Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 6:00pm




Kat Von D is the charismatic star of TLC’s LA Ink and one of the world’s most sought-after tattoo artists. In 2009 she released her first book High Voltage Tattoo, which became an immediate New York Times bestseller. In her gorgeous new book, THE TATTOO CHRONICLES, Kat offers an intimate look at a pivotal year in her personal and professional life through an illustrated diary that begins in spring 2008 and ends in summer 2009.

When Kat does a tattoo, she writes about it and draws sketches in a journal, creating an entry for each piece. She has hundreds of ledgers of these entries in her own writing, which reflect upon not only upon the significance of the tattoo for the person who is receiving it, but also how the experience of creating this tattoo affects her personally. In these entries—some poignant, some hilarious, some confessional—she lays it on the line about how the experience of creating these tattoos affect her personally.
  Here are the highs and the lows, the good, the bad, and the ugly—including her feelings about her fame, her family, her then-boyfriend Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, her friends, and fans.


Visually stunning and unique in its design from page to page, THE TATTOO CHRONICLES is jam-packed with tons of Kat’s images, from sketches of her tattoos to the finished works, and candid shots of friends, family, and her many unusual personal collections—all photographed by Kat herself.


Kat Von D is a tattooer and the star of LA Ink. In 2007, she set the Guinness World Record for doing the most tattoos in a 24-hour period. She is the creator of an exclusive makeup and fragrance line for Sephora. Her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, is in Hollywood, where she lives.



 6:30 - 8:30 PM



PLEASE NOTE: This is a book-signing only; Kat will not be speaking. We encourage you to purchase a book, in advance or at the event, from The Booksmith. Signing line space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:30 PM.


Copies of The Tattoo Chronicles, as well as copies of High Voltage Tattoo, will be available. You may purchase your copies early in the store, by phone, at Booksmith.com, or via email (orders@booksmith.com). Kat will not have time to sign any memorabilia; please do not bring any. Candid snapshots are fine; there won't be time for posed photos with Kat.


The Tattoo Chronicles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061953361
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Design - October 26th, 2010

High Voltage Tattoo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061684388
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Design - February 1st, 2009