Hellfire Tattoo Company Joins Project Semicolon

Because your story isn't over

Hellfire Tattoo Company is joining an ever-growing movement called Project Semicolon by hosting their 1st annual semicolon event.

Hellfire Tattoo Joins Project Semicolon

Hellfire Tattoo Company is hosting their first ‘Project Semicolon’ event in support of Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario on Sunday. More details here https://goo.gl/He7FQQ

Posted by Barrie 360 on Friday, November 30, 2018

They will be opening their doors at 11 am on December 2nd, to give tattoos of semicolons for a minimum donation of $30 each. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Barrie.

 

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Project Semicolon is a movement started in 2013 by a woman named Amy Bleuel to raise awareness and promote conversation about mental health. It began when she encouraged others to draw a semicolon on their wrist and post it on social media. Now, people are committing to the cause more permanently by getting semicolons tattooed on their body.

The semicolon represents a moment in a story when an author could have ended their sentence but chose not to. In this movement, it is specifically dedicated to those who may struggle with mental illness, depression, self-injury, addiction and/or suicide as a reminder that their story is not over. The semicolon acts a symbol of love and hope for those who may be struggling.

 

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Hellfire Tattoo Company will be opening their doors for walk-ins on a first come first serve basis. The design, size and colour of the semicolon will be the same for everyone; If you are looking to get something more stylized you are encouraged to make an appointment at another time for regular price.

Tattoos are not required, anyone who wants to participate may make a donation to the CMHA. A $200 gift certificate (to be redeemed at Hellfire) will be awarded to the person who gives the highest donation and a $100 gift certificate will be awarded to the person with the second highest donation.

 

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Participating in these kinds of events is essential for raising awareness and providing support for mental health. With 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental health problem or disorder every year, this is something that affects us all in one way or another.

 

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With great sorrow, the CEO of Project Semicolon, Michael Shields released this statement last year about the passing of project founder, Amy Bleuel:

“Thank you to the Project Semicolon community for your amazing support. Today, although sad, we’re reminded of the reason why Project Semicolon exist. Suicide has the ability to strike at the heart of the very cause that aims to eliminate it. Today we lost a giant and from this day on, together, we’ll carry her legacy forward.”

Every year, an increasing number of tattoo shops and people are getting involved to help carry Amy’s legacy forward. For more information about Project Semicolon click here.