The Important Meaning Behind Selena Gomez's New Semicolon Tattoo

She and the cast of '13 Reasons Why' got matching ink for a special reason.

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(Image credit: Instagram)

In case you missed it, Selena Gomez casually produced an entire series on Netflix—and now she's celebrating the achievement with a group tattoo.

Human leg, Leg, Thigh, Arm, Joint, Knee, Calf, Yellow, Ankle, Foot,

(Image credit: Instagram/Selena)

But not just any group tattoo. Selena and the 13 Reasons Why cast (specifically Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman) got matching semicolons inked on their wrists—which symbolize mental health awareness and suicide prevention, issues the show deals with head on.

Finger, Yellow, Skin, Wrist, Joint, Muscle, Nail, Gesture, Abdomen, Collaboration,

(Image credit: Instagram/Selena)

Tommy Dorfman shared the meaning behind the tattoo on Instagram, writing "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."


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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.