The semicolon, which is a well-known and frequently used punctuation mark, is widely used as a tattoo design too. And despite the fact that it is very small, it immediately attracts everyone’s attention. It arouses interest in the story hidden under the tattoo.
The point is that this tattoo is a call of solidarity to those who have had anything to do with suicide or mental health. What’s interesting about this ink is that both as a punctuation mark and as a tattoo design in body art, it signifies that there is a continuation.
As a tattoo design, it symbolises the continuation of life even after having mental problems and overcoming them or after severe trauma.
The Origin of the Semicolon Tattoo Idea
In 2013, Amy Bleuel started the Project Semicolon movement. The purpose of the movement was to inspire and motivate those who have decided to succumb to difficulties and resort to suicide, as well as those who have mental problems, to fight for life.
We should note that Amy herself overcame a mental illness that arose after her father committed suicide. We are sad to say that Amy passed away in 2017. However, the great and important work she undertook providing support to people suffering from mental problems, exists to this day. Thanks to that movement, millions of people have returned to normal life.
The second fascinating fact about the semicolon tattoo is that this tattoo, despite its small size and extremely simple depiction, appears in many different designs in many forms and eye-catching combinations.
Semicolon and Heart Tattoo
This tattoo design stands out for its simplicity, But at the same time it has rich and important meaning. It is created from a heart depicted with the help of a simple line. One side of the heart has a semicolon instead of a line.