CHICAGO – Standing up at the Lyric Opera house in Chicago is unusual before a show. But in this case, it was the night after a tragedy, and the operetta “The Merry Widow” – set in Paris, France, in 1905 – was about to unfold. The orchestra struck up La Marseillaise, a reminder that we’ll always have Paris.
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