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Her tattoo lair within High Voltage tattoo shop is a dripped candle wax gothic cave, think "I Dream high voltage tattoo book Jeannie" as meets Elvira meets Buffy's exboyfriend Spike. It is part How-To-Tattoo don't show up drunk!

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It's billed as a coffee table book, and shelved in the pop culture section of the bookstore. It's got a padded cover, and worn-journal style pages -- some that feature hand-written musings, sprawling script Kat.

There is a foreward from Nikki Sixx, whom she dated for two years, which is the best written part of the book: Kat Von D didn't reveal high voltage tattoo book more about herself beyond the bare bones biographical information that you could find on Wikipedia.

Anyone looking for juicy juice would be better served by watching E! She started tattooing at 14, dropped high voltage tattoo book of high school, ran away, ran back, married a Texan who has accumulated a body suit, loves her family.

There is also a multi-page full body spread, a tat-tour if you will, of the stories behind some of the countless markings inked into Kat's legs, face, hands, neck People who watch "LA Ink" will recognize one high voltage tattoo book the final sections of the book as similar to the format of the show, where a costumer walks in, explains that they want a portrait of their cat, then tell a real sob-story about how Fluffy was hit by a car.

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She also takes a look at how the craft is done and how high voltage tattoo book has made tattoos for celebrities, rockers, pro-skaters and other everyday citizens. The rest of the book takes a closer look at tattoo culture in general. She gives a behind-the-scenes look to readers, talking high voltage tattoo book how she started her parlor and the tools tattoo artists use.

Von D also explores different techniques used in creating a tattoo, walking through the steps for tattoo virgins.

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The most appealing parts of the book are the design and layout. But it is definitely worth taking a ton of time to flip through. The art, the actual reason for high voltage tattoo book season, is amazing not just Kat's tats, but also the photography by Lionel High voltage tattoo bookranging from a watercolor Kat Von D painted when she was seven years old to the angel that took four sittings to perfect on Nikki Sixx's ribs.


Kat Von D is known for her black and gray portrait work, and has mastered high voltage tattoo book and white contrasts to make realistic likenesses, twinkles in eyes and gaps in teeth. She's also heavy into big bold heavy lettering like you'd find on the cover of an 80s hairband album, tinged with the sort of gothic aesthetic.

Carnival colored Catholic art, featuring the High voltage tattoo book Mary. Details and small touches, like a Prince Charming making the metal sign, or a pirate ship motif high voltage tattoo book a subtle treasure map as the back drop.

And there is humor: Skateboarder slash professional prankster Bam Margera commissioned one of a bear making furious love to a kitty, with a message for a friend: In her book, you get the chance to see the work she does close up. And it is amazing.

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