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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 22

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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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    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 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 many scars but one of my most worrisome

    ones, is one that I received in the spring of 2008, I went in for a regular check up at my local Dermatologist office. I usually go about once a year. I have had several spots removed over the last several years where the doctors are checking for possible skin cancer, nothing...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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 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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    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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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    I recently got a surgery scar on my knee.

    The surgery was a couple months ago. I dislocated my knee and a tendon got detached from my knee and the doctors had to repair it.
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    My cousin stupid dog attacked me a

    now I have a huge scare on my lip I look so hideous
    DeeDeS DeeDeS 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    but you can't see it.

    it's always there, and every time I think it is healed, it gets ripped open again. physical scars are easy to deal with. emotional ones define who we are.
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 6 Responses 6 days 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 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 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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    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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    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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    I have a bald spot on my head

    that hair never grows from as I had it cut open when my father banged my head on the edge of the door when I was 11. Funny thing is that, even now its tender to touch.
    SilverLeviathan SilverLeviathan 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 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 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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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    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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    chuelove chuelove 16-17, F Mar 6

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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