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Tattoos for World Suicide Prevention Day

September 06, 2017

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. To increase awareness about suicide prevention and to raise funds for suicide prevention efforts at Foundation 2, Insidious Ink Tattoos is offering special semicolon tattoos from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Why semicolon tattoos?  The semicolon is a symbol that your story isn’t over yet.  Each human being is the author that chooses to keep the sentence (life) going on. Many individuals struggling with depression, self-harm and other ailments embrace the semicolon. Others chose this tattoo to show their support for others who have thoughts of suicide.


The shop minimum is $50 for each tattoo, and Insidious Ink staff is only collecting $5 per tattoo for supplies. This means that at least $45 from each tattoo will be donated directly to Foundation 2 to prevent suicide in our community.


In FY17, Foundation 2 had 2,744 contacts with clients who had thoughts of suicide between crisis line, chat and mobile crisis outreach.


Foundation 2 staff and volunteers will be sharing information about our services during this event, including ways that you can create your own video of support to share on social media.


We hope that you will join us in Hiawatha on September 10th.  Together we can help to prevent suicide.