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    I have quite a few actually.

    Some are from when I was little and got into mischief (I was a tomboy growing up and did everything boys did just to become "one of the guys") and others are self inflicted. I don't regret them though. Each tell my story..
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I have a scar on my bottom lip from busting it

    open when I was little. I remember it very well and the whole incident. My mom was telling me we were going somewhere I don't remember where exactly but I was excited that we were going. I was so happy I spun around till I got dizzy, as I finally stopped spinning I closed my...
    AJMClassof2014 AJMClassof2014 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I have multiple scars

    for multiple reasons. I have a scar on the top of my head from when I needed stitches after I fell and cracked my head open when I was a kid. I have 3 scars around my abdomen from when I had an appendectomy. I have a scar on my upper lip from when I had to get stitches after...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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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 am high on 3-meo-pcp,

    trying to get off of opiates.
    ChadCasa ChadCasa 22-25, M Nov 16

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    On the right side to the middle of my stomach

    from when I had cancer (neuroblastoma)
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I have a couple scars,

    the one that hurt the most is on my left hand. I sliced my index finger open while cleaning a salmon...sliced the nerve, lucky for me..I had a great surgeon
    TerrestrialWoden83 TerrestrialWoden83 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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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 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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    I carry a scar in the center of my chest from

    having open-heart surgery last year. It's healed incredibly well, but it's definitely visible. Before my surgery, I was a little bit worried about having such a visible scar. I'm a girl and most of my shirts didn't have a high enough neckline to cover it. I thought that it...
    HeartlessSinner HeartlessSinner 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 29

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    I Forever Have A Deep Scar On My Chest.

    .....Kinda Like Sagat Only It Was From A Knife Not An Uppercut
    XavierR02 XavierR02 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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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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    mlava mlava 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    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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    Was rollerblading. Barrelled into a fence

    taking a turn too fast when I was 7
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F Dec 2

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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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    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 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 have a scar on my chin,

    when I was about six I was running around the house with my brother and I tripped and busted my chin open on my toy chest. It was insane trying to hold me down to stitch my chin closed. But the scar never went away and I don't think it ever will.
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    i had lung cancer when i was 15

    and i had my left lung removed. it left a pretty big scar on my side.
    duloxetina duloxetina 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Zipper

    I have a zipper on my skin. It goes from under my breasts to my belly. Raised and a reminder to me that life is to be lived and cherished. Some years ago I was very ill to the point that I felt that I was slowly dying and I was. Three carcinoid tumors in my small intestine...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    I have a scar, it's a rated R one

    as well as emotional scars. Once upon a time when I was a toddler a pulled a kettle of boiling water all over myself. I still have a scar on my chest to this day. I won't get into the emotional scars...
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 29

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    I feel like a bastard,

    a literal one. My parents separated when i was 4, and i went on to live with my mother, and every summer i would go visit my father. At this point of my life i believe those visits were the best part of my life, it was such a happy and serene time... Ofcourse as time goes things...
    heeeeeeeelp heeeeeeeelp 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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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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    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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    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 26-30 182 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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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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    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 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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    Its on my lip, I got my lip cut open on a

    harmonica when I was 4...very painful situation.
    DannibalLecter99 DannibalLecter99 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    My scar is kind of a weird one I have a scar

    on the cornea of my right eye It is invisible to the anyone looking into my eyes but I can see it floating in my vision at all times. I've had it since I was three and my eyesight is hindered because of it. Just one of my three physical scars.
    SissyboyCrossdresser SissyboyCrossdresser 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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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 was playing Steal the Bacon in 8th grade gym

    class. I dove for it, missed and jammed my thumb into the other persons shin. Turns out I broke a little piece of bone off in my thumb. That little piece had a ligament attached to it. I had surgery on my thumb to reattach it. There is now a cool looking surgery scar on my thumb...
    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M Dec 2

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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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    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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    It's a recent acquisition.

    Given me eighteen months ago by four rapists. It will take a lifetime to fade.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    On my forehead- a car crash from

    when I was 10. I still believe my step-dad staged it to benefit for the insurance money, I remember him speeding up to hit the car. My head went through the windshield and I picked glass out of my head for months, and even years later rubbed a few small pieces out. On my nose...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I have quite a few scars,

    having lived in a survivalists nightmare for a good chunk of my life, as well as working many laborious jobs. I'll list them below. 1 lower cheek, bit through 1 bridge of the nose, broken nose 4 tips of ears and lobes, rat bites 16 left arm, dog bites, knives, falling on rocks...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 21

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    Uhuh was shoved into a rose bush

    when I was 5 XD haha BATTLE SCARS! XD
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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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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    I have a number of scars.

    .. some superficial (but still there), others more significant. I honor all of my scars and while a few of them, I can't remember precisely where they came from, I have a general idea. It is not the scars of the body, however, that really matter. It is the scars of the mind...
    elKraken elKraken 70+ 4 Responses Nov 19

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    Best story. I was in college living in a house

    with a bunch of friends. I used to smoke a LOT of weed. My best friend Kelly and I had our friends Ryan, John, and Aaron over to hangout/drink/smoke and John started playing with his lighter. That must have been getting boring because he tried to find something to burn. Oh, what...
    galexytwin galexytwin 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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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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    This happens to me when I was 7 years old ,

    I was out playing in the road where i was living at the time. I was sick It came out a light green colour looking like scrambled eggs . Doctors thought it was my appendix that had gone , I was opened up only find out that my appendix was okay . So back up to x-ray I went And...
    1barebrit 1barebrit 41-45, M Dec 3

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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 broke my elbow about 8 years ago racing

    dirtbikes and have a gnarly scar on my elbow from 2 surgeries.
    protographer14 protographer14 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have many scars from years of cutting

    and hating myself. I used to have a lot on my hips but many of them have faded and are only visible if you know where to look. The main one is vertical on my wrist and is about 3-4 inches long going up my arm. I liked that spot so i cut it every day for months and since i...
    JessesGirl12813 JessesGirl12813 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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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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    One right under my nose -

    when I was like 5, my cat scratched me so deep I had to go to the hospital to get it "glued" back together. They gave me some nasty medicine that tasted like banana too. It's not that noticeable anymore unless I say "hey! Look at the scar under my nose!" Lol. another one on my...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F