Semicolon tattoos are everywhere at the moment. But there’s a heartwarming reason behind the trend.
Trigger warning: This post deals with issues of depression, anxiety, self-harm and other forms of mental illness and may be triggering for some readers.
We’ve seen the white tattoo trend, less permanent tattoos, like Beyonce’s favourite flash tattoos, and the slightly more extreme eyeball tattooing.
So when we started to spot semicolon tattoos everywhere, we assumed it was just another the tattoo fad. We couldn’t have been more wrong.
After doing some investigating, we found that it’s so much more than a passing trend. Project Semicolon is a non-profit dedicated to supporting people dealing with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and other forms of mental illness.
The message is simple: “A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life.”
For many who have contemplated suicide, the semicolon is a symbol of hope. (Post continues after gallery:)