12 Mental Health Tattoos That Celebrate Your Journey to Recovery

Living with a mental illness is extremely difficult, especially since your struggle can remain unseen to the naked eye. If you reached the point where you're ready to commemorate your path to recovery, check out these tattoos. Adding ink can be a permanent reminder of how far you've come and what you're continuing to fight for. Whether it's a quote that changed your life, or a symbol that represents a thousand words, these tattoos can provide uplifting inspiration while you celebrate your mental health journey.


Inhale, Exhale

Center yourself and take a deep breath.


Love Yourself

Show compassion to yourself first.


Free Yourself From Worry

Ataraxia is state of tranquility, existing without anxiety.


Bloom Brightly

"These roses and poppies are supposed to be a pretty symbol of my strength fighting bipolar disorder and mental illness." -rebel.grrrl


Be Free

"Now I'm well again, still fighting everyday, but I'm free, free as a bird." - photosbyemilie


This Too Shall Pass

Negativity and self-doubt do not own you.


You're a Fighter

You are stronger because of what you have faced.


Refuse to Sink

Allow yourself to rise above that which holds you down.


You Are Enough

It's never easy, but embrace those imperfection. You are worth so much more than you give yourself credit for.


Past vs. Future

Give yourself permission to let go of the past and focus on your bright future.


Don't Let Go

"I don't know when it'll happen, if it's next week or next year but I know that if I keep aiming, keep fighting and remain strong, it's only a matter of time till I'm launched into something good, whatever it is." - lookoutitsliv