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I Have Many Scars

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    My right leg used to be shorter

    than the other. I've had 11 operations on it, so a lot of them are from that and I feel sort of ugly and insecure but not as much as I used to. But at least I still have my leg and it's the same length as the other one now :)
    dazedandconfused66 dazedandconfused66 18-21, F Nov 26, 2014

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    I'm a year & 11 days clean from self harm,

    most of my scars are on my stomach, thighs, & chest, I stopped cutting on my wrist when I was 13, because of the attention it caused. Most of the scars are cuts, but some are cigarette burns. They're very deep & should've been stitched up, I could never bring myself to tell...
    Nevershoutkourtnii Nevershoutkourtnii 18-21, F Feb 2, 2014

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    Many of the scars I have are mental scars.

    Mostly from when I was younger. Thanks Dad!! Having a father who was all the time stopping me from being who I wanted to be. Just because I didn't turn out how he wanted. Once I pierced my own ear, he took his belt off and beat me with it so hard that I started to bleed...
    prudance prudance 51-55, T 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    Will my scars fade away?

    ? What if they won't?
    rawan99 rawan99 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2014

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    My Life

    i have many cut i cut alot i have so much **** happen to me my life i find life so difficult there is no way to fix it i losed hope now dont no what i meant to do to fix it
    roadofdarkness roadofdarkness 36-40 1 Response Apr 28, 2012

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    Having borderline personality disorder makes me

    depressed. I thought finding out what was wrong with me would help me get better, but it turns out I am narcissistic, dramatic, needy, annoying, unattractive and helpless. Maybe this is why I'm not seen as person by anyone. I just exist in purgatory.
    Makochi Makochi 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    scars earned of a hard life are tattoos with

    better stories to be worn with pride.
    ramvan ramvan 36-40, M Feb 12, 2015

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    scars aren't only on the skin.

    but within... in our eyes ... our smiles that we are so good using it as San distraction... when someone wants to commit suicide its not because they want to die, its because they just want the pain to stop.
    Tallestdavid Tallestdavid 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2015

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    The result of a car accident was I had to have

    my arm reconstructed. Therefore I now have scars on my right arm, stomach, left thigh, down calves of both legs and left ankle. My dream is to be an actress but I worry agencies, casting directors will judge me by my scars because I don't have "perfect skin" so will be harder...
    007innerchild 007innerchild 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    I have scars on my thighs.

    I have scars on my wrists and arms. I have scars on my hips. I have one long scar on a vein from my hand. But those scars are old. I made a promise to my younger sister three years ago never to hurt myself. I'd tried for years with different techniques, therapists, and hospitals...
    PugYoga PugYoga 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    i have eczema...have many scars created by

    scratching. some of them never heal.
    myralinn myralinn 36-40, F Aug 30, 2015

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    I used to self harm,

    and around a year ago today, I stopped. But my actions left the most horrific scars that I've got all over my body. My arms are covered in keloid scars and there's no way they could disappear. I can't wear short sleeves, crop tops or even shorts because people always stare and I...
    strongwarrior strongwarrior 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    My scars are mainly on my legs

    where i felt they were hidden and unseen, haven't self harmed in nearly four years but still have the voice inside or/& urge to slash x xXx
    Pennycaca Pennycaca 36-40, F Feb 1, 2015

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    Scars. Well.. This one is an interesting one.

    I have scars. They are all part of me one way or another. My scars are something I accept and at the same time love. Even the self inflicted ones in some morbid way. For every scar I have is just a story. Usually a really funny one, a really crazy good time, or a sad story. My...
    dannylavine dannylavine 18-21, M Feb 11, 2015

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    Ok so, some scars are literally just from a

    mosquito bite or something small like that from when i was younger, but i have a few, on my arms that are from when i self harmed, i used to self harm with a sharp bit of plastic, or a needle or scissors or whatever i could get my hands on because i was desperate. After i cut...
    pizzaandmusicarebae pizzaandmusicarebae 26-30, F 1 Response May 5, 2015

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    My Body Is Scarred

    I have so many scars all of them are self inflicted. My Self hatred got me there i was a worst cutter there was a period i used to cut myself like atleast 50 times a day and this limit i use to cross every other day some days like 100,120,150, 200 and i guess the maximum i would...
    apersonlikeme apersonlikeme 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Self harm scars aren't pretty things teenage

    girls dream about. Do Not Glorify them and Romanticize it. Self Harm scars are in no way attractive. Let me tell you when they see your scars, honey the first thought is NOT: "Oh my gosh she or he is so beautiful/handsome/hot." And I promise you are beautiful/handsome in every...
    SecretiveEscape SecretiveEscape 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2015

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    Lets start with the more innocent ones: I've

    got a white arrow shaped on my left thigh, one on my right hand ring finger and a huge one on my right shin. Then I've got words on both my hips, a burn on the left side of my waist, a burn and some light scars on my right wrist, two burns below my right knee, cuts on my right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 15, 2014

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    I cut myself to ease the pain inside me.

    I have done it for 6 years. I hate my scars.
    viktoriatiril viktoriatiril 18-21, F Mar 17, 2014

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    I'm considering surgery.

    it's my left arm. Anyone who got surgery wants to share experience? cost wise etc side effects blah blah.
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F Jul 21, 2015

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    My Scars

    Yes, I have physical scars.  They are there to remind me of what has happened to my body.  They don't hurt.  They don't bother me at all.  They tell those who see them, I have lived.  It's the internal scars that hurt me the most.  They cannot be seen by looking at me...
    wornoutjeans wornoutjeans 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    I love how most of my scars on my wrists

    and hands turn purple in the winter breezes.. I love how all of them tell of pain and pure anger. I love how perfectly straight they lie on my arms. I love the burden I carry. I love the hurt that I feel. I love how it reminds me of my insanity. The insanity that people see when...
    Iamvindicated Iamvindicated 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I hate them most of the time,

    but I say I'm a tiger who's earned her stripes :')
    EllieJane3 EllieJane3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2014

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    to feel a blade pierce the skin

    and slice across to see the blood flowing out releasing all emotions, how good it would feel right now
    curioustiff curioustiff 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2015

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    The song scars by Allison Iraheta is what I

    thought of when I saw this :) it's an old favourite song I like
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2015

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    Life's Little Road Maps

    Yes I have scars, many, many scars. Each scar on my body has a story. Each mar on my flesh is proof that life wasn't always kind. If you have problems with scars on a woman then you'll have problems with me. I've never tried to cover up my scars, never used cream to reduce them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    I get judged for them all the time.

    They all tell a story. They are a part of me.
    guitarsongwriter guitarsongwriter 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    I have a scar that goes down the right side of

    my forehead. I have a scar from collar bone surgery on the left side. I also have many scars from the surgury on my right leg, which included a metal rod that I will have for life. all these scars are from a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident I was in. I was the pedestrian.
    nannuh16 nannuh16 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Mostly from me being an idiot

    and self inflicting them. Scars do NOT show what a strong person you are. They show people that you're weak. I hate seeing all of those eating disorder/mental illness enthusiast teenage girls saying "Yeah, my scars make me a warrior" or "My body tells a story". No. This is so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 31, 2015

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    I believe that things "come into your awareness"

    as a potential opportunity. For example; if suddenly I am aware that how I grew up was not ok. How my parents treated me is examined and then I feel angry. Well this thought is actually an opportunity to explore it more. So by exploring, I remove the anger and look at it more...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    I have one on my face

    and it's totally changed the way i look from what I use to look like. I hate it and I hate myself for it! I'm so ugly compared to everyone else why can't people accept me for who I am and not what I look like! Society is ****** up.
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M Nov 19, 2014

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    My scars are a part of me.

    They may fade. They may dwindle. I may stop cutting. I may stop getting hurt, but they will always be there. They will always remind me of my past, of who I am, of who I've become. "You bleed just to know you're alive" that's a line from Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls. That's how I...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 18-21, F 1 Response May 31, 2015

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    Even Jesus had scars on his hands,

    that didn't stop him from changing the world
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M Sep 11, 2014

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    This is what people don't understand.

    It's why I can't communicate with them. So they press harder, applying more pressure. I become suicidal again, but can't go through with my plans. I made a promiss to people who don't deserve my honesty, trust or loyalty. Wish I'd known sooner. The craziest thing about me is: no...
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    The Scars of My Mental Anguish.

    i have lots of scars, from so many years of self harm. to me they are a reminder of a really bad time for me, i wish i could get rid of them now, but have to except that they will be with me for life. i guess they serve as a good reminder to never relapse into self harm, but...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    I have a problem conveying my own problems to

    people... A person can be very good to me, and very open with me, and even if I'd really like to, its not easy for me to explain myself to them, my pain, my anguish. Usually, I've had the chance to progress in life and form a deeper connection with someone, but when I try to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2015

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    I have a scar on my jaw line.

    On my right side behind my ear. I received it from being hit round the face at the gathering when someone wouldn't stop striking me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2015

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    I have scars on my right arm just right under

    my hand. so when I was in a rough place I burn myself with a safety pin and now it looks like a shrimp and when I cut myself with a razor blade so when I look at it, it just remind me that i can't go back to that place of hurting myself.
    tangie00 tangie00 18-21, F Dec 26, 2015

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    Covered with them! Feet,

    Ankles,Shins, Knees, Thighs, Waist, Buttocks, Abdomen, Back, Chest, Hands, Forearms, Shoulders, Neck, Chin, Both Eyes, Forehead...Internal Scar tissue in numerous places...... My heart is scarred for real. Still think the most damaging scars are the mental and emotional ones.
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 11, 2015

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    Mostly Surgical...

    I have a tiny scar on my face from a tree branch that lodged between my skull and eyeball as a kid.  My sight was not affected and you can barely see the scar since the doc stitched it so nicely. I have some burns on my hands and arms from hot cocoa when I was kid. ...
    livingforthemoment livingforthemoment 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2009

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    Scars

    I have a lot of them. I have my knees covered in them because of biking. I have a scar on my face from glass. I also have a new scar from hitting my shin on wood at a park. Many girls hate scars, but mine tell a story and I love them
    destinijackson29 destinijackson29 13-15, F Nov 18, 2013

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    Some of the scars I have are

    as visible to the human eye, most scars you dont see are kept well hidden from those..I dont like admitting that I have scars that I keep hidden but I do I got some from silly lil things like hairstraightner burns, fights, scolding hot water being tipped on me when I was having...
    Haze94 Haze94 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    Just Another Day At The Office

    I had a Nurse tell me in a hospital, God does not look you over for medals and ribbons, but for scars. The ones I have are a part of me and my youth. I don't try to hide any more from the public. Shrapnel does a devious dance to human flesh as they waltz together.
    morningstar45 morningstar45 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    most are on my legs from falling off my bike

    as a child. others are just accidental cuts and what not...
    Pierrce Pierrce 16-17, M Sep 30, 2015

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    I have one scar from a knife accident on my

    left thumb. I was supposed to get stitches but the band aid station wouldnt do it because it has been over 24 hours. I have a few cuts on my arms and thighs from self harm, i have one on my forehead from when my brother hit me with a branch, i have a few on my shins, ankles, and...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace 16-17, M Aug 18, 2015

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