So it Goes #87, 88, 89

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Illustrations So it goes.

This belongs to Arija.

“So it goes” and Tralfamadorian as described in Slaughterhouse-Five. I plan to get one on the opposite ankle of Saturn and its moon Titan along with an eye from the cover of The Sirens of Titan.

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Illustrations So it goes.

This belongs to Autumn A.

The first square is my first attempt to capture what I wanted for my tattoo. The remaining three shows the cover-up that I now love. It was done by Amber Anderson at Brave New World Tattoo in Upland, and she did such an excellent job at turning my idea into reality. It is our rendition of a Tralfamadorian ship, with a banner trailing behind. Like many others, “so it goes” means so much to me. It has become my mantra in the face of loss, tragedy, and hurt, but it also reminds me to enjoy the sweeter moments with more appreciation and thoughtfulness.

Literary Tattoos: Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Illustrations So it goes.

This belongs to Courtney.

I had no idea that anyone else had this tattoo and then I stumbled across this website. You have So it Goes Saturdays!! Haha. None of my friends or family are big readers so everyone thought it was a dumb tattoo..or didn’t get it. It’s nice to know I kinda have a whole army of people that fell in love with this wonderful piece of literature the way I did.

I plan on getting a few more tattoos, all literary. My only non literary tattoo is “Let it Be” Gotta rep my Beatles :)

It’s done in white ink which would be why it’s difficult to see on my pale skin.

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? 89 down, 17 to go.

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