So I want to open a challenge up to all my readers who are artists (tattoo or otherwise – most other art can be converted to a tattoo as well).
On January 2nd 2016 I got my first tattoo – a semicolon on my right wrist. I swore it would be my only (I even told the artist she was full of shit when she said I would want more!) but it started an obsession. As such, I don’t overly regret it but after some discoveries about Project Semicolon it no longer feels “right.”
It was only after I got the tattoo that I discovered PS is a religious based organization. I am an atheist, so you see my conundrum here. Now, I pass no blame on the artist or Amy Bleuel either one. I am fully responsible for my own uninformed decision and I own up to that.
I had thought about adding the atheist “scarlet A” to it but idk if I like that or it would be totally disrespectful to the movement. I’m conflicted on that.
Anyway, so here is where I open up the challenge: if you have a redesign or cover-up idea go ahead and share it with me. Do a quick sketch and show where you would incorporate it into a new design or where it would be hidden in a cover up. I’d like a symbol that would be representative of my internal battle with depression and keeping with that theme, but without the religious connotations.
Good luck. If I choose your design I might even give you a small cash prize when I decide to move forward. Have fun!
(If you wish to use a paint, photo editor or CAD system you can take the photo of the tattoo from my “My Tattoos” page.)