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I Have a Scar

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    Most are on my legs and arms.

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

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    I recently got a surgery scar on my knee.

    The surgery was a couple months ago. I dislocated my knee and a tendon got detached from my knee and the doctors had to repair it.
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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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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    When I was 5 or 6 years me

    and two of my friends were playing on a trailer that was sitting in the backyard. We were holding hands and jumping off on the count of 3. I'm not entirely sure what happened but we jumped off and somehow I landed my left knee on the tongue of the trailer. I ended up getting...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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 many scars both mental

    and physical. But who doesn't! Turn your wounds into wisdom...
    DiegoDanny1 DiegoDanny1 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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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 Jul 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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    At 20 years old I made a bad decision.

    I stayed up all night and then in the morning decided it was a good idea to drive down state. I was seeking something, to fill a void in my life. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I needed or wanted. I drove home, but on the way there I lost track. I remember the flight to the...
    tryingtogetbacktome tryingtogetbacktome 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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 6 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    So for about 2 weeks ago it started A new girl

    in My class, she seemed very Nice so me and My friends talked to her, and after 20 minutes it feelt like we were really good friends. But, heres the problem, ive been clean for like 1 mounth before we became friends. I thoght it was hard to get that long, but i was very proud...
    HappyDepression HappyDepression 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I got the first surgical scar on my body last

    year and at first, I didn't like it. I have stretch-marks from my pregnancy, which I still have to come to terms with! Heehee :))So this was HUGE!It still feels a bit numb in that area after 3 months now....but lately, I look at it and it looks familiar. ;) Like its saying to me...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 22

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    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 6 Responses Jan 30

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    My Scars

    Every scar tells a story and the story is always interesting, unique, and personal. Our scars become part of who we are and tell of what it took to get here. My most prominent scars tell the story of a car accident I had several years ago and how I had to learn to stand and...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    I have a 4 inch scar on my right knee from

    when I was younger and competed in high jump. During an event, I went for my jump and missed, the bamboo pole hit my knee and snapped, while lodging in the side of my knee. over the years it has gotten smaller and lighter in skin tone.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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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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    YesSir3845 YesSir3845 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I have a lot, but the worst one is the one I got

    when I was 4, when boiling water fell on my chest
    Teight Teight 22-25, M Mar 16

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    i have a scar in my heart,

    it hurts when i press it.
    ifeelsorryforme ifeelsorryforme 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 12, 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 22 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 16

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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, 2014

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    During a sexually act with my ex,

    she accidentally slipped off the end of the bed and bit my manhood. I have been physically scarred ever since :(
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I have one in my arm

    and many small scars that I got because of a serious car accident. To be honest I'm happy I'm still alive from that, and I don't want to get rid of these scars because they remind me of this second chance in life
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I have scars on both of my legs due surgery

    from since I was 8 years old and a couple more to come this June. People always ask me if the scars bother me and I say no...they're just part of me and my struggles(that's another long story). I mean yeah I would love to have a nice flawless skin but it is what it is.
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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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 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    if you battle with cutting stop reading now.

    ........ I just want to cut deeper and deeper. I don't feel the pain only joy. oh boy what have I become. how long how long till I stop . maybe it will be when I drop. I am nothing well at least not anymore. my family is being torn by half. I am split by three. I know I am...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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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 never realized how many I had

    until now. Holy ****.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12

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    I might have been an idiot

    and ran into a set of shears a years ago >.< Now my right thumb has a tiny, not to noticeable scar on it
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    on November 18th 2014 I was in a car accident in

    which I suffered a broken neck I had to spend a week in the hospital and 5 hours in surgery I now have 6-7 in scar going from the back of my head down the length of my neck
    TrueGritCountry TrueGritCountry 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    More of an emotional

    and psychological scar. My life was f'd up and still is. I needed extra help but didn't get it when I needed it. I have developed trust issues.
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M Apr 16

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    So, when I was about 4 years old,

    I went to preschool. We had this little playground thing and I was trying to get up to the top to slide and this kid was easing with a toy tractor on the slide. He rolled it up the slide and BAM! It hit me right where the middle of my glasses cover it up.
    6356kk 6356kk 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5