20 Tattoos Inspired By Fighting Mental Illness
Like Bekah Miles' tattoo inspired from her battle with depression, these tattoos have helped others with their mental illness struggles.
September 10 is World Suicide Awareness Day. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It is often linked with mental illness, often when left untreated. The late Robin Williams suffered the same fate, which left many shocked by his decision. And recently, a young woman from Oregon opened up a whole conversation about coping with mental illness, namely depression, through a creative tattoo.
Here are some other individuals who chose to document their battle with mental illness through tattoos and also, some ideas for you if you're considering a tattoo that will beautifully represent your own personal struggles.
The official colors for the suicide awareness ribbon is purple and turquoise.
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The Semicolon Project tattoo is one of the most prevailing tattoo for
Here's a beautiful variation of The Semicolon Project tattoo.
Reminding you that you will rise above.
Because a fighter is what you are.
And you have the power to change it.
A beautiful line from The Wonder Years' song, ‘Local Man Ruins Everything.’
Even stars have their share of dismal days, as Demi Lovato's “Stay Strong” tattoo represents the strength she's garnered from her fan at her lowest point.
A simple tattoo that would remind you that you should carry on.
A memorable song from the band, Brand New.
Some who suffer from depression get themselves a tattoo of the molecular structure of the neurotransmitter Serotonin. Serotonin is present in many activities including getting high, sleeping, and even in falling in love. It's often associated with ‘feeling good.’
The King of Hearts is also known as a “The Suicide King” due to a mistake in its printing in the early days. Contrary to what it suggests, “The Suicide King” wasn't really very suicidal. As written in this theory, ‘he is not killing himself, but recovering from an attempt on his life.’ It's also regarded as simply a gesture that suggests he's ready to attack. A very powerful symbol that could stand for a survivor's will to fight back.
A reference from a Carload of Thieves' song, which is a very hauntingly melancholic song.
Black crows are often associated with depression.
A beautiful traditional style tattoo
A tattoo to represent the wearer's battle with clinical depression.
A tattoo representing his struggle with bipolar disorder.
A tattoo of graffiti artist Banksy's most famous artworks representing suicide.
Here's another idea for a Suicide Awareness tattoo, featuring the colors of the official Suicide Awareness Day ribbon in these beautiful feather tattoos.
It's going to be a long journey. It won't be easy, but it's going to be worth it.
Here's the Eleventh Doctor, cheering you on your journey. Stay golden, Tattoodoers!