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    On my left thumb. I was building a table in my

    school's DT workshops, and got distracted by someone whilst using a band saw. Somehow I didn't notice the pain until the saw had cut quite deeply into the top of my thumb, but when I did notice, wow. There was quite a bit of blood, but it turned out that all it needed was some...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M Oct 1

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    My legs and knees are bad

    because bicycles! I also have a lot of cats... And the rest is when I was doing self harm or got angry and punched the wall. I also punched glass once...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 8 Responses Jun 2

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    On the right side to the middle of my stomach

    from when I had cancer (neuroblastoma)
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I have multiple scars

    for multiple reasons. I have a scar on the top of my head from when I needed stitches after I fell and cracked my head open when I was a kid. I have 3 scars around my abdomen from when I had an appendectomy. I have a scar on my upper lip from when I had to get stitches after...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs 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 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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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    When I was 10 or 11, I was at my friend's house

    in their front yard. I stepped forward and felt a scrape on my foot and I looked and I saw my skin split and the white in the inside and the the blood pour out. I was really scared because this was the first time I had gotten a deep cut. Thankfully, I didn't need stiches and I...
    pkninja pkninja 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    One for the time I, wrestled a grizzly bear

    for the rights to replace him on the Flag of California. He won by technicality. Another for when I, singlehandedly infiltrated and destroyed a reclusive vampire cult. And another for facing Chuck Norris in Mortal Combat. We were forced to come to a draw. Every camera that...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I often wonder if the next person

    that sees it who isn't my doctor, will they ask about it or think it makes me more interesting. Will they think it's beautiful?
    verylonely1 verylonely1 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    I have a number of scars.

    .. some superficial (but still there), others more significant. I honor all of my scars and while a few of them, I can't remember precisely where they came from, I have a general idea. It is not the scars of the body, however, that really matter. It is the scars of the mind...
    elKraken elKraken 70+ 4 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 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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    I feel like a bastard,

    a literal one. My parents separated when i was 4, and i went on to live with my mother, and every summer i would go visit my father. At this point of my life i believe those visits were the best part of my life, it was such a happy and serene time... Ofcourse as time goes things...
    heeeeeeeelp heeeeeeeelp 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have scars, which came

    after from some kind of infection. Its facial scars, on both sides of my cheeks. Its over 5 years ago now, and I still struggle with them. The worst part is having it in your face. Not much I can do to hide it. I live a fairly good life, but its still affects me on how much...
    melikebacon melikebacon 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    A Scar That I'Ll Never Forget .

    It was when i was 5 , one afternoon i was with my Big bro . He loves playing guitar and i love listening to it and dancing to his tunes . I started dancing while he played . Before i knew it the huge guitar accidentally slipped from his hand and hit my forehead . I did get pain...
    DanielXav DanielXav 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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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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    I have a crescent moon shaped scar on the tip

    of my right pinky. I almost dropped a box of staples but how I caught it just happened to slice my finger open. After a little electrical tape it was fine though :o)
    messedupmemories messedupmemories 13-15, F Nov 14

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    I have quite a few scars,

    having lived in a survivalists nightmare for a good chunk of my life, as well as working many laborious jobs. I'll list them below. 1 lower cheek, bit through 1 bridge of the nose, broken nose 4 tips of ears and lobes, rat bites 16 left arm, dog bites, knives, falling on rocks...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Well. It's scars* I've got a couple.

    Not counting the tens of self harm scars I have. Those are just too many to count. Regular scars: left knee, right knee, left foot, right foot, right hand, left forearm. That's all I can see. Although I'm absolutely convinced that there HAS to be one on my head. But if you...
    Matthews14 Matthews14 70+, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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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 26-30 182 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    I had a bad tractor accident

    when I was like 14 and it scraped my back up and now I have like 10 deep scars on my back and it stinks when I take my shirt off because everybody looks.
    countryguy30 countryguy30 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 4

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    I am high on 3-meo-pcp,

    trying to get off of opiates.
    ChadCasa ChadCasa 22-25, M Nov 16

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

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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 4 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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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 have 2 major scars.

    ...one was from falling off a skateboard when I was 14 and another from an operation on a badly broken wrist. And innumerable mental ones !
    Anch0rMan Anch0rMan 41-45, M Oct 25

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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 lots of scars.

    .. Let's talk about those that aren't self made, shall we? Okay, I have a huge scar in the back of my head from when I was pushed off a bed and hit my head on a table. I also have this scar on my hand, but I don't remember how or when I got it. I also have a scar on my ankle and...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    mlava mlava 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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 4 Responses Jul 28

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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 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 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    I have scars on my wrists

    where I cut myself when I was drunk and depressed and was fantasizing suicide. I also have scars from when I broke my femur in a fight and had to have a titanium thing inserted next to my femur.
    ChadCasa ChadCasa 22-25, M Nov 16

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    I Forever Have A Deep Scar On My Chest.

    .....Kinda Like Sagat Only It Was From A Knife Not An Uppercut
    XavierR02 XavierR02 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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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 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 1 Response Feb 23

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    today i cut pretty badly,

    worse than ever almost passed out in my bathroom earlier. one cut was about a one inch gap cut. I may have to go get stitches tomorrow. Still lonely and more depressed my the seconds. if anyone wants to talk im here for now i guess.
    nadia50 nadia50 16-17, M 5 Responses Nov 14

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    I have a HUGE scar on my right thigh from

    when I was little. My dad was making spaghetti and had a pot of boiling water on the stove and two year old me thought it would be smart to pull it down. So now I have this upside down triangle shaped scar that takes up most my thigh.
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I have quite a few actually.

    Some are from when I was little and got into mischief (I was a tomboy growing up and did everything boys did just to become "one of the guys") and others are self inflicted. I don't regret them though. Each tell my story..
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I remember when I got my first cut.

    I was about two years old, and I was playing with my brother outside. I ran across the blacktop and slipped. I scraped my knee, and I started bleeding. Back then I thought that you didn't have anything inside you, so the blood confused me. We went inside to get a band-aid, but...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7

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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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    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 had a 'Hairy Neevus' (i think that's how it's

    spelled) on my left arm since I was born and I decided my senior year of highschool that it was too risky to keep it so I got it removed. The pain from the numbing needle was the worst pain I've ever felt and the tugging from the stitches being put in still makes me sweat... I...
    MarissaDreams MarissaDreams 18-21, F Sep 24

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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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    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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    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 19 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    Just an amazing op for a small melanoma on my

    lower back.The process of delineation and surgical removal was so cool. Thank you all of you in hospital jobs.xxxx Not afraid of death, just afraid of not living fully.
    lightfossil lightfossil 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 6

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