I’ve been dithering over a second tattoo for, literally, years. And then over the weekend I saw this by chance and just knew the semicolon was the right tattoo for me. My brain’s been trying to kill me on and off since I was a kid; the least I can do is get some body art to remind myself it won’t succeed. My story is going on.

Having a punctuation tattoo also appeals to me as a writer/general word nerd.

The design is technically sideways because it’s for me, not for everybody else, and I wanted it at an angle where I’d see it clearly. Anybody who is bothered by that can think of it as the top half of a winky face.

I really love it.