Depression is something that many people deal with on a daily basis. It is actually more common than most people believe. For those who have identified it in their own lives, it is a constant battle that never quite goes away. Yet, it is still worth fighting and dealing with, in order to live a fulfilling life. These people are often creative, and sometimes geniuses. Their experiences can enrich the lives of others around them, who perhaps do not understand their perspective. If you are someone who deals with depression, or you have a loved one who bravely battles this mental struggle on a regular basis, you may want to express the bravery and strength it takes to deal it in the form of a tattoo. Check out these 10 tattoos for people who battle depression for ideas and inspiration. And if you think you may be struggling with depression, reach out to someone you trust! You are not alone in the struggle.
“It’s always darkest before the dawn” is a great line from a Florence and the Machine song that talks about depression and overcoming it.
“Strength is what we gain from the madness we survive” is another great quote that is entirely true. You can see the famous semi-colon on the left of the quote.
Anyone who fights depression is indeed a warrior.
“Live” is sometimes the only thing you can do until the depression subsides a little. Just live. And keep living.
The semicolon represents the times in your life where you just want it over, but you stop and then keep going. “My story isn’t over” completely explains this symbol.
“Braver than you believe; Stronger than you seem;” both with semicolons are great phrases for people fighting depression.
Sometimes when anxiety attacks come while fighting depression, it can be hard to breathe. “inhale” and “exhale” are the perfect reminders to breathe and pause, and repeat.
Here we see the semicolon again in the middle of the word “continue.”
Another semi-colon tattoo, this time with beautiful bright colors at the end.
“Different; not less” is a good reminder to a tattoo enthusiast who has depression, as the illness can make you feel like you aren’t good enough. Remember that you are.