Inside: 89 Semicolon Tattoo Ideas

Every tattoo has a story that’s meant to be told, shared, celebrated and experienced. One particular design that’s making waves across the Internet is that of a semicolon tattoo. They aren’t just a trend, they’re a symbol of a silent fight. Here are 89 of the most inspiring Semicolon Tattoo ideas!

Semicolon tattoo Ideas

What Does a Semicolon Tattoo Mean

You might have noticed one of the trends in tattoo design in recent years is simplicity. For instants, semicolon tattoo, as in the punctuation mark (;), gained its popularity for multiple reasons. It’s simple and it can be incorporated into a lot of different designs. But the best of all is the message and the cause that is behind this tattoo. For everyone who had it and are having it, this means a whole lot for them.

Raising Awareness

Depression is one of the biggest mental health issue that has ever been around. It strikes millions of people. Some of them don’t even realize what they have until it has gone down to the point of giving up. There are also a lot of misconceptions about depression. A lot of people think that it’s a common thing; that all people get depressed. It is definitely not normal. It’s a recurring thing and it doesn’t completely go away. The emotion they were all talking about where just moments of downs, usually with triggers such as a bad moment. But, depression can strike anytime. It can attack you even in the middle of the street or talking to someone. It doesn’t need a trigger to pull you down.

Anxiety is usually paired with depression but it can also be on its own. It’s also a mental health issue that is ten times worse than the normal feeling of anxiety we have. It can completely hinder someone’s personal life from flourishing. It can banish people that you love.

Semicolon Tattoo Ideas

1. Semicolon Heart Tattoo

2. Touch Life with Your Finger: One of the most common places you can place a semicolon tattoo besides your wrist is on the side of the finger. It’s intimate since it’s not really someplace that can be easily seen.

3. My Story Isn’t Over Ankle Tattoo

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4. Semicolon Butterfly: Semicolon is for continuing when you wanted to end. Butterflies are for new beginning. Everyone always deserves a second chance in life and for life.

5. Heartbeat Semicolon Tattoo

6. New Beginning: A beautiful butterfly semicolon tat. The semicolon serves as the body of the tattoo. Which could mean that before you can have a real new beginning, you have to live your life.

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7. My Story Isn’t Over: I think this tattoo actually says it all. Besides a big semicolon tattoo is a message that says “my story isn’t over”. It’s going to be a reminder for you to stay strong when it feels like you’re giving up in life.

8. Semicolon Cross

9. Add Color to Life: If you want a bit more of a color to your semicolon tattoo, this beautiful splash of color could be a great addition to the design. It could simply mean you’re having a colorful life ahead so don’t give up now.

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10. Arrow Semicolon Tattoo

11. Kitty Cat Semicolon: Just a little bit of fun to your semicolon tattoo. You can make it look like a cat. Because it actually looks like one if you really look at it.

12. Warrior Semicolon Reminder

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13. Share the Love: Placing a semicolon near your heart in a heart-shaped polka dot tattoo. Love your life. Or share love to someone you know is going through an unspoken battle.

14. Birds Flying Away Semicolon

15. Compass and Semicolon: A compass is a symbol of staying in course in life. But it is also a beacon of hope for sailors in an unforgiving sea. In the center of the compass is the semicolon tattoo, which is to steer me in the right direction.

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16. Semicolon Heart

17. Simple Semicolon Tattoo: A simple semicolon tattoo will really do. It doesn’t need to have much design to look beautiful because its message is already clear.

18. Discreet behind the Ear Semicolon

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19. Merge with Rainbow: This one is like the other splash of rainbow colors, but this one is different since the colors are outlining the semicolon rather than having a black symbol and colors around it.

20. And She Goes One Quote: “And so she goes on” means that even when she really wanted to, she decided not to and went on with her life.

21. Anchor Semicolon: An anchor could mean steadiness or loyalty. It could also be a great combination for a semicolon tattoo. It could show your loyalty to life or to someone you have lost.

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22. Beautiful Butterfly Body Semicolon

23. Rainbow Bird Semicolon: Semicolon tattoo with rainbows and birds. Birds is a symbol of freedom. It could mean that once you have decided to live, you are free to do what you want to do with your life. You’ve only got one chance and it’s best that you do the most of it.

24. Space Semicolon: A great semicolon tattoo with the universe within it. Totally alluring. But behind the design is a great meaning.

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25. Subtle Semicolon Tattoo

26. Paisley Print: This semicolon tattoo design has a mandala design within it. Mandala usually represent continuity and eternity.

27. Watercolor Semicolon Tattoo

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A Few More of Our Favorite Semicolon Ideas

  • Semicolon tattoos express that your story isn’t over yet. They are a sign of strength and beauty. Like this great one inside a heart!
  • Here are another 20 unique semicolon tattoo ideas for you and your journey and a pretty one alongside a birdie.

I hope these beautiful semicolon tattoo ideas inspire you to continue with your journey. Remember to always be proud of how far you have come and that you can make it through anything! For more tattoo inspiration check out these half sleeve tattoo ideas for women!