[Ads-l] The semicolon tattoo trend (a little OT, perhaps)

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 9 15:27:05 UTC 2015

Yes; people are getting tattoos of semicolons.  -- Bonnie


Global Semicolon Tattoo Trend Is A Sign Of Strength Among Faithful
Individuals Dealing With Mental Health Problems

Carly Steyer, Huffington Post, 7 July 2015

or http://tinyurl.com/qec7hg5

Ever wondered what the story is behind someone's tattoo?

Some have more significance than others, but the meaning behind the
recent trend of semicolon tattoos is ever-important and heartfelt.

The trend of semicolon tattoos was started by Project Semicolon, which
describes itself as "a faith-based non-profit movement dedicated to
presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression,
suicide, addiction and self-injury." As to the significance of the
symbol itself, the organization writes on its website, "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;" thus, in the
case of these tattoos, it is a physical representation of personal
strength in the face of internal struggle.


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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