I love a good literary tattoo, especially when I recognize the text and the author.
I met Marisa after I spotted these six familiar words below her neck:
The quote "Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt" refers to an epitaph inscribed on a tombstone in Vonnegut's classic novel, Slaughterhouse-Five.
"I was going through a hard time and it helped me out a lot - it's just one of those quotes, so meaningful ... that I just needed to have it on me."Marisa and I share a mutual appreciation of Vonnegut's work and, despite the greatness of Slaughterhouse-Five, we both liked Cat's Cradle better.
The word were inked at High Roller Tattoo in Hicksville, New York.
Thanks to Marisa for sharing this classic literary tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!
And remember, you can see more literary tattoos at Contrariwise and The Word Made Flesh.