Show Us Your Tats! #3

by corey on March 21, 2011

Vonnegut fans love to get quotes and/or artwork from the man himself permanently etched onto their bodies.  Hey, no one can accuse Vonnegutians of not being dedicated!  So, without further ado, here is our third batch of tattooed Tralfamadorians.

Ani Kotrba, a 23-year-old from Slovakia, got “So it goes” tattooed onto her wrist last August.  She is an undergraduate student of English language and literature in Bratislava, and she is currently in the process of writing her Master’s thesis on Kurt Vonnegut.  Even though The Sirens of Titan is her favorite novel, the “So it goes” quote means a lot to her.

Nathan Sutton got his “Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt” tattoo right after he started going back to school for his Masters in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Miranda Wellborn from Austin, Texas has the same type of tattoo as Nathan, but hers is done in a more realistic style.  It also seems to have a Japanese flair about it with the cherry blossoms.

Ben Ullrich, a History Major at Indiana University Bloomington, has a Breakfast of Champions “Goodbye Blue Monday” tattoo on his forearm.  He got it the day after he turned 18.

Christopher Warren of Columbus, Georgia came by the KVML to show off his own “Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt” tattoo (and to visit the library, of course).  The KVML was his sole stop in Indiana on his trip across the US, which made us feel very honored.

Finally, Ali Graham of Indianapolis also stopped by the KVML for a visit and ended up revealing her two Vonnegut-related tattoos – one of the infamous sphincter on the back of her neck and another of her favorite Vonnegut quote on her calf.

Thanks to all of you for sending in your photos and messages!  If you’ve got a Vonnegut-related tattoo that you’d like to reveal to the world here on the KVML blog, drop me an e-mail at  I’d be happy to include you in the next “Show Us Your Tats!” post.


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4ndyman March 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

How about including linkies to the first two installments of Vonnetats? I must’ve missed ‘em!

Corey Michael Dalton March 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Sure thing! Here are links to the first two installments:

You can also find ‘em by using the handy-dandy “Categories” bar on the right side of the site. “Show Us Your Tats!” is its own category. Thanks for the suggestion! And for the term “Vonnetats.” I may have to steal that….

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