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 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.
She spends so many pages whining about her personal struggles, whimpering about her man-toy (Nikki Sixx) and only briefly mentions ANY of the work she does on her clients.
Very intimate, gorgeous to look at, and surprisingly heartwarming, this is a wonderful memoir that will make you a fan of the seemingly aloof, often shallow, mercurial tattoo genius Kat Von D.
I am shocked that she put so much of herself out there on the page. Typography, photography, tattoo, cover design - stunning.
Decent book but I would rather have read more about the stories behind the tattoos and less about her relationship with Nikki Sixx (especially considering they are no longer together).
I guess what I really want is just an art book with pictures of the tattoos she did and why that person got it.