This is Megan's.
I got this tattoo in memory of my friends & family who have passed on. It's to remind me that their death's were not in vain & that life, indeed, does go on.
This is Katie's.
This is Dan's.
I got the tattoo for the same reason everyone else who gets it did, I love the quote from the book and the message about death and destiny that it carries. Vonnegut is hands down my favorite writer of all time and when I decided I wanted a tattoo it was an obvious decision who would be my inspiration. It was just a matter of which quote I wanted and this one won out pretty easily.
This belongs to Travis Petit.
This belongs to JessB.
"So it goes" means a lot to me- don't fret over the small stuff, life goes on. My "so it goes" is on my right wrist facing me so I can always read it when I need a little reminder.
This belongs to Michael Salinger.
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This belongs to "The Bob".
I've always loved Vonnegut. I'm comfortable with saying that I've attempted suicide a few times, and this tattoo has been a constant source of inspiration since my last hospitalization. I actually read Slaughterhouse-Five while recovering, and decided that my entire life was one big "so it goes..." meaning i was finally happy with myself and not going to try anything like that again. This tattoo is just my way of showing the world. Additionally, I got the Asterisk because I like the image of myself being 80 and still thinking a picture of an assh*le is funny.
This belongs to Travis S.
I moved out to Athens to live with a friend I had gone to junior high school with to get away and clear my head for a while. Before I moved, I made him promise me that nothing would ever be too wild at our house, seeing as the winter and spring before this I had been in rehab for a cocaine habit. He promised that even though they drank and smoked pot occasionally, nothing would ever be too wild, nothing would ever be shoved in my face, and above all, there would never be cocaine in my house. The first weekend after we were all settled in, they threw a huge kegger and every promise my "best friend" had made, went out of the window. For the next month, I was a prisoner in my own home. I could hear one roommate blowing lines in the bathroom down the hall, people were always smoking pot right outside my door, and every time I went anywhere, I was antagonized about not smoking pot anymore. Luckily, I maintained my sobriety that I worked so hard for. I called my dad after that first month and told him what had happened and asked if I could come home once more.
On my last night in town, my only sober friend and I went out for dinner, a movie, and a cup of coffee. As we were walking to the coffee bar, I told him about my tattoo idea and that's when he told me he had always wanted to see someone get a tattoo. Needless to say, we went and got the tattoo done and it couldn't have worked out better. I don't think I can explain all the meaning that these three words. It works on so many levels in my life; it touches on my drug history, the loss of a friend, my parents divorce, my father exposing me to Vonnegut, and so on.
This one belongs to Ashlee.
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This is Paul Langley's.
This is done in my own handwriting. It is more personal than if it was written in a font like my other tattoo because it is a part of me. It reminds me that when things are going wrong that life goes on, there is nothing that end it until I die. Even if I do die; So it goes.
This is Graham's.
Vonnegut's novels were an enormous influence on my decision to become a writer.
This belongs to Russell, a university lecturer.
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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.
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This is Jaime's tattoo.
I got it to remind myself every day that life shouldn't stop because something I dislike happens. Because bad things happen, and sometimes they happen to good people. It's done in reverse on my collarbone, so that every day when I look in the mirror, it faces me. It's a permanent note to myself, and a good step in the right direction, for me, anyways.
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This is Emily's tattoo.
I decided to have the quote added to the base of a tattoo I already had. The statue is titled Life, the spirit of youth and victory. The first part was done by Inksmith and Rogers in Jacksonville Florida and the second by Liquid Courage in Omaha Nebraska.
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