We get it: you’re probably not remotely interested in what the people who pass you by in the street are wearing. But one day, if the sun is in just the right place, the glint of a safety pin attached to someone’s lapel may well catch your eye. You’ll probably think the individual is masking a rip – or perhaps that the pin is merely a remnant from a punk-rocker past. That’s where you’d be wrong. And it’s time to take note of the symbol’s poignant hidden meaning.