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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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    I was 15 when i first cut myself,

    i was under pressured, there was this one girl, a friend of mine, she was 14 and she cuts. I asked her what she felt when she cut, she said relieved. I went back home, i unscrewed a sharperner and that was the first time i cut. At first it didnt bleed but pain, so much pain, it...
    flamedoll flamedoll 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    My Ugly Scars

    Each one of my scars tells a story...of a war against myself. When I hurt, its the only way I know how to deal with my pain. It wasn't to long ago...maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago, that a dear friend here on EP talked me out of hurting myself. It also helped that my husband found the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 12, 2013

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    I have many scars, but I think they are

    beautiful because they are unique to me and tell my story. I have a scar on my forehead, where my head was busted open at five years old from falling on my grandma's concrete porch, I have scars on my neck and back from having moles removed, I have a scar on my chest from chemo...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    It's great that there's an experience

    for this. But, I would like to add that self-harm is a serious thing. Don't go posting pictures of your cuts, because you give those with a real problem a bad reputation. You just want attention. Seek professional help. I struggled with slicing my wrists open when I was young...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    My drawings are amazing.

    There not with paper or a pen...there in my gallery with the hurt and the pain and the mess I made. Wanna see? Ya...I know you. There written in red on a once perfect canvas. You don't gotta be an artist. Just bandaids and a locked door as tears drip down your face from your...
    HopelessAbandoment HopelessAbandoment 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    I have cuts, burns and scars,

    each set tell something new
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    The bigget one is on the side of my hand

    and that was from last year when I had a seizure and landed on a radiator.. Which melted it. It reminds me to look after myself. Sometimes I fall into old habbits and that's where my seizure threshold goes wack. I use to cover up the old self harm scars on my arms but I...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F Feb 8

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    vinvicau vinvicau 66-70, M Dec 9, 2014

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    Cut...

    The feel of that blade on my skin I slice it open, I see the blood, the world stops, my anger subsides, my stress is temporally alleviated, I don't feel quite so alone, My anxiety levels drop back down, I feel almost normal, I feel calm, and somewhat happy I'm so stressed...
    staystrongandbrave staystrongandbrave 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    I have more then 30 scars i have some on my

    wrist & some on my thighs. Each scar is for the times i feel lonely & sad & ugly.
    xxxbutterflyy xxxbutterflyy 13-15, F Apr 26, 2014

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    itsawish itsawish 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    Scars tell stories? If you got them without

    your own hand then they probably do. If you do it to yourself then be an actual writer and use a pen to tell the story next time
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Cutters Lullaby

    I didn't write this but I thought id share it since its so well written. Go to sleep and close your eyes, And dream of broken butterflies, That tore their wings against a thorn, You know the pain that they have borne. Silver metal shines so bright, Scarlet blood that feels so...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    (Lol. This is a stupid little essay

    that i wrote for english class, but I'm bored so why not post it.) Everybody has scars, and each and every scar is different. There is a unique and unexplained story behind every scar that marks the body. Some people have scars from animal attacks, some from being in a fight...
    ItsAllASecret ItsAllASecret 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    Every scar i have makes me

    who i am... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Jan 2

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    Many of them are self-inflicted.

    .. Back from when I was deeply depressed. That depression lasted for about 4 years, and still kinda lingers. Some of my scars have healed and disappeared, but many still remain after several months since the self harm was inflicted. Every time I look at them I feel ashamed and...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I promised i wouldn't hurt myself.

    But its okay, don't worry. It doesn't hurt anymore.
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F Feb 2

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    Ripjr Ripjr 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    I have new cuts and old scars they all tell a

    story of the depression I went through and the sadness that was almost every day . Sometimes I would be weeks, days clean . My parents found out about 3 times and I still do it but whyy is the question . It takes all the pain away when I do it . I made a mistake about telling my...
    Heyitsjalenn Heyitsjalenn 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    i scars on left hand.

    . wen dey fade i make new one to remind myself y i cut myself in the first place so dat i do not repeat the same mistake i made from which i suffer till now. every single sec is like knife stabbing in my heart
    mannankaur3 mannankaur3 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Every scar tells a story

    either big or small any where the scar on my back that story hasn't ended
    chewbaccadude chewbaccadude 16-17, M Dec 6, 2014

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    Blood Art

    She paints a pretty picture But her story has a twist Her paintbrush was a razor Her canvas was her wrist . She paints a pretty picture In a color that's blood red While using her sharp paintbrush She ends up finally dead Her pretty picture fading Quite slowly on her arm Her...
    chaoscandy chaoscandy 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    I hate saying "battlescars".

    My scars are a sign of weakness and a memory of desperate times. That's just how I see them.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    All they are are thin white lines on my

    thigh Many people have noticed them Their eyes widen and their lips tighten But nobody says a thing Which is what I prefer They are reminders of the damage I can do to myself They are reminders of a night gone terribly wrong They are reminders of the worst mistake I've ever...
    sugarcoatedchainsaw sugarcoatedchainsaw 13-15, F Apr 1, 2014

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    Something To Be Proud Of

    I was at a public pool last week and I saw a woman with scars on her thighs, arms, and shoulders, they were clearly self harm scars. She wasn't hiding them at all and she didn't look the least bit embarrassed. Not only did I admire her but I also felt calmed that someone (even a...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I have scars on my wrists,

    arms, upper arms, chest, and thighs. Everyone I know has only seen the ones on my wrists. A lot of my friends were shocked to find these there. "But you were always the happy one! Nooo!" Well actually no, I was depressed all of 8th grade. Just an act to keep others from not...
    flinm flinm 13-15, M Apr 2, 2014

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    That doesn't mean you can just ask me randomly

    in class "what's that on your arm"? It's not like I was shoving my arm in your face. Why don't people have a brain to know that almost no one wants to discuss their self harm scars. If we do, people think we're crazy. If we don't, people think we're crazy. I wish I didnt care...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    I have lots of scars ( on my wrist) they tell

    lots of stories. I'd love to share my stories!
    valerybmv valerybmv 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    She had a dream, and it wasn't martin luther

    kings. She had a dream that one day... She could wake up and be happy she was awake. A dream of being whole again and have that smile of hers not be so fake A dream of not crying every night in her bed Dreaming of the sanctuary of happy images in her head She struggled each day...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F Feb 11, 2014

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    They are so ******* ugly.

    But I know I did it to myself. There is no one to blame but myself
    BeautifulBeginnings BeautifulBeginnings 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Me and my big sister was walking outside

    and we had a deep conversation and she said that my cuts would remember my pain but I said that when I get through life and when I'm finally happy I'll look at them and think that I was so sad and down but look at me now, I am happy again
    CrimsonThePuppet CrimsonThePuppet 13-15, F Feb 8

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    Every Scar Is a Memory

    I have at least one scar from every job I've ever had (and I've had a lot of jobs). Some are small, and some go all the way to the bone. I remember how and when I earned each one. In a way, they serve as little reminders of where i have come from and how far I still need to go...
    rmr rmr 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2008

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    iamsodead iamsodead 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    My Self-Harm Story

    Anymore I only have scars. Scars that I didn't even need. It took me two years to realize you shouldn't dwell on the past or bottle things up because one day, that bottle will blow. Cutting is not needed. It's a temporary fix to a temporary problem. The way I look at things is...
    Tatteredheart Tatteredheart 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    The picture above is of my wrist.

    My story didn't end and neither did yours if you're reading this.
    NemoNoMore NemoNoMore 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    What if I told you that lighters

    and razors used to be my only friends? Would you care? Or would shoot me nasty looks and stare?
    BeautyOfTheBeast BeautyOfTheBeast 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    If you pointed to any one of my scars I could

    tell you exactly when I did it and why I did it. A year and a half ago my self-harm was worse than it was now. I'm slowly geting better and its because of a teacher I had (you can read that experience of mine "I had a favorite Teacher"). Its still a struggle and sometimes I get...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    I didn't know where else to put this

    but I feel like this tells the story behind a lot of my cuts... I really needed to get this out. It's super long though so sorry about that. Another addition to my long ongoing story... This is a hard one for me... Maybe because it was so recent or maybe because it hit me...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 4 Responses May 7, 2014

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    So if I can last another half an hour,

    Itll be my 4th month being cut-free. I'm so very glad. You guys have helped me so much. Thanks EP.
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Nov 3, 2014

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    They're like snakes on my back,

    run from my neck downwards, from left to right, the length of a belt. The pain of your skin bursting isn't something you forget easily. Hearing your father yell at you while the blood shoots into your head and you grow dizzy. Trying not to cry. Because if you cry, you lost. But...
    Michalb Michalb 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Nobody knows about the boy

    who was ached for friend. A person he could he could run to when he need help. A person he loved to see and would never want to leave their side. When he went home though, he was nothing but a tragic mistake. His family didn't care about how he felt. His mother never new that he...
    xmoody25 xmoody25 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Everyone has they're scars on the outside

    or the inside... Mine just have to be both... I can't sleep nowadays which is why I'm doing this I have nightmares...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Hi , I'm new here . I not actually new to this

    website as I have read some of the post before . I remember how I find it so sick when I read someone post about how they cut themselves for multiple reasons . I just can't think of reasonable reason why they do that kind of thing . Until , I start to pick up the blade , and cut...
    triplexA triplexA 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    This afternoon, I cut her initial E into the

    front of my upper right thigh, in her writing style. I’m hoping I’ve cut myself deeply enough so the scar will be permanently visible and clearly legible to everyone when I’m wearing swim briefs.
    vinvicau vinvicau 66-70, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Girl: *crys out* oww!

    ! daddy I stubbed my toe! Father: Bite your finger until you forget about your toe, Girl: *bites down on her finger* I works! Father: Because, Your distracting your self from one pain by adding another ~7 years later girl is now 14~ Girl: *walks into the bathroom at 1:36AM and...
    MatchIntoWater MatchIntoWater 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    1) Wing-like scar on my chest - surgery to take

    out a bullet. 2) Scar on my waist - very personal. And other tiny scars from my life in Syria. I like it that way :)
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I Knew I'd Marry Him

    The day my boyfriend kissed the scars I'd carried for years, I knew I'd marry him.  We've been together 15 years, and he still traces my scars with his fingers.  I spent years trying to hide them, now I know they aren't a disfigurement or a defect, but a badge of honor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 5, 2008

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    I have lots of scars.

    . Big ones and small ones. They tell a story.. I love to share my scar stories.
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Jan 5

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    little boy: are you an angel?

    me:what? little boy: my mum told me that those who have marked wrists are angels. me. I am not an angel. little boy: of course you are. mum said that only angels harm themselves because they dont like life on earth. this world is destroying them so they try to return to...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    So if I can last another half an hour,

    Itll be my 4th month being cut-free. I'm so very glad. You guys have helped me so much. Thanks EP.
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Nov 3, 2014

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    Scars on both sides of my chest

    that remind me everyday to fight and never give up
    jgeorge68 jgeorge68 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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