CHICAGO - Look past the cheesy carbs and b-boy poses, this shiny mo-cap reboot of cartoon juggernaut “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” offers slick entertainment that makes for a welcome surprise for middle school fare. Proving that executive producer Michael Bay has both grown up but it still frightfully in tune with what jazzes teens, this surprise box office hit is indeed a nice slice of a blockbuster spectacle, whether or not a viewer cares about the turtles or not.
Exclusive Portrait: Tattoo Artist Kat Von D, Formerly of ‘LA Ink’
CHICAGO – In the world of tattoo art, there are few bigger personalities than Kat Von D. She was on two tattoo art-based reality shows on the TLC network, “Miami Ink” and “LA Ink,” plus has written two best selling books on the topic, and has launched make-up and clothing lines. She was in Chicago last year to promote her third book, “Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love and Tattooing.”
HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce captured this Exclusive Portrait as Kat Von D greeted admirers and signed books at Old Orchard Barnes & Noble in Skokie, Ill., in April of 2013.
Kat Von D at Old Orchard Barnes & Noble, April of 2013
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com