This tattoo belongs to Saoirse:
This is my Kurt Vonnegut tattoo, which I just got yesterday. It’s taken from ‘The Sirens of Titan‘ which, not only quickly became my favourite book when I first read it, but also introduced me to Vonnegut’s work. The section where Unk/Malachi and Boaz are stranded on Mercury really touched me, especially Boaz’s refusal to leave and the notion that home is not a place, but an internal state of being. I travel a lot, and after this year I probably won’t be back in my home country for a really long time. I got this tattoo to remind myself and my loved ones that they are my home, and in loving them I will always be “home”. Having said that, my mum freaked out completely when she saw it. I guess she didn’t grasp the sentiment.
“I found me a place where I can do good without doing any harm, and I can see I’m doing good, and them I’m doing good for know I’m doing it, and they love me, Unk, as best they can. I found me a home.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan