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I Have a Scar

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    mlava mlava 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I had heart surgery as a child,

    so have a huge scar on my chest, as well as small ones on my neck, under my right arm, and also on my head
    James5946 James5946 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a tiny scar on the heel of my foot from

    a fire work accident when I was six. Fun right?
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I have scars! Plural.

    Several .... and all from my breast cancer. One is from my port and two are on my breasts from my mastectomies. But they are beautiful because they are evidence that I fought breast cancer and won! :) (Okay I didn't always feel this way but it is how I'm feeling today.)
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't even believe i can say this

    but it's been 5 months with no self harm n all the scars are starting to fade. Life feels finally worth it
    laceyaliyah laceyaliyah 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 10

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    Battle Wounds. Hundreds,

    make that THOUSANDS of them. Granted, a lot of them are on top of each other or have faded so it doesn't look like that many, but they're there. Every scar shows a struggle, symbolizes a pain so deep and so rough that I dug into my skin with a razor and watched my own blood pour...
    TheCrookedYoung TheCrookedYoung 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Hands, knees, feet, legs,

    arms, like most people and then a couple on my face.
    GoranMountainMan GoranMountainMan 18-21, M Jul 5

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    It's On My Heart

    Not all scars are visible, some are deep inside, not showing where others may see, until they are in your heart.
    308shooter 308shooter 56-60, M 13 Responses May 16, 2012

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    My ex boyfriend once gave a 2 roses.

    11 were real and one was fake, and said that when the last rose dies I will stop loving you.
    roella roella 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Proud Of My Scar

    I decided, many years ago, that I'd make my wreck a cool thing. This was tricky since I was hit by a drunk driver and it wasn't my fault (except if you listened to all of my older Christian relatives-"What was she doing out so late?").After some years of people looking down on...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 17 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    As I cut deeper and deeper then tears stop all

    I feel is num I hear her voice in my head telling my I am a mistake over and over I pick up the blade and cut another time as it goes in to my skin the blood starts to flow I can't stop I tell my self I'm soo hurt by my family I asks my self why why me all I want to do is make...
    alina10912 alina10912 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I have a thick scar on the side of my leg.

    I remember a few years back, I was running and fell in a parking lot. I got a cement burn through my jeans. I kept picking at it. Now I have a scar. I'm not ashamed of it when I wear a bathing suit. It's just mines.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Right in the middle if my forehead.

    ,,, ******* chicken pox
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    My nose, because when I was 2 (?

    ) I was playing w/ a rocking chair & it hit me & cracked my nose open /. I had weird looking stitches, but it's barely noticeable now.
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    When I was small child,

    I had open heart surgery. I was only 3 years old and I had a septum dysfunction. My family and all my loved ones almost lost me forever. I almost died. What happened was my heart functioned like anyone else's. But when it came to pressure, my heart didn't pump hard enough to...
    Shoptaw Shoptaw 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    One one leg i have a scar from having a huge

    frame on my leg on the other i had surgery again on my knee but its a big straight line i have many many more but i think scars are natures tattoos and that if you have a scar be proud that you went through pain and came out with a "battle scar"! I have many scars and am proud...
    balletbeauty balletbeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Dont Be Ashamed

    i have about 290 scars that cover my wrists and parts of my upper arms.i am not proud that i used to cut myself but i am not ashamed of my scars.in my opinion no one should be because you shouldnt see them as all the times that you've failed but as times that were bad and were...
    alex1999 alex1999 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    I have several of them,

    I have a 4-inch scar down the side of my face and 5 inch scar on top of my head. These came from one the craziest nights of my life. I used to have a friend that lived next door, over the years he got mixed up in drugs, his life went down hill in a hurry, lost his wife, his...
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M Jul 22

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    I got my scar while serving in Iraq.

    I was near an IED explosion and naturally when it happened, i tried to cover my face with my right arm. Well, i caught some shrapnel to my wrist and forearm area. The forearm cut was not bad, but the wrist cut was pretty deep and open. Being a combat medic, and since a firefight...
    username407 username407 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I have a scar on my forehead I have had it

    since I was 3. I jumped off of my tv and smashed my head into the coffee table but I love looking at the scar and laughing
    undeadblackhawk undeadblackhawk 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    18 Scars And Counting

    I'm 20 years old and have 18 scars from 5 surgeries in the past 2 years. I have three more surgeries scheduled and will have many more following for as long as I may live. I'm not writing this for sympathy but to tell you to embrace your scars. Scars are badges of courage not...
    Deadly14 Deadly14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    A Scar? More Like Many...but Here Goes.

    I am accident prone and a little clumsy..just call me grace :) I have a scar under my left eye that I got in my childhood when my graceful nature kicked in and I fell flat on my face at school. Yeah..that's the way to attract the boys :) One on the back on my head that I got...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 183 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    In my right palm. When I was a kid I got a

    crochet needle stuck into my hand, it came out on the other side of the hand lol
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    When it all is done and everyone is gone I sit

    here and ponder of what is really real Listening to a song Over and over Now laying on the floor My heart feels sore Me looking up at the sun, the moon, the stars Hugging myself close I can feel my scars What is real These are real I'm here I'm real
    vvebcame vvebcame 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    On my nose, because when I was 2 (or 3?

    ) I was pushing a rocking chair & it made my nose crack open sideways. ): But it's not really noticeable.
    girlinNJ girlinNJ 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    On my neck. I don't remember getting it.

    My mom said it happened when I was four, that kids in the neighborhood were playing with fireworks, my shirt caught, and I was burned. It's a discoloration where the collar of my shirt must have been, but I don't think it's too noticeable even when I wear a t-shirt. When I'm...
    meincarnated meincarnated 22-25 1 Response Jul 1

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    Some on my arm from suicide attempt long ago,

    one under my nose from when my little sister slammed my face into a metal digging toy at the park because she wanted a turn, and one on my cheek from falling over onto a space heater when I was 2. I like all my scars. They hurt then, but they're stories now.
    mwlabtech mwlabtech 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I have a huge scar near my groin from

    when I was in the military but I saved a lot of lives that day
    bubba2069 bubba2069 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    **SCARS** Scars on your soul Scars on your

    skin Some on the outside Some are within Some tell a story Some are unwritten Some you can see But most and are well hidden...
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have scars on my arm from Self-Harming.

    I don't hate them. Yeah, I wish I had less, but I wouldn't trade them. In fact, I think they're pretty ways of reminding me that I overcame the pain. I fought the depression and I won. They remind me not to cut again and remind me that I have a bright future. 4 and a half...
    AmberJoy96 AmberJoy96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Scars

    We all have scars, inside and out. We have freckles from sun exposure, emotional trigger points, broken bones, and broken hearts. However our scars manifest, we need not feel ashamed but beautiful. Alexander Foss Tiny Buddha
    Curiouscee Curiouscee 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Scars

    I have a small one in my eyebrow which you can't see unless you really pay attention to it. I got it while I was trying to protect my first dog. My dad goes arching a lot (it's his main hobby still) and when we got our dog Bronco, my parents decided to take him with us to an...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    An Old Story - Revisited And Reposted.

    I possess a whole medley of scars, not just one. Some through accident, some through blatant tomfoolery and others through choice and curiosity. I don't look upon scars as ghastly disfigurations of the skin but as memories and lessons. The first is the star shaped bruise on my...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 3 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I did it ONCE and will NEVER do it AGAIN!

    ! I never knew what would happen to my skin while doing the challenge!! Stupid me. I guess you're wondering what challenge I'm talking of... Hmm.. It's the salt and Ice challenge. I just thought it was a painful challenge, but never imagined the result. They never showed...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Between my fingers. I was 6years old.

    I grabbed a razor from the garbage and went to see my horse outside. I tried to shave my horses hair. Then my friend said "don't do that!" I looked at her and said "it's not hurting him. It doesn't even hurt. See?" And I put the razor to my hand. I looked up to her and tried to...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I have multiple. One on each knee from

    childhood, one from jumping off a bed and landing on a metal heat register. One from running and falling and skinning it. Another one on my knee from adulthood from tripping on a dog tie out and the metal scraping it. One on my toe from a piece of glass my parents were gonna use...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I have a scar on my lip.

    When I was young I fell and my lip caught on a loose nail. In the emergency room they stuck a needle in my lip to ease the pain and it's been there ever since.
    Zanytiger6 Zanytiger6 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I have scars all over my legs,

    one on my back, chest, head, ribs, and thighs. They are all from surgeries. I don't like them at all. I want them covered at all times. They make me feel self conscious and unattractive. All my friends tell me not to worry about them, but the don't have to deal with having scars...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Scars

    Some people go to the dermatologist to get rid of a scar. Others use concealer and makeup to hide their scars. The lengths we go through to hide ones scars. But not to understand and learn to appreciate that very scars purpose in ones life. A scar is an experience. It describes...
    ash1a ash1a 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I have 300 scars. 200 on my wrists to my

    shoulders. 57on my thighs and 43 on my stomach. Just because of 13 years of life... I tried to kill myself in my last year of primary school (12). I had a counsellor sent I for an hour a day but I never talked. Do you want to know why? Because at 12 I had so many problems that...
    monster04 monster04 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I have a lot actually.

    Covering my left wrist, part of my right. On both thighs, hips, my left rib cage, and my left ankle. I'll never be able to explain the pain that it took for me to bring a razor to my skin, but I regret every scratch, scrape, gouge, or gash I ever did to myself. I wish that I...
    TheUglyBelle TheUglyBelle 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I have been cutting myself

    for 2 years now and nobody has noticed. I'm happy about it so nobody will worry but I think to myself. Wow. Nobody cares to look or ask of I am okay. But anyway I cut because I am bullied a lot about my face and because I'm bisexual and because of my thighs (thunder thighs) but...
    LyricalLifee LyricalLifee 16-17, F 15 Responses Jan 7

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    I also have scars all over my body from roaches

    eating me in my sleep for years. Upraised scars from the holes they had chewed in me
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I call my scars, battle wounds

    because it shows that I have fought something and conquered it. For me all of my scars are from surgeries. I have 5 scars all made in the same month. The biggest scar is on my back from scoliosis surgery. I thought that would be my only scar. Well, I had complications and I...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 1

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    Lucia And Me.

    One day i was babysitting my three year old cousin Lucia. We were laying on the couch watching barbie princess, and i was holding her in my arms. Lucia:Han-han, what are these?*points at my wrist* Me:Theyre battle scars. Lucia:From what? Me:From a very bad war that never hould...
    SilentlyLost SilentlyLost 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Had a tumor removed from my right breast.

    So I call it "Frankenboob".
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    It was the week before my senior year

    that it happened. I lost the tip of my left middle finger. It's was all over. All of the countless hours struggling over the piano, viola, and guitar, wearing out my calloused fingertips. It was over. My whole life shut down in one single crash of the boat against the dock. Or...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I have this condition

    where I am missing blood clotting factor 12 which means my blood does clot but I scar from like everything so I have lots ! I scarred my left side falling backwards off a chair when I was 4, my right knee when I tripped over a tree root in a park when I was 8 , my shoulder from...
    Rayquaza76x Rayquaza76x 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Most are on my legs and arms.

    And they all came from an amazing childhood!
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I think this happened

    when I was around 6 or 7 years old. I was digging a hole with my cousin in my grandma's front yard (not much else to do lol) and without thinking, I walked behind her right as she brought her shovel back and I got whacked in the face lol. So now I have a small but noticeable...
    84wraith 84wraith 22-25, M Jul 5

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    A scar? More like scars I like to call them

    battle wound , cause depression is one hell of a mind **** fighting back and forth for your life, frustrated and all I wanted was the calming release I never thought of myself as a cutter, till I'd come home to do it everyday , the more blood the more intrigued I came, I...
    Lustedluna Lustedluna 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    All my life I've been perceived

    as weak, incapable, less than others. This is about real life and real courage. COURAGE CAN'T ALWAYS BE SEEN There are times like this that courage must pursue Because it isn't enough to just sit around and stew There are times when the odds are totally against you But the...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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    I have a scar on the bridge of my nose

    and a purple discoloration there where my brother threw a wooden block at my face and the block hit and cut my nose
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F Jul 5

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