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I Have Carved Words In My Skin

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    I go through phases of self harm,

    and one time in particular i was just feeling horrible and my normal scratching escalated to carving the word "LOSER" into my hand. After it had healed I started to carve the word Freak in the same spot but i stopped myself.
    dandycat123 dandycat123 16-17, F Aug 16

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    In chorus, I'll get into a mood

    and I'll carve the words in with a pencil. "Ugly" "*****" And then my friends yell at me and take my pencil away
    ForeverOnMyGuard ForeverOnMyGuard 16-17, F May 24

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    I have been depressed since

    before I can remember
    meeaaa meeaaa 13-15, M May 20

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    I've carved hate into my thigh

    and help into my other one.
    anonymousgirl74 anonymousgirl74 16-17, F 4 Responses May 31, 2014

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    About 5 yeara ago, I carved "love" in my upper

    arm once in a low drunken moment. Two years later I went over it again. I now have it tattooed. I like it.
    Kaiririri Kaiririri 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    My parents just found out I cut

    and took everything. Which I think just made my depression worse. They are threatening to send me to a theropist I don't want to.
    EmoNerd21 EmoNerd21 16-17, F 1 Response May 19

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    I've done this once, last year.

    I carved my EX's name into my arm because I was having an emotional breakdown.
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    Not My Proudest Moments..

    I have carved words into my skin before. I carved the word "Fat" into my stomach....I have done it before, because its how I really feel. I have carved words into my body, and into my skin more than once.......It was not my proudest moments in the past. I have some pretty nasty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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    my dad said my opinion meant nothing- I carved

    nothing really big into my arm it covers my whole forearm
    charlottepreston1999 charlottepreston1999 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    Pants On Fire...

    I carved the word "LIAR" on my right foot. I meticulously went over each letter with the razor blade, watching the blood pool on the blade, watching it roll over to the bathroom floor. I was going through a very difficult time in my life, and i felt like i was lying to myself...
    weather52 weather52 22-25 1 Response May 16, 2010

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    Using a ice cube has the same feeling

    as cutting. Now you don't have any excuses.
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M Aug 7, 2014

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    It hurts so much to know

    that I couldn't make you happy, even though I had so long... I know I'm not fit, I know I'm ugly, I know I'm a waste of time and I know that I deserve all this pain. But you don't have to put salt in the wound like this...
    EvilElmoBoy EvilElmoBoy 16-17, M Jun 5, 2014

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    Much more faded and harder to see then "Fat" in

    my previous post. I have the word "Sorry" on my left lower arm, which is still quite visible. Then I have "Love isn't real" and "Nothing" very faded on my left upper arm and "Help Me".
    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F May 20

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    I have fat on both my thighs

    and hate on my left arm
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Apr 20, 2014

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    when I was in high school I cut

    and I carved my gf's name into my upper forearm. when my mother found out I thought she would hate me but she just loved me more
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 20

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    I have been doing this

    since I stopped cutting. It lets me feel something. I'd rather feel pain then nothing at all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    I carves the work fat on my wrist

    and its still there I also carved the infinity symbol into my right thigh next to the word fat to let myself no that I will always be fat I put 14 on my upper left thigh for that day I started cutting I feels good to cut myself it feels like an accomplishment
    TheDarkLostSoul TheDarkLostSoul 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I have the word "Fat" carved deep into my thigh

    and it has scarred and I hate it and every time I see it, I feel disgusting and I wish it was gone.
    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F 1 Response May 20

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    Forget And Live

    So, I'm a cutter, and I have suicidal tendencies. Everyone use to, and still do, tell me to forget the past and what had happened and just live. One day during math this year, someone told me my life was terrible and I should just die, because nobody wanted me. (Touches on stuff...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 17, 2013

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    FAT on my tummy, STARVE on my left leg,

    ***** on my right leg, SORRY on my left upper arm
    deaddreamergirl deaddreamergirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I Carved Her Name

    i love to cut myself so one day i write her name by a piece of glass 1st i took the water glass put it on the wall while holding it but there is only one cut on my hand then i plan to write her name with one piece but its heal soon and then i plan to do it with a blade i do it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    I've done it a few times.

    .. Now it's deep.. I look and I see exactly how I feel.. What words can't express my blood can.. I look at it.. Trying to catch all the streams running down my leg... One word.. That's all I needed.. ALONE! That's all I feel... I am in so much pain trying to imagine...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    Just A Loser

    Well.. My story's not any different from everyone else's. Yeah, I cut. It all started when was looking in the mirror. I was so angry at what I saw, that I punched the mirror. I scratched my arm while doing so. I felt so frustrated that I grabbed a shard of glass and cut my arm...
    jojotheuseless jojotheuseless 16-17 3 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    I don't remember whether it was 7th

    or 8th grade. Met a girl at a Jr. High track meet. Don't know what I was thinking exactly, but I do remember liking her quite a bit. I knew I'd see her again at an upcoming meet....... So I took out my pocket knife and cut her name in my forearm. Years of working outdoors...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    In 7th grade, the school wide craze was

    "tattooing yourself". My classmates would carve what they wanted into their skin and write over it in Sharpie ink, hoping that it would be permanent. It didn't, so everyone stopped. I tried it one day. I carved "LOVE" into my hand. I'm not stupid; I knew it wouldn't create a...
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F Jun 16

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    Right at this very moment I am trying to stop

    her (my other self?) from carving WORTHLESS on my stomach... I already have 'I hate you' and 'Pathetic' on my stomach. And '**** you' on the tops of my thighs... Last week I came to.. an i was standing in front of the mirror with a pair of scissors in my hand. I physically...
    myfriendpain myfriendpain 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    "Attention Seeker"

    Too many people think cuts are for attention seeking... I spend too much time hiding the cuts and words on my skin from society. Though ironically, these people are what caused the scars in the first place.
    Heartloveeeee Heartloveeeee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    She Loved Too Little, I Love Too Much...

    She means the world to me but.... I guess I don't really mean anything to her... She hurt me, now the wounds are visible... Now her name is written in flesh and blood...
    ImSoBrOkEn16 ImSoBrOkEn16 16-17 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    Only Numbers

    Like others I have carved 'FAT' into my thigh. But then I also carved numbers, like how much I was supossed to eat that day. I guess I did it as a reminder to work harder and that I could get through the pain.
    Abandonedheart Abandonedheart 13-15, F Aug 6, 2012

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    I was 19 at the time,

    I carved the name of my ex-girlfriend. I was missing her so much.
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Apr 20, 2014

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    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 4 Responses May 21

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    Trigger warning!!! I did words today

    for the first time. I wasn't really thinking while I did it. It just kind of happened. They hurt like hell but atleast now I'm marked by how I am.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    Recently....

    Just recently, I carved the word "Fat" into my stomach....I have done it before, because its how I really feel. I have carved words into my body, and into my skin more than once....
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16, 2010

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    My mother and everyone around me always called

    me a worthless or dumb ***** so today I was done with the name calling and wrote it on me instead in big letters DUMB *****.
    EmoNerd21 EmoNerd21 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    It wasn't hard enough to break the skin,

    but back in that one night when I side-affected from a pill and I thought I was insane because my thought processes were so weird and fuzzy and scary and self-destructive, I think I wrote "help" on my arm. I can't remember exactly though, and I don't know if there was more or...
    oeN4 oeN4 18-21, F Jun 4

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    Trigger Warning I like carving words

    because to me it hurts more. I am not making random slashes across my legs. It's a different kind of pain that I have found myself become addicted to. I have pathetic, help me, and kill me carved in my left thigh. I also have ugly and ****-up carved in my right thigh. I don't...
    DontCallMeSunshine DontCallMeSunshine 18-21, F Aug 7, 2014

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    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F Jun 1, 2014

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    I have rage problems

    so back in the day when I got into a lot of fights I used to cut myself when I get home it relaxed me somehow
    yairdjudas999 yairdjudas999 18-21, M 2 Responses May 21

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    So around two days ago I carved words into my

    skin for the first time in a long time. I know have alone and failure on my left thigh. The whole thing triggered me into wanting more. I know I should be stopping, kind of want to, but I just can't. I just can't.
    ughalltimelow ughalltimelow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2014

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    A Long Time Ago

    I carved the words I Hate You into my skin, I thought it didn't scar, because I had done it very lightly. But a few months ago, I was applying lotion to my skin and somehow I saw those words, very very hard to be seen because it is the same tone as my skin color. I was shocked to...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    ...i Hate Myself For This

    My first boyfriend was very abusive, mentaly and physicaly. After two years of being with him, I fianly left, but he constantly hanted me. He would call me in the middle of the night and say how ugly and fat I am. He would go to my school early in the morning and post up flyers...
    deathbyblades16 deathbyblades16 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    And Now That I'm Better, I'm Dealing With The Scars -.-

    I carved a big FAT ***** on my tummy a while ago. It's been months. I mean a LONG time ago. And I still have the scar. It reminds me of a time and place I don't want to go back to. And it makes me feel self conscious too, even if I get healthier and get the body "I want" I'm...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 10 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    It's ****** to have fat carved in.

    It's like a reminder! It sucks especially when you're trying to recover from an eating disorder but your thigh is constantly calling you fat
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Jun 25, 2014

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