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Artist Shares Tattoo Designs Inspired By Borderline Personality Disorder and They Are On Point

This can help many cope better with their diagnosis

If you've been diagnosed with one or multiple mental health disorders - just like me - you probably feel like getting tattooed is just like therapy. Many tattoo artists have created tattoo designs dedicated to mental health disorders, such as anxiety. Another complex mental health disorder that has been stigmatized or even romanticized in the media, is borderline personality disorder - or BPD for short. 

That's why TikTok creator and artist Jenna decided to design some tattoos dedicated to BPD. Let's check them out. 

As someone who got diagnosed with BPD in her mid-twenties, this certainly speaks to me. I would probably get the second design tattooed but they are all beautiful. 

If you're not familiar with BPD, it is a mental health condition said to be caused by childhood trauma but it's not really understood why some people, who experienced childhood trauma, develop it and others don't.

According to the Mayo Clinic

"Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others, causing problems functioning in everyday life. It includes self-image issues, difficulty managing emotions and behavior, and a pattern of unstable relationships."

Many people who got diagnosed with BPD tend to get pierced and tattooed, especially during times of distress. It could be because BPD patients have a tendency to self-harm by cutting or burning to release pain, numb internal stress, or feel something. 

TikTok was touched by this too, as Jenna did tattoo designs related to other mental health disorders as well. Looking at the comments section, TikTokers appreciated someone designing tattoo designs, they can relate to.

As TikToker @cen0phile wrote,

"This interpretation is so beautiful. As a borderline I was stunned. Keep doing what you're doing."


Another TikToker (@preppy_fairys5278) posted,

"I don’t have BPD but that describes what I’m feeling, perfectly."

It seems like many people feel like this sometimes. 

And TikToker @ashleyjoann1995 commented,

"I really like the first one. I feel like it’s acceptance of dark and light and no matter what I have myself."