Depression tattoos. I got the silhouette of a semicolon in watercolor on my wrist to cover my first attempt scar. After being diagnosed with depression last year 20 year old student bekah miles decided to get a tattoo that accurately captured her battle with the disorder. It reminds me that even in darkness there is something beautiful. She posted a picture of the tattoo on facebook along with a few words about her personal experience.
Yes tattoos have become a coping mechanism for some people. A depression tattoo is a great way to remind ourselves of how strong we are and things will be ok. If your depressed mind is anything like mine a poorly done tattoo could be fodder for guilt and self hate while a great tattoo can bring you up. When her mother died from cancer she craved a symbol that accurately encapsulated her spirit.
29 tattoos inspired by life with depression. I have depression which is caused partially by a lack of serotonin in the brain. Getting a depression tattoo is becoming very popular for those dealing with mental illness. The tattoos that inspire men to conquer their mental illnesses from anxiety to depression to ptsd.
My tattoo was inspired by a buddhist symbol of an unalome. This one covers my suicide attempt. I needed a reminder that harmony is possible. And life can be a beautiful thing toni e.
While some people have the name of someone close that they lost scrawled onto their skin emma tarbard 30 from london has the chemical map for dopamine behind her ear. There are many variations of this tattoo and in this post. I live with bipolar disorder and every day is a struggle. Depression tattoos are also sometimes grief tattoos.
One major piece of advice going for anyone getting a tattoo but especially someone who is getting a tattoo for a sensitive topic find a good artist. 20 people share how getting tattoos helped them survive depression. One way to combat the effects of depression is to get a tattoo to symbolize our strength and courage in the face of this awful affliction.