This post originally appeared on The Lab NYC:

Kat Von D became arguably the world’s most popular tattoo artist with her hit show “LA Ink”, and with high profile engagements to Jesse James and now Joel Zimmerman, aka “Deadmau5”. Kat has become one of the country’s most beloved TV personalities, and a NY Times Bestselling author of High Voltage Tattoos and The Tattoo Chronicles, but no Kat Von D raises the bar with her most intimate work yet: Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing. With a social media following in the millions and her popularity at an all time high, Kat shows that she has always been a risk-taker in her day-to-day life, her creative work, and in love.

“In Go Big or Go Home, she writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes and failures, and shares how she has dealt with them. In seven thematic essays, Kat addresses issues close to her heart—such as individuality, independence, and altruism—and draws upon her own experiences and those of her many clients.

Filled with Kat’s sketches, handwriting, drawings of tattoos, and process photos, as well as specially commissioned photographs of the finished large-scale tattoos by celebrity and fashion photographer Patrick Hoelck, Go Big or Go Home covers a wide range of her astounding work on regular citizens, as well as the many celebrities who seek her out her artistry.”

Here “The King Of Kamelot” chats #InTheLab with the beautiful and awesome Kat Von D about her new book “Go Big Or Go Home”, her underwater themed wedding plans to Deadmau5, communicating with her fans on social media, her high profile romances, becoming a world renowned tattoo artist, what home life with one of the world’s most popular DJ’s is like, and she even draws a tattoo on my arm!

Here is Kat Von D on CBS’ “The Couch” as well: