Selena Gomez, series cast get matching 13 Reasons Why tattoos
Gomez, the show's executive producer, got matching wrist ink with stars Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman.
The debut of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why has made waves with audiences with its dramatic take on issues of teen suicide and mental health, but the show also left a more permanent impression — literally — on executive producer Selena Gomez.
On Sunday, the 24-year-old singer and actress got matching tattoos to honor the series’ central character, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who takes her own life after recording seven audio cassettes explaining the 13 reasons why she decided to kill herself.
Gomez, along with show costars Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman, was inked with a small, black semicolon, a symbol of new beginnings popularized by the suicide prevention and mental health organization Project Semicolon, on her left wrist.
Boe and Dorfman also took to social media to pay tribute to Project Semicolon‘s founder, Amy Bleuel, who committed suicide on March 24 at age 31.
“I have received so much love and support from all of you who are watching 13 Reasons Why. 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,” Boe wrote on Instagram. “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.”
In a separate post, Dorfman discussed his affinity for the movement, further detailing his personal struggle with addiction and depression.
“Today was a magical day. Another day to be grateful to be alive,” he shared. “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.”
Gomez documented the trio’s tattoo process on her Instagram Story over the weekend which, as of Monday, is still available to view on her public profile.
13 Reasons Why is streaming now on Netflix. A second season has been teased by author Jay Asher, who wrote the novel upon which the series is based, in the recent past, ultimately telling EW in an interview published April 9 that he’d “like a continuation” of the program, though he’s “not allowed to say either way if there is or is not a second season.”