LA Ink.

When Kat does a tattoo, she writes an entry about it in her journal, reflecting not only on the significance of the tattoo for the person who is receiving it but also on how the experience of creating this tattoo affects her personally.

In these diary entries—some poignant, some hilarious, some confessional—Kat lays it on the line about how doing these tattoos influences her life and art. Here are the highs and the lows, the good, the bad, and the ugly—including her feelings about her fame, family, love life, friends, and fans.

Visually stunning, this graphically compelling diary is jam-packed with tons of Kat's images, from sketches of her tattoos to the finished works, and candid shots of her 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. Throughout The Tattoo Chronicles are captivating, color photographs of Kat that were taken specifically for the book, published here for the first time.

Here she is: the real Kat Von D: unscripted and uncensored!

About the Author

Kat Von D is a renowned tattoo artist and the star of the former hit television series LA Ink, which ran for five successful years. She is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, High Voltage Tattoo and The Tattoo Chronicles, and is the creator of an exclusive makeup and fragrance line for Sephora. She is also the founder of Wonderland Gallery, an art gallery and boutique located next to her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, in Hollywood, where she lives.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, great insider reading... 23 Nov 2010
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Loved this book, it is so differently done, from Kat's diary pages to the illustrations scattered around the pages.It gives a great insight into working in or running a tattoo studio and also into Kat as a person/artist/tattooist etc. I really could not put this book down.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes tattoos, Kat Von D and to anyone who likes to read things that are slightly "off the wall". High Voltage Tattoo
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kat Von D Rocks like no other! 11 Jan 2011
This is a book I have bought for someone as a gift, and have yet to give it to them.. first of all the book is graphically designed to rock and roll perfection from the colours to the typefaces to the photography used. The whole book has a real gothic / glam feel and is full of personal diary entries supported and enhanced by the stunning, visually amazing tattoos and of course the clients that KVD comes into play with. Tattoos are not just an art form on the skin, but as this book suggests, they bring people together through touching emotional stories and real life events. Kat Von D is not only stunning but is incredibly down to earth considering her artistic talents and the fame she has found through her passion for tattooing. This is a great coffee table book for those yet to experience the world of tattooing and of course for those who already have. Would totally recommend to all KVD lovers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KVD- Stunning! 27 Nov 2010
A very personal insight into KVD's life- which sometimes makes for very uncomfortable reading knowing she has now split from Nikki Sixx- but the main part of this book is the stunning tattoo work and the stories behind the people. The book is beautiful- a piece of art in itself- and I'm a huge KVD fan and treasure this book very much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have!! 25 Jan 2012
By Smithy
An amazing boot, very intresting. Beautiful tattoos and Kat Von D really makes it personal with drawings on every page. Recommend highly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Tattoo Chronicles 9 Jan 2011
By alanp
An excellent easy to read biography with stunning high quality pictures of tatoos following the career of a very talented woman
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
By Manda
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perfect for what i wanted and arrived in good time
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for any Kat fan... 4 April 2014
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Bought for daughter, she really loves Kat - she was happy with this book and says she would recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST OF THE 3 BOOKS 11 Jan 2014
By Melissa
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I think this is my favourite book from Kats 3 books. The artwork is stunning. A Kindle copy would not do it justice. Has journal writings and tattoo photos from clients and tattoos of hers. Will look great on my bookcase. Very pleased. For all tattoo lovers is a must.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain
Good product, delivered within the time frame and was packed well for protection during transit. A good book for the tattoo fanatic or art enthusiast.
Published 7 months ago by kay machen
3.0 out of 5 stars Not well written
This book was not great. It is badly written. The only thing that stopped me from giving it a terrible review was that the pictures were well taken.
Published 8 months ago by Yvonne Kearns
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant product, very happy I purchased for this price and would definately recommend to the next buyer. Cannot fault the product and would buy again.
Published 11 months ago by PremiumSissons
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I found this book very addictive - as much as tattoos- great read, very interesting stories about the tattoos and her life. Read more
Published 14 months ago by tracy7
5.0 out of 5 stars great follow up to the first book
This was a great follow up to her first book. It is more about tattoos than her life but the personal touch is still there. Cant wait for the third installment.
Published 15 months ago by miss k j manns
2.0 out of 5 stars Lovely looking book but...
This truly is a lovely looking book and Kat's artwork is amazing but unfortunately if you have seen most the LA ink's like I have, then you will probably remember most the people... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Erinioo
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazinggggggg
I love Kat Von D, so when I see her book out i though, I HAVE TO HAS THIS. And it didnt let me down.
Published 16 months ago by Charis
3.0 out of 5 stars Was the book i love
was the book i love but came which huge dents in so had to send it back and went to the shop and brought one
Published 16 months ago by georgina
5.0 out of 5 stars Kat Von D a Tattoo genius
I'm a big fan of tattoos and reading this book just gave me more inspiration and knowledge.
I'd recommend this book for any tattoo fan or even just art fans in general.
Published 21 months ago by lilangel
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
loved this book like i love Kat Von D, its not just about her shop but also about her life
great pictures of the tattos she had done, its a defo read
Published 22 months ago by leanne
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