This is Kerstin’s tattoo.
This quote is from Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, and the asterisk-like thing in the middle, is Kurt Vonnegut’s art print version of his drawing of an asshole in Breakfast of Champions, though with how often that symbol appears on the site, I’m sure people know that by now. Cat’s Cradle was the one work of Vonnegut’s that really changed my life. All of them have a little in their own little ways, but this one book completely changed things for me, because it was all about the search for meaning in our lives, to the point where we trick ourselves into seeing things that aren’t there. This had a great resonance with me, and I suggest that everyone read the book.