Thursday, November 11, 2010

Written in Ink

Tonight was an interesting night, I went with my friend (and new co-worker) Stephanie to a book signing for Kat Von D's new book. It was insane how many people showed up- they were wrapped around the outside of the building!! Luckily, Steph and I went early this morning and got our wristbands, and they were color-coded, so we got to cut the line to the end of our bracelet's color line. Fun fact that I learned tonight- Red Bull tastes great with mint gum (especially when the red bull is free), I also learned that I get super talkative with red bull in my system. lol Another fun part of the night (besides the free sample-sized Kat Von D eyeshadow primers) was that 2 other members of the LA Ink crew were there too!! Dan, who is delightfully adorable, and Rooftop! :-D All three signed the book, and I got a hug from Kat, and she was super nice and even complimented me on my jacket! :) (Did you know she is super tall?!) Anyway, in honor of the occasion, I did Kat Von D nails, I originally drew them in Sharpie, but as soon as topcoat hit them, they faded to almost nothing, so I had to go over them again in polish.

On the thumb is part of her lipstick 'Hollywood' tattoo, on the ring finger is her famous star eye area tattoos, and on the pinky is the LA Ink logo. The middle and index finger are just generic tattoos. Stupid OPI topcoat smeared the crap out of them. :(

I used MAC In the Buff as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the black, and Nubar Sexy Red for the red. Topped it off with a coat of OPI Speed Dry, because I'm out of usable Seche Vite.

The pic of me and the crew (I swear I'm looking at the camera, but the glare makes both Kat and my eyes look weird):

The book I got signed for Krystal: (aka Keysgoround)


  1. Eeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  2. Cute!! As for the Seche Vite, get a bottle of Seche Restore, you can put your goopy Vite back to normal! :D

  3. LOVE the polish/sharpie tribute! you're so, so lucky to have met Kat and bonus the boys were there too. what a fun time that must have been, i bet that book is really cool.

  4. Laynie- Ive 'Restore'd the shit out of it, it's cloudy and full of bubbles. It's been refilled and refilled, just time to get a new bottle.

    Thanks ladies :)

  5. I love the design, it looks very tattoo-ish and a little vintage-y.

    And I think my friend from ceramics class went to the same book signing tour only it was here in DC...she also said that Kat was mad tall and mad nice.
    Anywho, I'm glad you had a good time!

  6. Very cool love the idea of the tats, so jealous would love to get my hands on this book!

  7. You know, when she was on Miami Ink I really thought mean, old Ami was picking on poor, little, homesick Kat. Then she moved home and got her own show. After watching it several times, I really miss Miami Ink. I'd want a Kevlar vest if she was standing behind me.

    Nice nails though.

  8. How cool!

    Dan is such a cutie...and the accent...*swoon*!

    I watch Miami Ink all the time :D

  10. i love Kat! i dressed as her for H'ween!

  11. WOUUUU I LOVE LA INK ;)))))))))))))


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