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I Have Carved Words In My Skin

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    LOVE - I've had problems with depression off and on since sometime around 4th or 5th grade, and I started cutting in 8th grade. I hadn't cut in months, but some stuff happened and...
    XxXSkyXxX XxXSkyXxX 18-21 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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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 2 Responses Feb 17

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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...
    weather52 weather52 22-25 1 Response May 16, 2010

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    No Surrender - I have been struggling with my own happiness and hope for a long time and I guess I always will. But if I'm sure of one thing, it's that I won't give up. I am...
    xNovemberRainx xNovemberRainx 18-21, F Jul 20, 2013

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    Luke <3 - When my friend committed suicide I cut his name into my leg so deep! I have his name on me forever! RIP LJ! <3
    jijacinta6 jijacinta6 13-15 Jan 6, 2013

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    Only Two - I've carved two words on my left arm. The first one is the name of someone, that at first was the most important person in my life and later became the worst one that...
    sat321 sat321 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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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...
    Abandonedheart Abandonedheart 13-15, F Aug 6, 2012

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    I still do - Hi, I am suicidal and a cutter, I used to cut everywhere but when I was put in a mental hospital, I couldn't use a razor anymore so I would resort to using sharp...
    dyingbythemoments dyingbythemoments 13-15 5 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Labels - When I was in the middle of my depression, before I got help, I would carve words like "HATE", "STUPID" and "DEAD" on my thighs. Whatever I believed I used it against...
    hurtandpain hurtandpain 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I Was A Carver - I have carved many things into my arms, my legs, my stomach in the past. The worst i ever did was when i carved the word worthless into my upper thigh . The word...
    becca95 becca95 16-17, F Oct 10, 2012

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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...
    deathbyblades16 deathbyblades16 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Love - I remember cutting at age 9. It was because my mate died of cancer. I tried to stop. Another friend saw a cut and asked. I told her the truth. She said and I quote "it's not...
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    Avenged Sevenfold Carves - I am very dedicated to a band called Avenged Sevenfold. I have carved their late drummer who passed away (Jimmy's) name into my skin in atleast 4...
    Caitijo Caitijo 13-15 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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    Burn Carved Words - I don't cut words in my skin, I burn my skin with a knife and write 'help' or 'die' with the burned knife.
    Suicide16 Suicide16 16-17, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    I Hate You - I've never cut myself before or even hurt myself intentionly. But today I carved the words 'I hate you' into the top of my hand. Over the summer I met this girl and...
    Floyd54 Floyd54 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Mark - I tryed to carve my boyfreinds name into my arm after he died i was very ****** up
    Elldots Elldots 18-21, F Jan 2, 2013

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    Drunk= Epic Fail - Drunken friends carved "EPIC FAIL" on my hip while I was passed out on the couch.
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I Don'T Know Why I Do It - Hi( I'm a girl) Just now, Right before this, i carved the words " LOVE " on my arm . I only carved love because i felt like if someone were to see it...
    Maills Maills 16-17 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    In Eighth Grade..... -      I crarved the words SUICIDE on my left arm and DEATH on my right when I was about 13 years old. I was suicidal at that time. I...
    DraygenD DraygenD 36-40, F May 16, 2010

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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...
    ammi17 ammi17 16-17, M 10 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Carver - I carved IDM (I don't matter) on my arm, Emo on my leg but I did a terrible job, Fat on my leg and I carved am M on my leg too I can't read or remember what else I did it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2013

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    I Carve - I carved love hate and **** u into my right thigh my thigh and arm are covered in cuts and i can't seem to stop :( iv wrote my story and iv gone over it over and over...
    666Abi666 666Abi666 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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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...
    Heartloveeeee Heartloveeeee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Endorphins - I started this year, and I don't remember why I started. I have carved 'fat', 'help', and just last night I made a cut on my stomach. I have an Instagram account aside...
    azurite24 azurite24 13-15 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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...
    LoveMeXoXHateMe LoveMeXoXHateMe 13-15 2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    Labels - i have been cutting for almost a year now. a year from the 25th of september. i was okay, not cutting for a little while. but i started again. i stopped because my doctor...
    naomitheninja naomitheninja 13-15, F Sep 11, 2013

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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...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    Help.. - I have ´help´ carved on my arm..
    Suicide16 Suicide16 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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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...
    jojotheuseless jojotheuseless 16-17 3 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Because I Thought I Deserved It. - Last year I was away at college and my girlfriend remained in my hometown. Things had gotten complicated to say the least, she cheated on me and...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F Mar 22, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    You Are Gone But Not Your Memories - i have inscribed my ex boyfriend's name's first letter which is same as my name's first letter on my left hand(deep one) and on my thigh(small...
    teengurl teengurl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    I Carved The Word Hate On My Arms - Because this is how i feel inside toward the world and toward myself. Full of hatred and anger toward myself and toward the world.I am very...
    StephanieloveJenniferBeals StephanieloveJenniferBeals 26-30, F Nov 30, 2013

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    Perfect - As cliched as it seems, I have carved the word 'perfect' into my arms, legs and stomach. Just to remind myself if I miss a meal or purge one more time I'll be that one...
    mrsbiersack mrsbiersack 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    Non Sense - I have been cutting for about 2 years now. I've done a lot of line cutting , then it was words. Fail and end were the words. I'm currently having an obcession over some...
    insanaty insanaty 31-35, F Sep 18, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 17, 2013

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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...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 3 Responses May 16, 2010

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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...
    AWGIsPerfection AWGIsPerfection 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Long Forgotten... - I actually forgot about the many many words I'd sliced into my skin, because I never went over them enough to leave a scar (although now it seems every scratch...
    laquera laquera 18-21, F Mar 31, 2013

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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...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    Words On My Skin - A while ago, when I first joined this group, I carved the words "UGLY" and "FAT" in my thigh. Just now, just above those two words, I wrote with my broken mirror...
    Livingbyastand Livingbyastand 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Finally - The last time I pick of my razor, I used it to carve 'finally' in my calf. I missed it so much... now I wonder if I should have done it at all. Its been a few weeks and...
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    One Step Closer To Happiness... - It all started in 7th grade. I discovered my friends wanted to use me more than they wanted my friendship. Next came seeking friends in online...
    AstersMomma AstersMomma 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    Just Because! - just because we cut doesnt mean we're suicidal! we have our reasons but 9 times out of ten,that reason is NOT death!
    emokidd254 emokidd254 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    Who Dare Win - Started to cut that in when I was 16.... I refresh it every year or 2... Im 44 now    SCARES ARE THE TATTOOS OF THE BRAVE!
    TEMPOLTON TEMPOLTON 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Questions...? - When I ever get depressed, upset or I'm confused or something. I carve a question that I want answered into my skin. It's turned into a habit now, and every week...
    XxLoneFoxxX XxLoneFoxxX 13-15, F Sep 1, 2011

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    And I Don't Talk About It - Because it makes all those thoughts come rushing back in. But since you people understand...I have carved fat, selfish, weak, worthless, worthless...
    poeticprose poeticprose 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    I Need To Stop But I Don't Want To - Failure. Alone. Hopeless. My fault, fat, stupid, worthless, looser, lame, ugly, piece of s**t, . These are all the words my skin has acquired...
    Kevasaur Kevasaur 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18, 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...
    ImSoBrOkEn16 ImSoBrOkEn16 16-17 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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