Symbolic: Selena Gomez And The Cast Of 13 Reasons Why Got Matching Tattoos For A Very Powerful Reason

Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman joined Selena in getting inked.

Selena Gomez got a new tattoo following the release of her new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and the message behind it is super meaningful.

The 24-year-old executively produced the 13-part series about the suicide of Hannah Baker, as well as the unveiling of the things that led to her death.

Selena’s new tattoo is of a small, black semicolon, which has come to symbolise mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Located on her forearm, she took to Instagram Stories to show it off.

The star’s co-stars, Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman, got matching tattoos on their forearms too, in support of the message behind it.

Mental health awareness is very close to the singer’s heart, as she went to rehab last year for her own battle with depression and anxiety.

See the stars’ matching tattoos here…

Tommy Dorfman shared an emotional post on his Instagram about the tattoos too.

He wrote, “Today was a magical day. Another day to be grateful to be alive. Alisha, Selena, and I went together to get ; tattoos. The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life.”

He adds, “I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help. At the time, I thought my life was over, I thought I’d never live past the age of 21. Today I’m grateful to be alive, in this new chapter of life in recovery, standing with my colleagues and friends, making art that helps other people.”

Today was a magical day. Another day to be grateful to be alive. Alisha, Selena, and I went together to get ; tattoos. The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life. I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help. At the time, I thought my life was over, I thought I'd never live past the age of 21. Today I'm grateful to be alive, in this new chapter of life in recovery, standing with my colleagues and friends, making art that helps other people. If you're struggling, if you feel suicidal, I urge you to click the link in my bio. Ask for help. Start a new chapter with the support of others. ?⛅️?☀️and RIP Amy Bleul, who started the semicolon movement.

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He went on to encourage other people who are struggling with mental health issues to speak out and ask for help. We love that message, and hopefully it’ll motivate other people in need of help to seek it out.

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