Semicolon tattoos are all over the place. Perhaps you have seen friends or family members proudly displaying them on your Instagram or Facebook feed. Maybe you have seen them on celebrities or reality TV stars sporting the semicolon. Or maybe you have seen them displayed on characters from popular TV shows, such as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. So what does the semicolon tattoo mean? Is it a tattoo trend? Are people just really into grammar right now? It turns out these are tattoos with a purpose and a deeper meaning – they are designed to raise support and awareness for mental health issues and suicide.
The semicolon tattoo is associated with Project Semicolon, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention. The semicolon represents a time where someone’s story could’ve ended, but they chose to keep going and continue the story. The project was founded in 2013. Those who are supporters of the project get a semicolon tattoo or draw a semicolon tattoo to demonstrate their support for the mission and to show solidarity for those who are suffering from suicidal thoughts, self-harm or mental illness.
Some people who get the tattoo are suicide survivors or have battled mental illness, addiction or depression. Others get the tattoos because they have lost loved ones to suicide or know someone who is struggling. Whatever the reason for getting the symbol, a semicolon tattoo can be a powerful reminder of a fresh start – a place in life where things seemed as though they were over, but you chose to continue the story.
Tattoo removal can also give someone a fresh start in life. Many times when people seek tattoo removal it is because the tattoo is tied to something negative in their life, such as bad relationships, addiction or rough times. If your tattoo is a constant memory of something you would like to forget, you may want to consider laser tattoo removal. Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic serves the Greater Milwaukee Area. We offer tattoo removal that is safe affordable and effective. Call us today for your free consultation.