High I.Q.

Tattoo artist, one-time Guinness World Record holder, and star of the only TLC program not focused on little people, sister wives, or mega-broods, Kat Von D generates more ink in the press than she rams into skin. Still, the artist’s book signing of The Tattoo Chronicles, her tell-all photo-diary of life in the oscillating needle biz, should make for good people watching.

Von D’s previous take on tattoo culture, High Voltage Tattoo, made the New York Times bestseller list. Her latest tome should be buoyed by her Q Score as well as her clients’ cachet.

Queue up with your non-vibrating pen at the Desert Ridge Marketplace Barnes & Noble. This is a signing only, which means no reading, no personalization, and no memorabilia autographing. The store will hand out tickets at 9 a.m. on the day of the event.

Fri., Nov. 12, 6 p.m., 2010
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Nicholas Gerbis