"The semicolon represents a sentence the author could've ended but chose not to. The author is you, and the semicolon is your life." Regardless of the "event," I think the above sentence may be useful for some to hear.
I like the simplicity of this design Arrow tattoo. 'An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means its going to launch you I to something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.