A New Symbol for Mental Illness

When you think about a tattoo on someone, you probably have in mind that the limecrime design is a symbol of what they enjoy or a special cause that the person supports. There is a new trend when it comes to tattoos. The semicolon is now being seen on those who suffer from mental illness. This could be self-injury, depression, anxiety or a host of other mental illnesses. When someone sees a semicolon on someone, they might think that it relates to a group, but it’s really a symbol of dealing with something that the person might not know how to talk about. Mental illness is a disease that often goes unnoticed or is swept under the rug as people don’t want to talk about the situations in life that can’t be treated with a simple pill. The tattoo is a symbol that the life story doesn’t have an ending but simply a pause.