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Kurt Vonnegut Tattoos Since We Are Here on Earth to Fart Around

Kurt Vonnegut Tattoos Since We Are Here on Earth to Fart Around
Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

Vonnegut is one of the most beloved writers of all time, and this can be seen through the many creative tattoos inspired by his work.

As a young punk kid in high school I knew that I would get a tattoo shortly after turning 21 (the legal age in Chicago at the time), but the nerd in me knew that this was a decision that could not be taken lightly. So I thought for hours and hours about what the choice would eventually be, as I made countless doodles in my notebooks instead of paying attention to the teachers. Sure, I regret getting a C in physics due to my tattoo obsession, but those hours of contemplation are what led me to my beloved Kurt Vonnegut tattoo. 

Goodbye Blue Monday. #vonnegut
We can only hope to be so lucky to say this in the end. (Via IG - jordybelly) #vonnegut
A color portrait of Kurt Vonnegut by Lehel Nyeste. #vonnegut

I first discovered Vonnegut by reading his short story Harrison Bergeron in one of my English textbooks (we did not actually read the story in class, I was just such a nerd that I read all the other stories in the book as well), and from that point on I was hooked. Quickly I devoured every piece of Vonnegut's work that I could get my hands on. As a pacifistic kid that had always found far more questions than answers from religion, the black humor and satire found in Vonnegut's view of the world was a treat. Sirens of Titan was a particular favorite of mine. Like much of his work it dealt with the absurdities of life and our inability to control much of what happens to us. Instead of being distraught by this, Vonnegut suggests that we find a way to carry on, as delivered by the character Malachi Constant: "A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."

So it goes. (Via IG - kailymckeetattoos) #vonnegut
What a beautiful way to explain it all, right? (Via IG - needle.and.claw) #vonnegut
Real Vonnegut fans will giggle at this tattoo. Want to know why? Do some reading. (Via IG - missrissaradical) #vonnegut
A fantastic black and grey portrait of Kurt Vonnegut. (Via IG - philipyarnelltattoos) #vonnegut
Listen up, babies. #vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut by Little Andy. (Via IG - littleandytattoo) #vonnegut

We hope you enjoyed this spotlight on one of my favorite writers of all time, Kurt Vonnegut. Do you have a Vonnegut tattoo of your own? Please upload it to the Tattoodo app with the tag #Vonnegut. We'll leave you with the man's own philosophy wrapped up in one little quote.

Charlie Connell
Written byCharlie Connell

Likes: writing, baseball, dumplings, American Traditional tattoos, punk rock. Dislikes: kale, things that look like kale and words that rhyme with kale. Managing Editor @tattoodo