My best friend gave me a list of things we did before she died, and one was to save a life, which had an unchecked box beside it. She saved my life, so I got it for her on the three-year anniversary of her death. I also got the semicolon tattoo the same day for mental health awareness.
I suffer from some pretty serious depression, and after coming out the other side of a particularly bad couple of weeks, I got this Bell Jar-inspired tattoo – a small arrow, to remind me to keep soaring forward, and one-third of the quote “i am, i am, i am.”
After my dad passed away, his birthday (10/23) has followed me. I look at the clock nearly daily at 10:23 and see it randomly on everything, from billboards to bingo cards. Now the number will follow me forever, like he will follow me forever. Done by JonBoy in NYC.