Hot Ink first appeared when Skye and Clay got tattoos. They used fake ID's as they were underage. Clay got a tattoo of a semi-colon; a message against suicide. Clay mentioned that it'll help him put that part of his life (referring to Hannah) to rest. Clay fainted when getting the tattoo and wasn't able to finish it. Shortly before Hannah Baker's Funeral, he went back to the parlor to finish the tattoo and show that he found closure.