Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing
On Sale: April 16, 2013
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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 themâ€”for better or worse.
In seven thematic essays, she addresses issues close to her
heartâ€”individuality, strength, creativity, independence,
presence, wisdom, and altruismâ€”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 tattoosâ€”both in process and completeâ€”Go
Big or Go Home features a range of astounding work both
on regular citizens and the many celebrities who seek her
out, including songwriter Linda Perry, Green Day's Billie
Joe Armstrong, actor Ewan MacGregor, 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.
Wendy Williams - April 17, 2013
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