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I Have a Scar

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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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    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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    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 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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    I was really little when I got it.

    It's pretty faded but I can still clearly see it; it's only about three inches. I was getting ready for a shower, but then got distracted and started playing chase with my siblings while the water was running. Well, things went wrong and, you know the door hinges and their sharp...
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99 16-17, F May 20

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    one on my wrists from a hot glue gun

    and one behind my ear from surgery.
    ma11ory ma11ory 16-17, F May 25

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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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    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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    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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    I've got a few : Kneecap : I use to have a

    four wheels so we put down cement behind the house so I could move it easier? Idk, I don't remember the plan behind it, but it was there. The problem was that the cement wasn't flattened. So I'm running around with my friends and I slipped and cut my knee open on the cement. I...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I have a scar between my breasts

    where a piece of hot slag went into my leathers, shirt, and stuck in my bra. I have many others but that's the first one in my head when I think scar.
    Tstanley86 Tstanley86 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 28

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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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    I was 12 when i go this scar.

    I got this from falling off of a golf cart. Well sorta falling off that is, it was more like a slip. I was hanging onto the side of the door of the golf cart and holding onto the roof. (There are no doors in a golf cart so it was open.) my right foot slipped off the side of the...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 1 Response May 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sugarplums1 Sugarplums1 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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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 6 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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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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    ever since I was a baby I've had 16 heart

    surgeries because of a defective heart valve it took doctors several tries to fix it when they finally put in a mechanical valve and now im going on my 17th surgery due to a blockage in one of my arteries if anyone has more questions about it or would mabey like to see my scar I...
    jjw1992 jjw1992 22-25, M 2 Responses May 5

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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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    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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    I was only 7 when I was hit by a bus.

    11 years later and Im still trying to accept my scars. Some days are better than others but I still wonder what life would be like without them and the pain of the memory. ❤️
    caro11 caro11 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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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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    On my chin. Hit a table

    when I was four. Is what I've been told. It's boring so I tell people ridiculous things like: fell from a 3 story building, shark attack, head butted by nosey children.... Some people actually believe it and I'm like: dude. I'm joking
    maroonmonsterchip maroonmonsterchip 13-15, F 2 Responses May 30

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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 used to cut when I had really bad flash backs

    of my abuse. So I have a scar from it. I wasn't thinking right when I did it. I wish I can take it back. It doesn't look as bad as it used to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    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 like all my scars, bar the big one.

    its not in a position to be a conversation starter, its not in a position to look badass while im at the beach. You'd only see it if you were getting intimate with me... And then you'll be in for quite a shock.
    onegap onegap 18-21, M May 25

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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 2 Responses Jun 28

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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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    I have three 8 inch scars on my thigh from

    when I cut. I really hope they end up going away at some point. I'm not sure if they will because they've been there for 9 months and are still very visible.
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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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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    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 9 Responses Feb 28, 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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    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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    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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    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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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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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    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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    A memory from school,

    still remembering that day like yesterday
    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M May 7

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F May 21

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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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