You may have seen or read about a new trendy thing regarding tattoos. It is the semi-colon tattoo.
The semi-colon tattoo started as a mental health awareness project back in 2013 where people who had struggled with mental illness, specifically with suicidal ideation or attempts, were asked to draw a semi-colon on their body, photograph it, and post it on social media.
It didn’t take long for people supporting those people to get in on the action. And it was just the next logical step to move from sharpies to needles.
Now they hold nationwide semi-colon tattoo events where the profits generated go to mental health organizations. Just a few months ago, nearly 400 of these tattoos were done in one day.