This belongs to mslbh.
For me it represents life and death, no matter what happens life goes on, with or without me in it.
It is in the handwriting of someone that I love. The 3/4 represents another artist. I sort of wish that I did not put it near my so it goes tattoo, but it can also be that with through love that our lives continue.
This is Kari’s.
I got this tattoo for several reasons. Obviously, Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors. He’s also one of the many authors who I discovered through my dad. My parents both love to read, and I’ve always felt very fortunate that they both passed down their love of literature to me. They tend to have differing tastes in reading material, though, and I always straddled the line between them. As a result, my own bookshelf holds a wide variety of authors and genres, and I love that I can share books with both of them, even if I’m not always sharing the same books with my mom as I am with my dad. So this tattoo is not just a tribute to Vonnegut, it’s also a tribute to my dad, in thanks for the part he played in making me the lit geek I am today. (I guess now I have to figure out something to represent the other side!) Since I’m a teacher, I’m trying to be somewhat cautious about what highly visible tattoos I get; since I teach English so I figured a literary tattoo was a reasonable choice. And I just like the quote. I tend to be fairly laid back and I try not to let things get to me. This tattoo reminds me to keep everything in perspective, to accept the things I can’t do anything about, and to keep moving forward rather than getting stuck fretting over those things.
This is Caitlin’s.
Its a constant reminder to me that, hey, shitty things happen. And it really sucks when they do, but its also okay, because life is okay and life goes on.
This was posted as a part of “So it Goes” Saturdays. The phrase “so it goes” appears in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five 106 times. Can you help me collect 106 “so it goes” tattoos? 29 down, 77 to go.