20 Beautiful Semicolon Tattoos That Raise Awareness for Mental Health

Most tattoos hold special meaning to the people that have them, but semicolon tattoos are taking things to a whole new level. 

Project Semicolon began in 2013 to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, and they use a semicolon as a symbol because, as they put it, “A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended but chose not to. The sentence is your life, and the author is you.”

Semicolon tattoos inspired by the group’s manta serve as a beautiful extension of the project. Here are some of our favorites. 

Originally published June 2016. Updated May 2017.

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