The Semicolon Tattoo

Editor (Pam) – this idea appeals to me on many levels. First and foremost, the idea of a semicolon as a metaphor for transition. Two parts of our lives, separate but related.

The other common thread is the idea of a semicolon as a promise that something else is next. I find this to be a very positive way to look at life even in the darkest or stressful times.

What is a semicolon tattoo?

Yes, these tattoos are SMALL, but the meaning of semicolon tattoos are huge…

In writing, the semicolon separates two thoughts but indicates they share something in common. Everyday individuals that don’t write often might never use the semicolon. It’s becoming one of the most popular tattoos in the country right now, though. Tattoo artists continue to draw small semicolons onto thousands of eager customers’ bodies.

But why? What does a semicolon tattoo mean?

Amy Bleuel fought against mental illness and depression throughout her life.

In fact, she lost her father to suicide some time ago.

That spurred Bleuel to create Project Semicolon in 2013. The project started as a way of honoring her father, and now it symbolizes hope for a countless number of people.