Photo by Mark MauerKat Von D works on a tattoo for Seth Gallagher around 4 pm Friday afternoon as part of her attempt to break the Guinness world record.
Monday Update: So did she break the record? Indeed, though it wasn't without it's troubles, hassles and angry people that didn't get there in time.
Check out the entry on Kat's MySpace page for all the details and background.
Photo by Mark MauerWho wants a hurried, rushed tattoo? Tons of people! More than a hundred were in line around the block to get their Kat Von D ink.
The event started at noon, Friday, Dec. 14 and goes until noon Saturday December 15th. Want to go? Head to High Voltage Tattoo at 1259 N. La Brea Ave. in West Hollywood a couple of blocks south of Sunset Blvd.
Photo by Mark MauerOh shit. Then the cops came. The nice officer said he wasn't going to get a tattoo. Then he asked if I "had something to do with all this."
Photo by Mark MauerNo appointments. Just show up! And bring a twenty dollar bill, y'all.
Photo by Mark MauerThese folks had their twenties ready. Not sure why, but at the time there were a lot more girls than boys in line.
Photo by Mark MauerIt's a chilly day in West Hollywood. Hoodies for everyone!
Photo by Mark MauerKat working on Seth's tattoo.
Photo by Mark MauerGet your tattoo and get filmed by half a dozen reality shows and cable news channels at no extra charge!
Photo by Mark MauerKat Von D working on the next customer.
Photo by Mark MauerInside the studio. Yeah, there's really a half-pipe in there.
Photo by Mark MauerThese folks were next in line. Blue jeans and black T-shirts not required; it just worked out that way.
Photo by Mark MauerThis is a lot like signing up for the armed forces. Sign your name, get a tattoo.
Phtoto by Mark MauerYou can get a tattoo on any part of your body as far as they're concerned. Even the back of your shin, if that's what you really want.
Photo by Mark MauerTo pull off breaking the record they'll need a lot of people show up from 3 am to 10 am Saturday morning.
Photo by Mark MauerHey - It's Cory from TV Guide!
Alas, it didn't look like Cory got a tattoo.
Photo by Mark MauerTV Guide Channel - on the scene!
Photo by Mark MauerNeuman on the right, making sure everyone signs the forms and it's all on the up and up.
Photo by Mark MauerPast patrons on the wall of fame.
Photo by Mark MauerAnd another...
Photo by Mark MauerTwo women were constantly prepping new needles, rigs, ink, and so on. Very clean, very pro.