In many cases, when people get tattooed there is a meaningful reason or story behind the design. The artists create elaborate stories onto the skin through their design, which people proudly display as a reminder of what is truly important to them.
For others there is a much deeper meaning than you could have ever imagined at first glance. Tiny semicolon tattoos are popping up across the Internet, and the story behind it will make you tear up.
This is what Project Semicolon is all about.
According to their website their mission statement reads:
“Project Semicolon is a faith-based movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction and self-injury. Project Semicolon exists to encourage, love and inspire.
Stay Strong; Love Endlessly; Change Lives”
Many wonder why a semicolon? Well according to their site, the semicolon has a much stronger meaning behind it than most would think. “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.”
A small, simple semicolon represents what so many have struggled with and continue to struggle with everyday. It is a symbol of strength and power for those who are dealing with thoughts of suicide and those who have mental health problems.
It binds people together, showing them what love really feels like.
The organization, which started in 2013, is Christian based, however they welcome those of all faiths and religions. Two years later The Semicolon Project is coming to light, with the help of media platforms everywhere.
Watch the video above to learn more.