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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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    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 was about three when i got my forehead glued

    because of an incident that occurred when i was at my uncles place and my cousins were shooting soda cans when someone shot my forehead and i didnt feel it until i saw the blood and felt an ache. now i cover it with my hair and none notices because it blends in with my skin now...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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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 2 Responses Nov 6, 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 7 Responses Jan 9

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    I have several of scar in my left arm.

    things were complicated :)
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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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    On the palm of my left hand.

    I fell of my bike sliding on a pile of leaves across the side walk. No stitches. Just hospital grade glue.
    SloaneHoji SloaneHoji 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Two of the girls here on my trip were freaked

    about this scar I have. I told them a fake story and they believed it and we joked about it, so they don't know that I actually carved it into my skin with a safety pin and picked at it till it got really deep because I liked the pain. I wonder how much weirder they would think...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Njord85 Njord85 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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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 can cope with the one on my knee,

    it is definitely not attributed to thee. I admire the ones on my hands, from a time when I fought, I knew where I'd stand. I wince at the once on under my breast, bike handle bar end struck against my maiden chest. It winded and grounded me gasping for air. Much like when I saw...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I've had this scar since i was born.

    I was 26 weeks premie and within the first 3 months of my life i had 12 different surgeries done on me this one was for my feeding tube
    harlemwildcatbaby harlemwildcatbaby 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M Jan 11

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    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Jan 12

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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 have two scars on m'y two knees

    because I fell while i was walking a biiig dog! I also have four little scars on my left arm (cut with scissor and then i cut myself on those scars)
    coco3700 coco3700 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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 have a scar from when I was like 4

    and my cousin hit me with his front teeth on my eyebrow and I don't really like how it makes me look, I've heard friends say it makes me look cool but I just don't like it period
    pyro7 pyro7 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    It's funny I actually got it

    when I was like 7 or 8 bc I scared my kitten by sneaking up behind her. She chose self defense.
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M Jan 10

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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, 2014

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    Mine are boring though.

    Plenty of cat scratches. Two from dog bites, one right under my eye and one on my lip and one on my knee from a broken mirror
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a few big scars on my left calf.

    Last year around March I was running around( drunk haha) and I fell through an open vent at an old friend's house. The metal pieces inside caused my leg to get caught and when I kept trying to pull it out my leg just kept getting scraped by the metal. Finally somehow my friend...
    kittybabe100 kittybabe100 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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, 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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    I have a really cool scar on my ***.

    It's about 7in long and its thick. It's like a bump when you run your fingers over it. I feel on a 2x4 snowboarding and slit it open. It was deep but I didn't get any stitches.
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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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    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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    Most are on my legs and arms.

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

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    I still have a hard time with it.

    No guy has ever been put off, but my scars are on my breasts and they will always bother me. I think about them daily when I look in the mirror.. It's gotten easier but I honestly have shed too many tears over a few inches of scar tissue. They represent a lot more though. Will...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 4

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    None too noticeable,

    but I have LOTS if you look closer. Among my favorites is one that says "HI" (unintentional it just got cut like that) and another looks like a smile face : > Many others from football and rugby, and fist fighting with my brother ha and a few from the stupidity of others, and...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 7

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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 too many haha 2 on my chest lots of

    faint ones on my stomach whip scars on my back and a bullet hole some on my wrists...it's been an eventful life so far haha
    DeadGhost123 DeadGhost123 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    So ones on your heart,

    do they count too?
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 3 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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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    My brother stabbed me through the hand with a

    knife when we were children.
    Nullfiend Nullfiend 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have one. It's really noticeable

    but I think I've only had one person ask about it.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 2

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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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    jitterbug9 jitterbug9 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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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 very big one, half my arm.

    Good thing is almost the color of my skin now and many people don't notice it.
    Mikaela1920 Mikaela1920 16-17 Dec 31, 2014

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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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    The worst scar I ever got was from a Pitt bull

    I kissed the dog on the head and it bit my cheek The doctor had to sew it up It hurt like hell You can see it but not as well as a long time ago
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I have cut scar on neck

    and right wrest
    manwarkhn manwarkhn 41-45 Dec 29, 2014

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    Hey to all, I know it's been a crazy long time

    since I've logged in here, but I found some old emails from this site in my inbox and remembered how fun the interaction was, so here I am again. I have a few scars, some from sports, one from surgery, and lots from clumsiness, but my latest one is probably the best story. My...
    HaleyAnnabelle HaleyAnnabelle 18-21, F Jan 15

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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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    Had a tumor removed from my right breast.

    So I call it "Frankenboob".
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2014

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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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    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