Ok, so the butterfly symbol isn't a REAL tattoo, but it is a symbol of hope for so many who suffer torment at the hands of bullies, AND for those who use self-mutilation as a coping mechanism.
LeAnn Rimes, who is fresh out of a 30 day stint in rehab, drew the above 'tattoo' to show HER support for The Butterfly Project, a blog style, open forum that deals specifically with bullying, self-harm, and suicide.
The country crooner posted the above image via Twitter, along with the caption:
"I've been reading about so many bully inflicted deaths. I wanted to show my support. ://butterfly-project.tumblr.com/ http://pic.twitter.com/bO2bmji1"
The Butterfly Project Tumblr urges readers who wish to inflict pain on themselves to instead draw a butterfly in the area they are about to cut, and to name the butterfly after a loved one.
We suppose whomever runs the forum believes this will assuage the urge to cause self-harm.
Hmm, well if it helps, that's lovely! Although we tend to believe it's a little more complex than simply drawing a winged creature on your scars.
But again, any positive program addressing these serious issues is good, so, props to you LeAnn for your support!
[Image via Twitter.]