Published: Wednesday 18 October, 2017

LOOK Nadine Lustre’s Father Gets a Semicolon Tattoo After Son’s Suicide

The semicolon tattoo has gained a following in recent years. But it’s no ordinary tattoo for its has a deeper purpose to it. The semicolon has become a symbol of depression and metal health struggles, and suicide prevention.

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Ulysses Lustre gets a semicolon tattoo to raise awareness on depression, mental health and suicide prevention. (Facebook/Ulysses Lustre)

In recent days, we saw the semicolon symbol on local social media pages after the death of Isaiah Lustre, the younger brother of actress Nadine Lustre, from suicide. The tragic event has once again opened our eyes to the gravity of depression.

As the Lustre family copes with Isaiah’s death in their own way, the family patriarch, Ulysses, decided to get the semicolon tattoo for himself.

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“I shout to everybody, the awareness. I’m planting seeds to stop the pain of loss thru depression. This is a battle against unforeseen enemy. I believe that if we know the sickness we can have a cure. I heed the support of everyone to go on. Your likes and share will help me to go on. Thank you,” wrote Ulysses Lustre on Facebook.