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I Have Carved Words In My Skin

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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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    I'm A Carver

    For the passed four years I have been a cutter.Not only a cutter, but what most people call a "carver." I frequently carve words into my arm; more often than regular cuts. Just last night I carved the word "UNWANTED" into my left forearm because that's how I feel lately. I always...
    LoveMeXoXHateMe LoveMeXoXHateMe 13-15 2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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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 16-17, M 2 Responses May 21

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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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    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 4 Responses May 21

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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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    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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    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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    Alphabinge

    I write what I feel and I don't feel much unless I cut. I once got into a mood and wrote exactly what I felt into my thighs. One side read 'I hate you' and 'you're worthless' and the other said 'alone. ' It bled and bled for what seemed like forever then I pressed my leg to a...
    ibizzy ibizzy 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    "fat" And "**** It"

    I have carved, not just lines into my skin, but from time to time, I have put words on my skin as well. Kinda like giving myself a tatoo. I have carved the words fat into my stomach many times, and I have craved **** It, into my breast at one time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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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
    Titus278 Titus278 18-21, M May 20

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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'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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    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'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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    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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    For some reason, I can go a couple of months

    with pure happiness, but it doesn't last. It's as if all the negativity is pushed back until it's over filled, then for a couple of days, I go through pure hell as I fake my smile while come home to tears and hunger. Today I carved the word "smile" onto my ankles. It was so...
    obsessedwiffyou obsessedwiffyou 13-15, F Jan 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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
    ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    "worthless"

    is the word i have carved into my skin. every letter is now a full scar and will always be a perment rmeinder as to what i truly am. i am worthless and i always will be
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T 5 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    I have been depressed since

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 70+, F 10 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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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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    Two years ago I carved the words 'Die' onto my

    upper left arm and it is still there, faded but visible.I have been dealing with social anxiety[if that's what you could call it] for several years now.[Being forced into uncomfortable situations by my family members is undoubtedly depressing and causes severe anxiety leading to...
    Phoenixem Phoenixem 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I had a huge emotional breakdown a

    while ago. Now my entire left forearm and right thigh are covered in words and symbols. The marks are fading but still very visible. I never leave the house without wearing one of my trusty cardigans. I don't want to deal with the stares, whispers and questions.
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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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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    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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    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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    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 been doing this

    since I stopped cutting. It lets me feel something. I'd rather feel pain then nothing at all.
    BeautyInBlack BeautyInBlack 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Her Name!!

    I carved my girl friend's name on my hand 5 year back, in fact i wrote her name with a hot needle, that time i suffered from heavy fever for a week because of pain.. i din't felt pain that time because i loved her madly... now when i see her name on my hand i feel unbearable pain...
    ammi17 ammi17 16-17, M 10 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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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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    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 13-15, M Jun 5, 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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    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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    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F Jun 1, 2014

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