I Have Many Scars

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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

    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
    22-25, M
    Feb 11, 2015

    At age 12 i started self harming

    or cutting i was getting beat up at school i told 4 people and thay did nothing about it i cried myself to sleep now im 14 in 8th grade and i have 128 scars
    emogbg emogbg
    70+, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2015

    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

    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

    I have a lot of scars on my body,

    from burn marks where my mother has held a cigarette, to deep gashes where I've had people cut or stab me, to scars on my lip where I've been hit so many times the skin hasn't healed. I also have many self harm scars, that came with years of abuse, depression and self-loathing...
    Ejoyh97 Ejoyh97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 22

    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
    16-17, F
    Nov 18, 2013

    Even Jesus had scars on his hands,

    that didn't stop him from changing the world
    CCCharlie CCCharlie
    31-35, M
    Sep 11, 2014

    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

    scars earned of a hard life are tattoos with

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

    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

    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

    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

    1st Scar At 3months Old and Still Adding to Them ....

    I am fine with them now, but I remember when I was 7 I found one of my father's playboy magazines and thought the women in it were so beautiful.  It was at that moment that I realized that the scar on my stomach would prevent me from ever being that beautiful and...
    whrlwind whrlwind
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 16, 2009

    We All Have Scars (Read At Your Own Risk)

    im sure we all have scars. scars from falling down when you were in elementary while playing tag with your friends, falling down a tree while climbing it, from playing with your cats or any other animals that might have caused that scar, or maybe even from a bad car accident...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 21, 2013

    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
    18-21, M
    Aug 18, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    Feb 1, 2015

    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

    I get judged for them all the time.

    They all tell a story. They are a part of me.
    guitarsongwriter guitarsongwriter
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014

    I have one really long scar from a bove my knee

    all the way down my calf because when my cat was just a kitten and couldn't pul his claws in yet he jumped out of my arms and his claw caught my leg, I also have way too !any scars from self harm.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 7

    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

    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

    Hi there fokes. I'm a young guy (23) from

    Holland who was punched 5 years ago in a café. I got a punch in the face which resulted in a scar on the top of my lip (2cm). It's for me an awful thing and i'm looking for solutions to hide or remove it from my face. Does anyone has some tips for me? The one who gives me a...
    glenn1992 glenn1992
    22-25, M
    Apr 20

    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

    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

    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

    Been Through Hell

    I have scars, and plenty of them. I got them while serving in the Army back in 2003. I was a medic, working with EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) when a rocket propelled grenade struck the vehicle I was standing in front of and blew it up. I didn't realize just how hurt I was...
    choklatbunny21 choklatbunny21
    26-30, F
    7 Responses May 20, 2011

    I've been rejected so many times

    that I've carved the word 'REJECT' into my skin. I'm that one puzzle piece that was made accidentally by the manufacturer, but I was put into the box with the other puzzle pieces anyways. It's like I was created to throw off the person who is putting the puzzle together, but...
    Makochi Makochi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    They are not visible to the eye,

    but I have many scars. they haunt me now and then, and I just push them away back in their place. They try to remind me, but I push them back..... scars come in many forms, some visible, some not visible, but they are there.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 17, 2014

    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

    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
    saigebeck101 saigebeck101
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 13

    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

    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

    i have eczema...have many scars created by

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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    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

    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

    Mentally and physically.

    I hate people and thoughts
    breatheasy2017 breatheasy2017
    13-15, F
    Mar 12

    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

    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
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Feb 2
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