What’s With The Semicolon Tattoos?
I happened to see a few of these very small semicolon tattoos on people recently, and couldn't figure out what the heck I was looking at. So, like everyone else in America who feels clueless about something, I did the Google thing
This little symbol is just that - a symbol for something very serious. It's part of Project Semicolon. It was started by Amy Bleuel who's father committed suicide.
So here's the connection. Why do you use a semicolon when you are writing something? Well, let's think about it.
A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.
Here is a promotional video for the project
It's a pretty nice reminder and motivator for people who are suffering or for someone in your family who has been through it.
I'm also including a suicide hotline number here as a public service.
1 (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention LifelineHours: 24 hours, 7 days a weekWebsite: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org