Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing

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With passion and unflinching honesty, renowned tattoo artist and New York Times bestselling author Kat Von D chronicles her journey to develop greater personal strength by taking bigger risks in life, love, and her art in this stunning illustrated book.

In Go Big or Go Home, her most intensely personal work yet, Kat Von D raises the expository and tattoo bar as she writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures, and shares how she has dealt with ...

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With passion and unflinching honesty, renowned tattoo artist and New York Times bestselling author Kat Von D chronicles her journey to develop greater personal strength by taking bigger risks in life, love, and her art in this stunning illustrated book.

In Go Big or Go Home, her most intensely personal work yet, Kat Von D raises the expository and tattoo bar as she writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures, and shares how she has dealt with them–for better or worse. In seven thematic essays, she addresses issues close to her heart–individuality, strength, creativity, independence, presence, wisdom, and altruism–and draws on engaging and inspiring stories from her own life and those of her clients throughout each section.

Aligned with this focus on risk taking, making bold moves, and taking responsibility for her actions is Kat's decision to create only large-scale tattoos especially for this book. Each tattoo represents a two-fold commitment: one from Kat as an artist, and the other from the client, for whom the tattoo almost always represents a significant event or a visible manifestation of his or her evolving inner self.

Filled with Kat's sketches, handwriting, and specially commissioned photographs of tattoos–both in process and complete–Go Big or Go Home features a range of astounding work on both regular citizens and the many celebrities who seek her out, including songwriter Linda Perry, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, actor Ewan McGregor, rapper Game, and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.

Above all, this special book captures the candor, compassion, and enormous talent of an artist beloved by millions worldwide.

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As the star of LA Ink and as a bestselling author (High Voltage Tattoos; The Tattoo Chronicles), tattoo artist Kat Von D has engraved her reputation on the world. In her latest public display, she turns from tats to her personal life, writing candidly about topics including individuality, independence, desires, fear, failure, success, and altruism. Fans of her artistry, however, won't be disappointed: Go Big or Go Home brims with sketches, calligraphy, drawings, and process photographs of Kat's incredible body creations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062108135
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 150,853
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kat Von D

Kat Von D is a renowned tattoo artist and the star of the former hit television series LA Ink, which ran for five successful years. She is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, High Voltage Tattoo and The Tattoo Chronicles, and is the creator of an exclusive makeup and fragrance line for Sephora. She is also the founder of Wonderland Gallery, an art gallery and boutique located next to her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo, in Hollywood, where she lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Im a huge fan of Kat! Had to get it

    Im a huge fan of Kat! Had to get it

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Kats big heart

    I think its great that kat opens up and shares the musings of an artist and shares her work I find it disgusting people say horrible things about her she is a successful tattooed woman and there is nothing wrong with that. I found this book to be as good as her last and I look forward to more

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    So good

    This book was absolutely horrid. I read the paper back one and it made me want to puke. The part where she describes her SM experiance is just disgusting. She shoves some weird thijgs in places i haven't even heard of. She is going to hell.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Definitely not for avid readers

    I enjoy Kat Von D's artistry and her television show, however this book is poorly written and boring. The artwork in the book is great but that is about all the excitement this book has to offer. Skip.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Ew

    Ugh

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 6, 2013

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