CHICAGO – The legacy of public housing is one of the strangest forces of karma in the City of Chicago. For example, sites that were once some of the roughest and most neglected housing for the poor now contain luxury condos. It is the people of those former hellholes that still remember the sorrowful history of what they once called home. The American Theater Company (ATC) have gathered these stories for the poignant and extraordinary “The Projects.”
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