Two-time New York Times best-selling author and renowned tattooer Kat Von D raises the stakes in her third book, an expository chronicle of her journey to develop personal strength through taking bigger risks in life, love, and her tattoo work and overcoming great disappointments.
With a text reflecting Kat's unflinching honesty and full commitment to following her passions, supplemented by her many clients' personal, life-changing stories, the book similarly goes all out-with gorgeous large-scale tattoos throughout.
Go Big or Go Home is Kat Von D's follow-up to her two New York Times Bestsellers, High Voltage Tattoo and The Tattoo Chronicles.
Kat is really raising the bar in her third book, her most expository yet.
In Go Big or Go Home, Kat writes about risk taking-about being willing to follow one's passions in day-to-day life, love, and work and taking responsibility for her actions for better or worse.
It's a collection of anecdotal stories that reveal some of her greatest desires as well as fears, successes and failures, and how she copes with experiences of some downright bad luck.
This is a book about listening to your guts, acting on your desires, looking failures square in the eye-living and learning-and when necessary, letting go and moving on. Kat opened her Wonderland Gallery to great success, when everyone warned her it would fail. She has taken many risks in love-and had to weather those relationship storms publicly because of the media-and stood tall and still maintains that after all that, she is still a hopeless romantic.
Her beautiful home burned to the ground while she was on tour for The Tattoo Chronicles-and with her home, she lost a beloved pet as well as her art and many cherished collections: readers will find out how she handled all that loss.
They will also learn about her aspirations outside tattooing, from relationships with her family to cutting a record, from learning to surf despite a true phobia about sharks to designing a clothing line-all very different dreams, big and small, that require her to conquer various fears and insecurities-thus presenting at once both vulnerability and inspiration her fans will relate to.
As with Kat's other books, Go Big or Go Home contains numerous anecdotes about her clients. Mirroring the book's themes of commitment, honesty, and risk taking, the stories she's included are also related to bigger personal issues (as opposed to being decorative or commemorative pieces), taking risks and being open to change-and in keeping, the tattoos themselves are all large-scale works of art that represent faith and strength. Filled with Kat's sketches, handwriting, and gorgeous photographs of her work, this book will thrill Kat's fans worldwide, as she reveals more of herself than ever before and inspires will doing so.