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.
Genre: Kunst & Tattoos
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