Kat Von D geared up with her High Voltage Tattoo Book

Posted by Disha Singh on January 17, 2009

Darling Kat Von D, has again come up with new venture other than tattooing though about tattooing…am I confusing you? I don’t think so. You remember last year in May she brought out her Make-Up Line and this year she is ready with a book called, High Voltage Tattoo, which she claims, is a window into the world of tattooing through her eyes.

Book appears to be a real treat to eyes and in it you will also see the tattoos Kat has done on the likes of Bam Margera, Kerry King of Slayer, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Anthrax, Alkaline Trio, Eagles of Death Metal, Margaret Cho, Jeffree Star, Jamie Thomas, Steel Panther, Fireball Ministry, Nikki Sixx, as well as some of her never before seen final tattoos on her all time fave clients!

Let’s see what introduction they give for the Book:

“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.”

High Voltage Tattoo, By Kat Von D
will be available January 20th in bookstores nationwide,
as well as on The Official Book Tour launching January 18th, 2009.

Virgin Megastore Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd 105
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Thursday, 1/22 @ 7pm

Virgin Megastore
2 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Friday, 1/30 @7pm

Tattoo artist, Kat Von D, will be signing copies of her book, “High Voltage Tattoo.” Purchase your copy beginning 20/1/2009 at Virgin Hollywood and receive a wristband that guarantees you a spot in line to have your book signed.

*While supplies last. 1 person per wristband. 1 wristband per purchase.

Book Release dates:

Thursday, January 22, 2009 7pm – 9pm
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Saturday, January 24, 2009 2pm – 6pm
12370 South Mainstreet
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Friday, January 30, 2009 7pm – 9pm
2 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Monday, February 2, 2009 4pm – 6pm
1072 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 7pm – 9pm
3600 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Thursday, February 5, 2009 10pm – 2am
TAO @ The Venetian
3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, February 7, 2009 2pm – 4pm
6521 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Friday, February 13, 2009 7pm – 9pm
34300 Woodward Avenue
Birmingham, MI 48009

Saturday, February 14, 2009 3pm – 5pm
7433 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53717

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:30pm – 9:30pm
1540 Gold Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5pm – 7pm
801 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Saturday, February 21, 2009 2pm – 4pm
2501 Westend
Nashville, TN 37203

Friday, February 27, 2009 7pm – 9pm
3338 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 7pm – 9pm
19925 Biscayne Avenue
Aventura, FL 33180

Saturday, March 7, 2009 2pm – 4pm
1S. Broad St., Ste. 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, March 14, 2009 2pm – 4pm
170 West Ridgely Road
Lutherville, MD 21093

Monday, March 16, 2009 1pm – 4pm
97 Warren St
New York, NY 10007

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 6pm – 8pm
232 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11pm – 2am
The Marquee
289 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 6pm – 8pm
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02119

3 thoughts on “Kat Von D geared up with her High Voltage Tattoo Book”

  1. this might sound stupid…the book never dropped in new zealand,i cant talk mum into buying it for me from america…does anyone know where i could read the forward Nikki Sixx wrote for the book?

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