The tattoo, inked on the wrists of Gomez, Boe and Dorfman, is a small, black semi-colon, popularized by the suicide prevention and mental health awareness organization Project Semicolon to be symbolic of choosing life over suicide. While Gomez showed off her tattoo on her Instagram story, Boe took to her Instagram page to show off the tattoo and pay tribute to Project Semicolon's founder, Amy Bleuel, who committed suicide last month.
“I have received so much love and support from all of you who are watching 13 Reasons Why," Bleuel wrote in Instagram. "Today —Tommy, Selena and I got tattoos of a semicolon. Project semicolon is a movement dedicated to presenting hope for those suffering from depression, thoughts of suicide, addiction, and self-injury. Those of you watching 13 Reasons Why and identify with Hannah Baker, please check out Beyond The Reasons on netflix, or check out the link in my bio. Rest In Peace Amy Bluel, who started this movement. Love you all.”
Dorfman also posted his tattoo on Instagram, detailing his own struggles with addiction and depression.
“Today was a magical day. Another day to be grateful to be alive,” he wrote. “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.”
All 13 episodes of 13 Reasons Why are streaming now on Netflix.