All-Star Tattoo Company in Brownstown Township is giving out tattoos on Saturday to help raise awareness for suicides.
It's part of the "Keep Going" suicide awareness event. For a suggested donation of $50, they will be offering a selection of six, artist-drawn suicide awareness tattoos. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Project Semicolon which aims to reduce the number of suicides. The shop will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and it will be first-come-first-serve.
"We’re very excited for the event and eager to make some kind of impact. If we can help to save one person, it’s all worth it," Mark Greenwell, the founder, said.
The tattoos include:
Semicolon: "First adopted by Project Semicolon, the semicolon represents those dealing with mental health and suicide."
Stock Flower: "The stock flower tattoo represents optimism, loving life until it is gone, and celebrating positive changes."
Band-Aid: "Originally adopted by Francesca Timbers, the Band-Aid design was created originally as a temporary tattoo for mental health awareness week."
Rose Quartz: "The Rose Quartz tattoo symbolizes self-love and inner healing."
Twenty-Two: "First adopted by 22Kill, the number 22 serves as a memorial for veterans who have committed suicide."
Yellow Flag: "During Suicide Prevention Month, colleges place yellow flags throughout their campus to represent each student who is lost every year. It reminds students that they are not alone."