Hellfire Tattoo Company held their first annual “Semicolon Event” this past Sunday. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness for mental health and raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Co-owner of the shop, Kyle Calvert, was excited about the event but unsure how the short notice of it would effect their turnout.
Hundreds of people ended lining up at Hellfire on Sunday to receive a semicolon tattoo for a minimum donation of $30. Doors opened at 11 am, and the artists were slammed with clients all day. In the end, Hellfire completed 155 tattoos and raised $5275 dollars for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Events like this are continually becoming more popular in the fight against stigmas associated with mental health. Project Semicolon shares a similar goal to that of the well-known “Bell Let’s Talk” movement, to get people talking about mental illness and mental health.
Like most things in life, the more we know and understand about something, the better equipped we are to cope with it.
Why a semicolon? To learn more about it, click here.
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