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If You See Somebody With a Semicolon Tattoo, Here’s the Real Meaning Behind It

I had been at a low point for quite some time, but this brought more pain to my life than anything I had ever experienced. With that pain lingering in the shadows, I was sent off to begin my life as an adult. I was fresh out of the system and completely unaware of where or how to begin my life as an adult, so at that point, after five years of not being in school, I obtained my HSED and went off to college.”

She founded Project Semicolon, a non-profit organization whose goal is to restore hope and confidence in people who are troubled by addiction, depression, self-harm and suicide.

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Grammatically, the semicolon is used to suggest that a sentence is not over, but to separate it from another beginning. As explained on the non-profit’s 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.”

Amy believes the same principle is true in life. A semicolon is a symbol that represents the difficulties that we face are not the end, but a new beginning.

“Throughout my life, through the good times and the bad, I held closely to my faith in God. There were times that I wavered in my Faith and wondered why I had to experience such pain and times when I wondered how could a God of love allow me to go through this?”

The organization encourages people to get a semicolon tattoo on their wrist as a way to share their marks, their stories, and to open up a dialogue about mental health. The marks and tattoos are also a way for others to know that they are not alone in their own struggles—their own semicolons.

“It is the love of my Savior that empowered me to make a difference and to love the world with a Christ-like love, even when the world hadn’t loved me. It is only through God that I am here to tell you my story and empower you all to continue yours. Without His love and grace I know that my story would never have been told. I hope that you all know that you are loved and that you are worth saving. My story isn’t over yet, neither is yours.

Stay Strong; Love Endlessly; Change Lives”
**Update: Amy Bleuel lost her battle with depression on March 14, 2017, but her legacy of the semicolon tattoo lives on. Read more on this story at ToSaveALife.com.

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Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. She lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese in between capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras.

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