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    I have all my scars from my self harm

    and I hate it. I hate it in the summer when it gets too hot and people see my scars. They know my weaknesses, they know my past meaning they'll pre-judge. I hate them
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 think it's funny when people complain about

    scrapes and cuts on their knees or arms. Like bish* get on my level. Look at this magnificent scar of mine, Harry Potter ain't got sh*** on me. XD
    mstv1112 mstv1112 16-17, F Feb 4

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    I somehow managed to fall headfirst through a

    glass cabinet when I was 2. I had to get stitches on my right temple, eyelid, and cheek. It's no big deal, though. Most of the time I forget it's even there.
    IReallyNeedALife IReallyNeedALife 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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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, 2014

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    YesSir3845 YesSir3845 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 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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    I am going to sound like

    such a dramatic. I'm crying now though and it's not like weeping or sobbing like before, no sound, no pressure, just tears pouring out. I do not know who I am. My life has just been one messed up situation to worse messed up situation and any time a little piece of good...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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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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    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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    the only scar I have is the scar from

    where I had my kids from. my c section scar
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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 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 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 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

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    I have a small burning mark in the shape of a

    square, just like 2cm below my right palm. It's actually not really noticable only if you start to focus on searching it. I burned myself because of a straightener that was on, while I jumped on my aunt's bed. It happened when I was 5 and hasn't left ever since.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 19

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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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    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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    I have scars all over my body.

    It's embarrassing, really... Growing up, I've heard so many opinions in my life regarding my scars. 'A proper girl shouldn't have scars', 'Don't wear THAT! Your scars are showing!', 'What kind of a girl are you to have so many scars?!' 'Ewwww! Where the hell did you get...
    mistfox mistfox 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    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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    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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    Most are on my legs and arms.

    And they all came from an amazing childhood!
    CaribbeanEmpress CaribbeanEmpress 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 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 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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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    mlava mlava 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I have more than one scar the worst ones are in

    my knees. my knees are still indented kinda because of how much skin I peeled off it in gr.1 they got messed up and dry like the need lotion all the time after that incident and its both knees too ugh
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Feb 4

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    At some point in my teens I have up on myself

    ever being happy. I became reckless. I have physical scars all over from my face to the bottom of my feet. I found happiness, and the scars bother me.
    CDtime CDtime 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 18

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    chuelove chuelove 16-17, F Mar 6

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 5

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Mar 5

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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 have over 500 visible scars from self harm

    but I'd say another 500 that have already healed
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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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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    When I was a baby a very young one I had to

    have a life saving operation in my chest. I was given very short time to live unless the operation was successful I was born with a blockage in my digestive system which ment I was sick after drinking any fluids. As a result of that operation I have a scar from my belly button...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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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