Most tattoos have a story behind them, a deeper meaning. For Lindsay Fulk, Owner of Prismatic Ink Tattoo, honing in on that meaningfulness through her business would help a local charity in a very unique way for the month of February. Her business raised $600 for the Lebanon CompeerCORPS program. Prismatic Ink donated $10 for every semi-colon tattoo completed in the month of February to CompeerCORPS, a local non-profit program that matches veteran volunteers in one-to-one friendships with other veterans in mental health recovery. “My customers had a lot of interest in the semi-colon tattoos,” said Lindsay Fulk. “I thought this fundraiser would be a great way to raise awareness about PTSD and suicide in the military and depression among civilians. I felt this was a great way to give back to a cause that is important to my family and our community.”
“The semi-colon tattoos are a part of Project Semicolon,” said Brooke Smith, Compeer of Lebanon County Executive Director. “The organization was founded by, Amy Bluel, who wanted to honor her father after she lost him to suicide while raising awareness for mental health issues. She chose the symbol of a semicolon because it is the punctuation used when a person could choose to end their sentence, but didn’t. The semi-colon tattoo has become very popular among those looking for a way to increase awareness and to promote hope and love for those who struggle with mental illness. I am so grateful Lindsay chose our CompeerCORPS program as the recipient of her generous efforts. Her kindness and the community support helped to raise funds so we can provide positive social support to more Lebanon County veterans who are in mental health recovery.”
For more information about Prismatic Ink Tattoo, 729 Walnut Street, Lebanon, PA 17042, contact Lindsay at 717-450-4471. For more information about CompeerCORPS, to volunteer or to donate, 4 South Fourth Street Unit C, Lebanon, PA 17042, contact Brooke at 717-272-8317.