Author(s): Kat Von D.
The author of "New York Times"' bestsellers "High Voltage Tattoo" and "The Tattoo Chronicles", renowned artist Kat Von D raises the expository and tattoo bar with "Go Big or Go Home", her most intimate work yet. Someone who has followed her passions with full commitment and courage from a very young age, Kat has always been a risk-taker in her day-to-day life, her creative work, and in love. Aligned with this focus on risk taking, making bold moves, following through, and taking responsibility for her actions in this context is Kat's decision to create only large-scale tattoos especially for this book. These meticulous works of art take hours to plan, draw, and execute, and require hours of concentration and endurance for both Kat and her clients. They represent a large commitment from Kat as an artist and from the client, whose lifelong commitment to the large piece almost always represents a significant event or a visible manifestation of their evolving inner selves.
Filled with Kat's sketches, handwriting, and specially commissioned photographs of the large-scale tattoos by celebrity and fashion photographer Patrick Hoelck - both in process and finished pieces - "Go Big or Go Home" is filled with a range of astounding work on regular citizens, as well as the many celebrities that seek her out, including songwriter Linda Perry, actor Ewan MacGregor, rapper "The Game", and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. Above all, this special book captures the candor, compassion, and enormous talent of an amazing woman beloved by millions worldwide.