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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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    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    I have scars all over.

    On my forearms; those are the most prominent, since I cut as deep as I could a decade ago in an attempt to kill myself - which worked - though I was brought back to life a few minutes later as they were about to call time of death, or so they told me. I have scars also along my...
    KoopyKoop KoopyKoop 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    Had a tumor removed from my right breast.

    So I call it "Frankenboob".
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 9, 2014

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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 1 Response Jul 28, 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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    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 5 Responses May 1

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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 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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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 24 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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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 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    When I was a baby, one of my older cousins

    scratched my face so deep I will forever have this scar on my cheek. My family hated me since I was a baby. what did I do to them, geez?
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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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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    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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    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

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    I have a huge one on my leg

    for when I accidentally rubbed against a broken window when I was 6. It was so sharp that it even went through my pants. I didn't even knew I got cut until I started feeling a weird sensation on my left leg. When I removed my pants, tons of blood was coming out. It wasn't even...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

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    a long scar, I almost died,

    went into shock, had 4 units of blood, emergency spleenectomy....from a really bad fall that knocked the breath out of me. er doc...came in after surgery and asked what happened...uh..you missed something
    mrsrshaw mrsrshaw 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Have a curved scar on my shoulder from a heart

    op when I was a toddler. managed to convince some of the kids I look after that it's a shark bite
    kerrmit84 kerrmit84 31-35, M Jun 4

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have lots of them all over.

    ..most are caused by my clumsiness, some are caused by cutting when I was younger, and 3 of them (the most noticeable) are caused by surgery I had when I was 11. ._.
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15 1 Response May 29

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    I was so happy cause i could finally peal a

    orange haha yes im 21 i know right.... But then to make it official i guess i had to have a ceremony with blood haha # ripmythumb
    Nicolej94 Nicolej94 18-21, F Jun 3

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    It's just above my right eyebrow.

    When I was 5 I tripped at school and gashed my head on the sharp corner of a table. I made such a huge, screaming, crying fuss in A&E that they decided not to stich it up but just put butterfly plasters on it. It's a much bigger scar because of that.
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    its long and thin and pink,

    its on the middle of my back to i never see it. i tell someone to take a pic so i can see it. it kinda looks like someone had cut off a piece of my back and left a mark
    Larson1997 Larson1997 18-21, M Jul 11

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    many of them. some accidental,

    some (many) deliberate. old and new....careless stupidity caused or to deflect pain. a few from necessity...a large one on my spine from surgery. even more scars are inside. stupid actions ...careless and unthinking. shattered heart and soul.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jul 8

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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 5 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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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 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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    I had surgery back in 2007 my gobleter in my

    stomach I was asleep when they took it out of me
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M Jun 22

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    In one of the only places

    that never really get to see the sun , after a accident, many years ago
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    On my left elbow it has some grey in it ,

    was told it was dirt under my skin due to being hit by a car at 3 and a half yrs. old .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 3 Responses May 30

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    When I was a baby, one of my older cousins

    scratched my face so deep I will forever have this scar on my cheek. My family hated me since I was a baby. what did I do to them, geez?
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F Jun 1

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    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 7 Responses Apr 29

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    I got a red scar on my nose it got cut deep

    and it's been about three weeks but it's right in the middle of my face I haven't had a scar on my face before and I'm worried that it looks really ugly I know that's vein but I can't help think it and it's really red at the moment and it's so obviously right on my nose not the...
    ghost7777777 ghost7777777 18-21, F 1 day 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 6 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    Somewhere. It's isn't on my wrist.

    It isn't on my knee. Nowhere on conflicted skin, curled and ugly, shifting and raised with grooves fitted from a dirty razor. Some scars cannot be seen. Yet those scars unseen, receive the same treatment. We hide them. Physical scars are hidden by the sleeve. Mine are held by a...
    natarisworld11 natarisworld11 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hippie4eva12 Hippie4eva12 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Actually I have many.

    1 on my left cheek. 1 on my right wrist. Right knee and right shin. All of them have a story and are part of me and my experiences.
    NJBeachGuy NJBeachGuy 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    Got a scar on my middle finger on ny right hand

    from when a dog bit me when I was seven.
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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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    That won't go away. They're constant reminders

    of the things I went through and I conquered. I'm surprised I'm still alive
    SimplyHumann SimplyHumann 13-15, T 2 Responses Jun 7

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