I Have a Scar

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    Scars are reminders of your life- A timeline- A

    map. I love reading everyone's stories. Many of our scars come with pain and tears--- but when you get to share them with others, it almost becomes a life lesson for everyone. It's weird how a simple imperfection that could've happened years ago, holds such a strong memory.
    magicalaughter magicalaughter
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

    A massive one that snakes across one side of my

    head, from temple to back of my head and returning to just above my ear, 64 staples worth, my hairdresser feels it and pauses every time she feels the indentations over top of where the 6 screws are that hold the metal plate against my skull - I know she is curious about it but...
    MrsStrangeLust MrsStrangeLust
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    He was kissing me and his hand slid up my shirt

    and was the first time I felt his fingers on my breasts not wearing a bra.. So my scars, I felt his hand there just a second before I felt myself stiffen. He's seen them in pictures just not in real life yet. Im not even that self conscious about them anymore with any person...
    megansunshine megansunshine
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2015
    bored90999 bored90999
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    I hate the scars on my wrist.

    Reminds me of when I was mentally ill.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    When I was little I was holding my cat on my lap

    when I was sitting in a chair, I let go of the cat and his claws scratched all the way down my leg as he slid down. It was really deep and lots of blood was coming out of it. I had to go to the emergency room to get it properly bandaged up because it wouldn't stop bleeding. Now...
    Curlycue5810 Curlycue5810
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015
    wrestlingfan23 wrestlingfan23
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2016

    I have a surgical scar on my neck

    for about 7 years now. It resulted from having a thyroid cyst taken out. At first, it wasn't a big deal to me in high school but ever since I left high school and went to college and started working, it's something that makes me so self conscious while meeting new people. I can...
    jzhang11 jzhang11
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    they all tell part of the story.

    one as a child running to my mom after getting off the schoolbus, tripping on the coat i was carrying and getting an amazingly bloody gouge on my forehead from the brick staircase. couple stitches. next a few years later finding a broken bottle with my left knee. 14 stitches...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Feb 6, 2016

    stuck in a loop of sentimental sadness.

    .. i remember memories that filled me with gladness.. stuck in memories that don't exist... i dry my eyes with the flip side of my fist.. some sing songs of sadness, of madness, or gladness and glee... i really don't know what's come over me.. my mind's hung up on the...
    PastelLime PastelLime
    Jan 14, 2016

    Right on my collar bone.

    ..from a cat scratch. Word of advice, don't hold cats when walking by a pool.
    LightZn LightZn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    I have a big scar going down my back from the

    surgery I got a few years ago and tody I wore a shirt that showed it a lil and asked my mom if u could see it but she told me it was cool because that scar has a story behind it that other people can't tell it but me I think to my self that's right it's my battle wound and I...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    Lots of them actually.

    Most are self-inflicted, one's from falling down the stairs and the others I have no idea.
    submissiveboyy submissiveboyy
    18-21, T
    Jan 25, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Jan 7, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 10, 2014

    Just below my left nostril

    and on my forehead after falling off my bike when i was 11
    Ishapian Ishapian
    36-40, M
    Mar 21, 2016

    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
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

    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
    12 Responses May 16, 2012
    eyeamalive eyeamalive
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    I Have A Scar On The Right Side Of My Head.

    I have a scar on the right side of my head and have had to have brain surgery twice. Once in June 1997 the other being in twelve years later in September 2009.I had to have brain surgery as I had a tumour, according to the hospital I was born with the tumour. I had no affects...
    UnhappySmiles UnhappySmiles
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 21, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 1, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

    well two actually. I have one below my right

    eye from the time I got into a fight. and the ****** cut me with a blade. and one on my arm from when I got attacked by a timber wolf. both serve as a reminder of my many brushes with life threatening ordels and the like. sometimes people ask me of I'm bothered by these scars...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Mar 2, 2016

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    I've got 2 scars, to be precise,

    one at the back of my head, when I was young (3 or 4) I was messing around a swivel chair, like children of that age normally do, and decided to lean back on it, before discovering this thing called physics and going whack on the freezer behind me. The second being from a...
    CaptainPampers CaptainPampers
    22-25, M
    Jan 25, 2016

    i have multiple ones

    but none that i hate...some i have had people ask about and i don't mind sharing none are bad ones.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2016

    I am very fond of these scars.

    I don't mind wearing short dresses or skirts. I think they're beautiful. The large one is where the bone came out of my skin. It's my absolute favorite one. They are like tattooes reminding me of the day I got hit by a car and survived. I am a warrior. I am a super woman. I am...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    I bit through my lower lip

    where I'm sticking my tongue when I was watching my mom make bread. This is my scar. This is how I know there was an earlier time when I didn't develop all these things in my mind. I believed everything I was told and now I am old. Wiser, none the less, perhaps more. I now...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 25, 2016
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    I was in the hospital

    for 6 months and had 3 surgeries, when I was pregnant with my second child. It all started one afternoon, with an ache on my left side. I stretched, shoved pillows all around, but nothing helped. It soon became pain and fever, and shortly after projectile vomiting. My guy...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    I have a scar on the head of my penis from a

    zipper when I was four yrs old.
    Close2six Close2six
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2016

    The scar i got from my operation few years ago

    still hurts. Is it because it's cold? The stitches marks remains and sometimes i feel like it'll be opened again and my intestines will be scattered but i know it's just my wild imagination. Ugh it hurts now
    Etude Etude
    22-25, F
    Feb 7, 2016

    I've had my scar ever

    since I was born
    peepwaddles peepwaddles
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    I have two scars, one on my leg

    and one on my finger. When I was a little boy, I took an apple into the bathroom while I was using the toilet. Don't ask me why, apparently I was too hungry to finish taking care of number two. Anyways, I put the apple on my thigh and used a steak knife to start cutting it, but...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I got stabbed in the chest

    when I was 15. besides the scar, I have a weird dip in my ribcage I think from where they repaired my lung :)
    desertowl desertowl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2014


    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    I have earned 2 more scars .

    One is visible and its on my inner left wrist. This as a result of an OP to align my wrist bones and correct some nerve damage. The other one is hidden and its etched in my heart from the pain of my beloved Mummy growing angel wings. But all is well with me , my goal is that my...
    namgal namgal
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    I broke my tib fib in October 2015

    and had to have a plate, 6 screws, a button and a rubber band inverted. Now I have a big scar on my right leg. I'm thinking of having it tattooed once it's healed and not fresh - does anyone have any experience tattooing over a scar? Thoughts or ideas? Photo is my leg 1 week...
    Lotte1985 Lotte1985
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    Im surprised i never wrote this story

    but anyway, yes i have a scar. I was two years old when my mother dropped me and my older brother off at my grandmothers house before she went to work. Before she brought us over, she warned my aunt who would be going over my grandmothers house too, not to bring her rottweiler...
    cherryarie1 cherryarie1
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2016

    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
    18 Responses Oct 15, 2012

    I have scars whether they be emotional scars

    or physical. Every scar I have tells a story. I hate my physical scars they make me feel less beautiful. But every scar I have tells a story of heartbreak and sorrow. I am ashamed of some of my scars but I look at them now and am proud because I'm stronger now. Even my...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    I once punched through a window

    and got a few scars on my hand. Nothing serious though.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2016

    I have a scar on the back of my ankle,

    and it happened when I was 7, I was sitting in my sisters room, and I wanted to get out, but my brother was blocking the doorway, so I tried to squeeze through between him and the wall and there was a metal closet on the wall, and I fell, and slit the back of my ankle, it hurt...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I'm 6'4 300lbs (big scary black guy) boo!

    ! See I just scared you. I have scar on my right forearm. I got it from getting into a fight at a bar. A guy broke a bottle and tried to stabbing me with it. Scared the crap out of me... Just kidding I actually got my bad *** scar from dancing to Michael Jackson with my friends...
    Dakracken Dakracken
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    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

    This is the story as I was told it.

    When I was a baby at the tender age of 9months old, my father put me on the couch instead of my playpen and went upstair. There was a coffee table in fromt of the coich that had a perculatot on it brewing coffee. I crawled off the couch onto the floor and pulled the cord...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    I have quite a few scars from,

    shall we say, undesirable experiences. But I have a few medical scars as well. Scars are good though, it shows us we've come out of a battle. x
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 1, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2013

    I have one on my right (or was it left?

    ) cheek from when I was young and fell on my dog and she bit me. Then another on my right elbow from last year, playing dizzybat at school, and I had no idea I was running in circles and leaning to the right, then I fell, making my legs and right arm hurt a lot, and left a mark...
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    16-17, T
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    I'm a baton twirler,

    so I decided to spice up what I do and twirl a fire baton. I caught it after tossing it behind my back and I'm used to bringing it to my arm when I'm finished with my regular baton. I forgot about the ends being on fire and I left a second degree burn on my right wrist. This...
    sierraau sierraau
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2016

    I have a scar on my left hand from a car

    accident back in 2010. it looked like a dragon for a while until the healing process took that away lol
    dariendark dariendark
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015


    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
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2013
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    i had my appendix removed i had to be rushed to

    surgery! it was very painful fortunately the pain wasn't for very long. it was the worst physical pain i have experienced so far
    Lewlou98xxx Lewlou98xxx
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    I wish my scars went away,

    but at the same time I don't.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 14, 2016
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