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I Have a Scar

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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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    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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    KreigThePsycho KreigThePsycho 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 28

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    When I was 3 it is actually something I can

    laugh about... So I was sitting next to my greatdane hogsmeat and I was watching a movie that was on the tv (my dog was about 1 year old now) a 'scary part' made me jump and I reflexively clung onto the dog and hugged it around its neck (not a smart thing to do .-.) it bit me...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F a week ago

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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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    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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    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 many scars. Some are accidental,

    others are from self-harm. I love scars though. They tell stories. They may not be pretty, but they tell who you are and what you've overcome.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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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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    Jadziar Jadziar 18-21, F May 1

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    Most are on my legs and arms.

    And they all came from an amazing childhood!
    BrowningEmpress BrowningEmpress 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 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 2 days ago

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    I have lots of scars on my body.

    The most prominent ones being on both sides of my cheeks, another right above my left breast and one for CS when I got my son four years ago. I get asked so many questions about the one above my right breast. How it came to be there, I don't know. You know I have this very...
    nesobar nesobar 36-40, F May 1

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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.
    Raybae Raybae 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Stuart Damon (as Alan Quartermain on General

    Hospital: "A scar is proof that you've survived." The deepest cut I ever made to my arm has left a nasty white mark to remind me. Others mark the C-section in 1992 and the laparospic gallbladder surgery from a few years ago. Two scars on my face represent my first husband...
    Simpfan Simpfan 56-60, F 1 Response May 2

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    Pit On my bed Reading words One to the next

    Is this real? Would you do this to me? "I never loved him" How did you utter them In the night Outside the cinema Was it not love in your eyes Or the glittering passion crystallised "I wish I meet you in heaven" What could I have done To destroy you to such depths...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M Apr 28

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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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    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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    one on my wrists from a hot glue gun

    and one behind my ear from surgery.
    ma11ory ma11ory 16-17, F 2 days 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 7 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    I was almost 15 and had a rarer case of

    appendicitis. It was common for my age to get this and most of them had their appendix taken out within two days. I was in there for around 2 weeks because I left it sit a little longer before I got myself checked out and it 'exploded' all over my other body parts in the stomach...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I have a scar on my forehead well actually 2

    joint to each other , I get called harry potter and I also have one on my eyebrow and I have a few other scars
    Shorthairgirl97 Shorthairgirl97 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 born with a too tight airpipe

    and had to get tracheotomy done. No problems since 2 years old, but the scar is big and it's there.
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F 1 Response May 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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 May 1

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    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 16

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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 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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    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 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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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 May 15

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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 a week ago

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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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    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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    animafan1 animafan1 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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