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The Meaning Behind Different Color Semicolon Tattoos And What It Means If They Are Combined With Other Symbols

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43 Semicolon Tattoo Ideas And The Different Meanings Behind Each Color And Symbol

If you see someone who has a semicolon tattoo, whether large, small, colorful, elaborate, basic, etc. Chances are, if this person has a semicolon tattoo, that person might be struggling with mental illness.

These semicolon tattoos are seen as a badge of courage, a battle scar if you will. It shows how strong someone is because they chose to continue living instead of choosing to end it. There is a metaphor for continuing to live your life. Like an author who has the choice to either end the sentence or keep going. If the author uses a semicolon instead means that the story keeps going.

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Project semicolon was established to aid in the prevention of suicide. Project semicolon is trying to draw attention to the causes of self-harm. The project works with the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Suicide.

This is a beautiful way to express how you have fought against all of your negativity and have overcome all your mental setbacks. But it's an everyday fight against yourself. Some days you may find it so hard to even just get out of bed. Some days you cannot even imagine how in the world you are going to stop crying or if there is a way to fill this void inside you. The most important thing is that you get up every day and keep going. Don't let your mental health situation bog you down. This tattoo is a great reminder of how strong, brave and courageous you truly are.

So here are the different colors indicated below for which mental health issue it represents and then some awesome combinations with other symbols. Find out which color applies to your mental health situation and whether or not there is a combination of design that resonates with you the most.

1. Red — Self-harm

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2. A combination of colors

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3. Yellow — Depression

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4. Green — Anorexia

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5. Light Blue — Bulimia

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6. Black — Suicidal

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7. Pink — Anxiety

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8. Another combination of colors.

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9. Purple — OCD

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10. Light Green — Dyslexia

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11. Orange — Bipolar

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12. Dark Blue — Just Supporting

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13. Gray — Schizophrenia

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14. White — Paranoia

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15. Always keep moving forward, your story isn't over yet.

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16. When you suffer from a mix of mental health problems and you are many colors.

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17. Never give up, keep going.

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18. Continue. Your story isn't over yet.

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19. You're a survivor and you choose to keep on living.

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20. Never giving up or threatening to flat line.

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21. You have to be strong to push through your sad emotions.

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22. You know in your heart that you will keep on going.

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23. Always love yourself even if you are suffering emotionally.

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24. Choose to live.

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25. Keep moving forward, don't give up.

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26. Keep fighting for a better life always.

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27. When your faith and the love of God will always be your anchor.

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28. Camouflaging your will to always keep going.

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29. Just keep breathing, breathing, breathing.

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30. When your will to live is a part of your DNA.

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31. "The story isn't over. This is just a phase."

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32. You are resilient.

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33. "Turn the page."

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34. You are a fighter against your own mental illness.

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35. When you have wanted to give up, but you chose to still be here.

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36. Don't worry, be happy.

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37. Hold on to your hope.

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38. A semicolon is something that brings people together and many can relate.

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39. Faith forever.

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40. When you are stuck at a crossroad, you must keep moving forward.

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41. A teardrop that will always be with you.

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42. You are the writer of your own story. It's not over yet.

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43. Never close a book, which means that you shouldn't close the book to your life.

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Emily Francos is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.