So it goes #69, 70, 71

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Ernest Hemingway So it goes.

This tattoo belongs to Misa and was done at Sacred Tattoo, Auckland New Zealand. Georgia font.

Many year ago, a person who I truly love and admire introduced me to Slaughterhouse-Five. He knew that I often escaped into literature, and thought, “who better to escape with than Vonnegut?” The book, and Vonnegut’s quotes, helped me through some very tough times. And this tattoo is a reminder of just how far I’ve come. It tells me to let things go when I need to, to look forward and smile when I can, and to remember there’s a far bigger picture here than little old me. Somehow, I find that deeply comforting.

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Ernest Hemingway So it goes.

This belongs to Ed.

This is one that was a loooooong time in the making. From about the first moment the needle hit my skin for my first tattoo I had this one in mind. Years and years and years later I finally got it done. The typewriter itself is based on a classic “Loyal Royal” as used by Hemingway among others. The quote on the paper is obviously Vonnegut. I considered getting Vonnegut’s actual typer incorporated, but after a little research I found that his chosen model was ugly as fuck so I went with the Royal.

I read Slaughterhouse-FiveLiterary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Ernest Hemingway So it goes. at least once a year and it’s rarely far from my thoughts so it seemed fitting to get it permanently attached to my arm. I hope you like it because I really do.

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Ernest Hemingway So it goes.

This belongs to Helga.

This tattoo is the latest out of several I have. My husband nearly died a couple of months ago and everything we have been through together made me think a lot about life and death. I have been reading and re-reading Vonnegut for years and always discovered some new aspects that helped me through when dark days came. This tattoo helps me to remember that I can go on no matter what and that basically world is a terrific place.

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? 71 down, 35 to go.

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