It’s 2019 folks! Of course, with time and years passing by, you see that the trends are changing in every way possible. The semicolon tattoos have a very deep meaning and hold importance for the one who wears this tattoo. You might be intrigued as to how this small design has such great significance.
Semicolon tattoos stand for optimism, support, hope, survival, etc. It is a constant reminder for you always to have a positive attitude and good thoughts. A semicolon actually stands as a symbol for anti-suicide and encourages the wearer to have a positive outlook for life. It is to raise mental awareness against the sly culprit called ‘depression.’
The semicolon tattoo is for you to encourage living your life believing in yourself, believing in good, believing in the hope that one day everything will be fine and everything will make sense with everything falling into its place. Until then, keep going strong and be confident with a lot of patience. Smile because it costs nothing! Wow! What a deep and great meaning.
So, by now you may have an idea about how and why a semicolon is regarded as a very powerful tattoo design. You may like to get it drawn on your body where you can see it frequently, which acts as a constant reminder for you for living positively.
History of Semicolon Tattoos
The history of the semicolon is not very old. It is in recent years (2013 to be precise) that this sign gained popularity. Firstly, because sign fights off depression phase and second it is a sign of hope. It was a movement which was started by ‘Amy Bluel’ known as the ‘Project Semicolon.’ Amy started this movement and project in order to raise awareness regarding mental health issues.
She got herself a semicolon tattoo to honor her father who fought depression till the very end. This project is aimed to prevent suicide and promote positivity. Besides this, the popularity of semicolon tattoo was due to a series named ‘13 Reasons Why’s’ co-executive producer Selena Gomez.
She got herself a semicolon tattoo along with the main leads of that series. After that many people inked themselves with this symbol to remind themselves about the existence of positivity around them. Hence the meaning and story behind the semicolon tattoos.
Types of Semicolon Tattoos
You can get creative with the semicolon tattoos. Here are some of the types/ways in which you can get yourselves a semicolon tattoo.
The tattoo can only be a stand-alone symbol on you, without any extra signs as sidekicks. This is a very simple tattoo design yet with one of the most powerful meanings behind it.
Statement or Word
The semicolon tattoo can be a collection of words with this symbol replacing one of the letters in the word. It can also be placed at the end of the word which you want to get inked.
Instead of simple black semicolon tattoos, you can add a splash of color to it.
This design is a little modified with the dot made into a tiny mandala or a flower, totally depends on your wish.
The semicolon tattoos are incorporated inside a set of lines or curves that form a bracelet. This is of course drawn on the wrist making it more beautiful and meaningful.
This is an interesting design with the lifeline drawn and in between the semicolon drawn. Cool isn’t it!? This is a way of you appreciating and loving back the life you have been gifted.
Now you might wonder as to how a butterfly is made with a semicolon tattoo. The body of the butterfly is replaced by the semicolon symbol. The wings spread out from the semicolon making it look more beautiful. You can also get a colorful tattoo done.
The message is personalized, and it totally depends on you how to and where to add the semicolon symbol.
The semicolon tattoos can be placed in multiple areas. Basically, it is supposed to be on a place which we see frequently, and it keeps up reminding to ward off the negativity.
A most common place to get a semicolon tattoo is the wrist. As we always see wrist often, it is best to get a semicolon tattoo there! The neck and ear-back is a good place unless you want to hide.
Thumb is also one of the best places to get a semicolon tattoo, which plays the role of the wrist of being a constant reminder about positivity.
Getting an ankle tattoo is cool since it is a delicate place for tattooing a small tattoo such as the semicolon tattoos is perfect!
Getting creative with your tattoo is so personalizing experience! Some of the ideas are heart semicolon tattoos, cage semicolon tattoo, butterfly semicolon tattoo, Genesa semicolon tattoos. Not to forget, cross with semicolon tattoos, anchor semicolon tattoo, an arrow with semicolon tattoos, etc.
People like small and precise things that fit easily without any chaos. Besides these, you can also have musical notes, leaves, clouds, buds, etc., as your tattoo. There are certain symbols such as period, line, plus sign, asterisk sign, etc. speaking of symbols, there is another sought after symbol which is the ‘semicolon tattoo design.’ This is small but a powerful reminder actually. It actually stands as a symbol for anti-suicide and encourages the wearer to have a positive outlook for life.
Moreover, this tattoo raises mental awareness against the sly culprit called ‘Depression.’ The semicolon tattoo is for you to encourage living your life believing in yourself, believing in good, believing in the hope that one day everything will be fine and everything will make sense with everything falling into its place.