The semi-colon appears where a sentence could end, but instead it goes on. This is becoming a symbol for suicide prevention. Don't use a period in your life; use a semi-colon. You have more to say, your story isn't finished.
The swallow is a bird that chooses a mate for life. A swallow tattoo is also a symbol for everlasting love and loyalty to the family. Swallow pairs travel long distances, only to find their way back to each other at home.