Why are people getting semi-colon tattoos?

A semicolon – what’s that all about though?

The message is simple: A semi-colon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life.

Semi-colon tattoos are not just a passing trend but have huge meaning to those that have them and they carry an important message. Here’s why.semi colon 1

The Semi-Colon Project was set up in 2013 and is dedicated to supporting people dealing with depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness. It promotes the discussion around mental health for both those that suffer and amongst their family and friends.

For those that have a semicolon tattoo it is a symbol of hope.

The Semicolon Project website states:  By writing a semicolon, you are making a promise to yourself that it is ok to reach out and seek for help… stand up for you or anyone you know who has depression, anxiety, has self harmed or has contemplated suicide and help our peers, our friends and our family know that we speak up for them and that we stand up against Mental Health and the stigma that’s attached to it.

Here at House of Coco we think that if it helps people talk more openly about mental health, then it will already have made a huge difference.

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