Suicide Black – Turning Darkness Into Suicide Prevention

Suicide Black – Turning Darkness Into Suicide Prevention

Suicide Black to Help Aid Suicide Prevention

Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. It is the 2nd leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 34 in the United States, and over one million people worldwide will commit suicide each year. It occurs across all age, economic, social, racial and ethnic boundaries, and surviving family members not only suffer the trauma of losing a loved one to suicide, they may themselves be at higher risk for suicide and emotional problems.

What is Suicide Black?

For Craig Petralia of Helios Tattoo Supply, the cause of suicide prevention is an important one. To help raise both awareness of the issue, and money to support the cause, he has created a signature tattoo ink called Suicide Black.

Suicide black was formulated in the Helios Ink Lab to stay exactly where the artist puts it and to help tattoo artists create bold and clean lines while maintaining optimal flow and workability. It can also be broken down to create super-smooth blends for amazing black and gray work, but it was also created for another cause.  5% of all gross Suicide Black sales go toward funding the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The Make More Birthdays Event

This summer, Suicide Black ink will also play a big part in the Helios Tattoo Suicide Prevention Awareness fundraiser.

The Helios Tattoo Fundraiser will include world-class guest artists, tattooing marathons, food, and entertainment. The money raised at the event will go to help fund the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

For more information about the event, visit our event page.

Know Someone Who May Need Help?

For more information about how you can help yourself or your loved ones in crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit

You can #BeThe1To help someone in crisis. Reach out today.

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