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I Have a Scar

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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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    I have several. I am sure we all do.

    I think I've grown to appreciate them. They remind me of my struggles, and also give me strength. But... This just may be my insomnia speaking but sometimes, I miss the struggle. The things I went through helped me see life through grateful eyes and appreciate every simple...
    NewShoes12 NewShoes12 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    I have a scar on my finger: i saved a mans life

    when i got it. His wife tried to kill him by slitting his throat
    sassysauron sassysauron 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    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 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 hundreds if them on my arms

    and legs, and if you chose one, i could tell you when I did it and why... I never forget, never will.
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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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 17 hrs ago

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    I cannot sleep at night,

    my mind is tortured by the memory of my best friend taking his life at our house. The anxiety is overwhelming. The experience, the sounds I heard, the loss. I will never be the same.
    ark1990 ark1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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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 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 10

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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 5 Responses Jun 2

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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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    Actually I have many.

    Most are from accidents throughout my active and boisterous childhood, like my scar that still holds a piece of crystal in my left knee or the small brown scar that is on my left corner of the palm of my left hand. In total I have 11 scars on my body. I have multiple, seven to...
    Lunawoofy Lunawoofy 18-21 Jun 23

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    I have two big scars from brain surgeries.

    I've always been teased when I was a kid. But it's just apart of who I am.
    Njhc856 Njhc856 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have many scars, most from my operations

    but once, I was at my cousins house in Geraldton and we were playing chasey and I fell in a grate and sliced my knee on the broken cement. Ouchies.
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F Jul 7

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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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    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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    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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    Several small scars. One from a knife fight,

    one from a hornet sting, some burn scars. Nothing serious or revealing of a 'dangerous' past. Mostly accidents, bad choices, poor luck, etc.
    FallenPride FallenPride 22-25, M Jun 28

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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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    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 6 hrs 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 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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    I have a scar across my forehead.

    When i was 6 years old I was riding a bike and banged into a fence post and slit my head open. I had 25 stitches and a blood transfusion due to how much blood I lost.
    Aleexo96 Aleexo96 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    I played basketball, volleyball,

    softball, and cross country: boom; i got 5 scars on my knees. My mother was appalled by how ugly they look on my knees. Gah.
    uniqueresonance uniqueresonance 18-21, F Jun 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 I was 13/14 (yes I know,

    I was young) i went out with this guy who was emo and he would cut himself and he was a bit suicidal even though he was only 14. He treat me like utter ****, he hurt me and made me so upset, sleepless nights I spent crying over him. He would cut himself infront of me, threaten...
    5secondsofsara 5secondsofsara 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Yeah, when I was in high school a semi–truck

    hit me and i put my head through the window. I was knocked out but then I came to and started driving again. I was unaware of what I was doing and I drove into some other cars and then through a big fence onto someone's lawn. I was later told that there was so much blood from my...
    ZeroCircle ZeroCircle 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 2

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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 a few on my wrist

    and One on my arm hard two see but if you look close you can see it i got it around age 8 when i burnt my arm off the lamp raching over it for somthing
    DarkpawTheSissyFolf DarkpawTheSissyFolf 18-21, M Jun 23

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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...
    Lcervetto Lcervetto 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    mlava mlava 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    A few years ago I got sun poisoning on my

    shoulders really bad, almost skin cancer. I have big stretch mark looking scars on my shoulders from sun poisoning. It's like this on both sides:/
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I have a few. One on my ankle

    where I burned myself on a treadmill. Scars all up my leg from the time a freak wave washed me against some rocks One on my hip from where an abscess was cut out One on my arm where my friend scratched me 'accidentally' And one tiny one on my face where I was scratched by...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    Right in the middle if my forehead.

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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