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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

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    I have a scar on my forehead I have had it

    since I was 3. I jumped off of my tv and smashed my head into the coffee table but I love looking at the scar and laughing
    undeadblackhawk undeadblackhawk 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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 have a HUGE scar on my right thigh from

    when I was little. My dad was making spaghetti and had a pot of boiling water on the stove and two year old me thought it would be smart to pull it down. So now I have this upside down triangle shaped scar that takes up most my thigh.
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    A few actually. As an infant I had a dermoid

    cist removed from my head and there is still a surgical scar beneath my hair on the back of my head. On my thighs are a few scars from a dog that bit me. And on my wrists are scars from burning myself.
    ElZombie ElZombie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I have quite a few of them.

    None of them i am proud of. I am wearing a wristband to cover them all day long. I hate lying but i lied to my coworkers about how i got those scars since i don't want anyone to worry.
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 10

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    My gf dumps my for a guy she dosent

    even see in person and was cheating on me with. I avoid her at school due to the fact that she has broken my heart. I'm not sure if I did anything wrong though, but now she's telling me that she wants to get to know me better as a friend before getting back together with me and...
    Rhykker Rhykker 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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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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    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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    A Scar? More Like Many...but Here Goes.

    I am accident prone and a little clumsy..just call me grace :) I have a scar under my left eye that I got in my childhood when my graceful nature kicked in and I fell flat on my face at school. Yeah..that's the way to attract the boys :) One on the back on my head that I got...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 183 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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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

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    An Old Story - Revisited And Reposted.

    I possess a whole medley of scars, not just one. Some through accident, some through blatant tomfoolery and others through choice and curiosity. I don't look upon scars as ghastly disfigurations of the skin but as memories and lessons. The first is the star shaped bruise on my...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 3 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I had a 'Hairy Neevus' (i think that's how it's

    spelled) on my left arm since I was born and I decided my senior year of highschool that it was too risky to keep it so I got it removed. The pain from the numbing needle was the worst pain I've ever felt and the tugging from the stitches being put in still makes me sweat... I...
    MarissaDreams MarissaDreams 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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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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    Right under my lower lip.

    I remember I got it when I was about 4 years old, jumping on the bed. Scared the hell out of my parents because we rushed to the hospital and I got the wound stitched and everything... lol
    thoughtworn thoughtworn 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I have lots of scars.

    .. Let's talk about those that aren't self made, shall we? Okay, I have a huge scar in the back of my head from when I was pushed off a bed and hit my head on a table. I also have this scar on my hand, but I don't remember how or when I got it. I also have a scar on my ankle and...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 5 hrs 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 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Half my face is scarred,

    my arms and skull
    NintendoFreak64 NintendoFreak64 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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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 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

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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

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    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 3

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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

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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

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    Poetess: I am not perfect.

    . body..mind... Like all the most beautiful people in my life, I am imperfectly perfect.. I am me.. my body is a little storybook of experiences that can be read with eyes and fingers traced over skin... I have scars.. more than one... I little puncture scar on my arm from where...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 2 Responses Sep 7

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    KoolKandon KoolKandon 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    On my left thumb. I was building a table in my

    school's DT workshops, and got distracted by someone whilst using a band saw. Somehow I didn't notice the pain until the saw had cut quite deeply into the top of my thumb, but when I did notice, wow. There was quite a bit of blood, but it turned out that all it needed was some...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M Oct 1

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    My hands are full of scars from being silly

    when I was a teenager, but you learn your lessons and eventually grow up.....a little ;)
    BarefootNorthWest BarefootNorthWest 31-35, M Aug 10

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    My friend, was my girlfriend,

    my best friend, is now moving on, moving forward. She is happy and I am not. I change so much and pray over our relationship so much and look forward to leaving great footprints in the sand. I love her so much but it just feels like she is taking a piece of my heart and life...
    jpllc jpllc 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    **SCARS** Scars on your soul Scars on your

    skin Some on the outside Some are within Some tell a story Some are unwritten Some you can see But most and are well hidden...
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    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

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    I will have one more scar

    after Wednesday morning. Going to have a defibrillator put in to help keep me alive. Seems like a pretty good trade-off to me.
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 29

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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 5 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    I had heart surgery as a child,

    so have a huge scar on my chest, as well as small ones on my neck, under my right arm, and also on my head
    James5946 James5946 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have quite a few scars on different parts of

    my body. I have never covered them up nor have I ever displayed them. They are just there. They are part of me. I cannot remove them. So they don't bother me. I am at peace with my body. After all it is the only one I have. LOL But I found a plaque that touched my heart...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I have one on my left cheek.

    I'm not sure how I got it, but it's barely visible
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I have scars all over my legs,

    one on my back, chest, head, ribs, and thighs. They are all from surgeries. I don't like them at all. I want them covered at all times. They make me feel self conscious and unattractive. All my friends tell me not to worry about them, but the don't have to deal with having scars...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    At age seven I braved my bike without training

    wheels. My mother purchased a bright yellow helmet for the occasion that didn't fit quite right; always knocking around, falling over my eyes. I came out of that first riding experience with a small scar over my left brow bone. A scar that sometimes gives me an unintentional...
    WetPaper WetPaper 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 18 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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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

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    I have several of them,

    I have a 4-inch scar down the side of my face and 5 inch scar on top of my head. These came from one the craziest nights of my life. I used to have a friend that lived next door, over the years he got mixed up in drugs, his life went down hill in a hurry, lost his wife, his...
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M Jul 22

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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

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    I have this condition

    where I am missing blood clotting factor 12 which means my blood does clot but I scar from like everything so I have lots ! I scarred my left side falling backwards off a chair when I was 4, my right knee when I tripped over a tree root in a park when I was 8 , my shoulder from...
    Rayquaza76x Rayquaza76x 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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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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    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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    My nose, because when I was 2 (?

    ) I was playing w/ a rocking chair & it hit me & cracked my nose open /. I had weird looking stitches, but it's barely noticeable now.
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Jul 27

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    mlava mlava 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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

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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 for the time I, wrestled a grizzly bear

    for the rights to replace him on the Flag of California. He won by technicality. Another for when I, singlehandedly infiltrated and destroyed a reclusive vampire cult. And another for facing Chuck Norris in Mortal Combat. We were forced to come to a draw. Every camera that...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6

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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

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