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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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    I have 3 stitches on my forehead,

    3 on my hand this was two days ago, 4 on my knee, 2 on my hip, 21 on my stomach xD ;p
    FenderACDC FenderACDC 18-21 1 Response Jun 25

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    What Would You Do?

    So about 6 months ago my 13 year old daughter gave me a letter. She was in tears and said read this! So the letter went on to tell me that she had been cutting herself for a year! I went to her room and we hugged and cried together. I knew she was struggling with life, middle...
    BigE47 BigE47 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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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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    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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    Sunday Morning in a small village in Southern

    Germany. I was sitting outside on my great uncles patio. I decided I was going to help out my aunt so I started walking towards the door to enter the living room when bam my great aunt comes around with the cake on this glass plate. She hit me right on the forehead. I fell to...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 70+ 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

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    Lets see... For the innocent ones,

    I've got a big patch on my right shin, an arrow shape on my left thigh, and a small one on my right ring finger. For the ones I did myself, I've got scars on both my ankles, a worse one on the side of my left ankle. There's a few on my left thigh, above both my knees, and on my...
    ALittleLess15 ALittleLess15 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Okay. I just needed to vent this out

    and EP seems like a good place. I cut yesterday. Bad. And I dont even know why. And now that college is over, I feel a tad bit secure. No names calling now. But, because it's 40 degrees and you just simply cannot wear a jumper or long sleeves, i wear T shirts and well, now even...
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 26

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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 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    I'm sure that every wound tells a story.

    Whether it be that one time your cat scratched you, or being burnt after escaping a deadly fire; wounds of self-harm bear the most heartfelt stories. All that differs between each of us is how many pages that story may be? I conclude by saying that my story is way too long to...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M Jun 26

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    The Woodsplitter

    Sitting in hospital texting with one hand. A simple and common accident yet still annoying. I crushed my thumb between a log and the base plate. It was a gnarly piece of wood that slid and got me as the ram came down. My thumb hurts and I'll need stitches, but Im more concerned...
    valiant62 valiant62 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I used to cut myself

    when I was younger. For me it was the only way to survive the day. It has been years since the last cut, but the scars Are still wisible. They are a daily reminder of how strong I've been. I have accepted them as a part of me. But each time I meet new people, I get those...
    Kirsebaera Kirsebaera 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    most of my scars are from bullying

    and some are from me getting abused ...i have to hide them from evryone..
    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I maybe broke every bone In my body

    but I'm still going that's my finger after 4 months with a splinter on it
    Chris123412343 Chris123412343 13-15, M Jun 11

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    Well if you look at my knee I have a scar.

    It's from a sledding accident and I needed stitches. I guess that isn't a real big story...
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F Jun 4

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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 7 Responses May 12, 2013

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    The Deepest Cut

    so i have over 345 scars on my body. im not proud of them but they tell my life story from the age of 13 to now. my mom and dad argued all the time because of my moms drug addictions. my mom would take her anger out on me. she would yell or hit me and i took it for years but i...
    KaitieBabyCakes KaitieBabyCakes 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 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

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    I have a scar on my lower back

    which reminds me to fall asleep in my own bed.
    theworkingdead theworkingdead 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    27 beautiful surgical scars

    that have allowed me to be here today
    Lcervetto Lcervetto 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    I used to cut I have scares.

    .. Used to be depressed slowly getting better ...........
    meggie4209 meggie4209 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    Ohh gash my scars will never fade way like ever

    they will stay with me till the last breath i take in life :(
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F May 21

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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...
    TooYoungToFeelOld TooYoungToFeelOld 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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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

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    "She can paint a lovely picture

    but the story has a twist, her paint brush is a razor, the canvas is her wrists" Lets paint a lovely picture
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Jun 9

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    I just wish my scars would go away.

    Does anyone know something that can help..?
    averylynnx averylynnx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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

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    I look down at my body,

    covered with scars. And think to myself how did this happen? How could I let it happen? And remember how bad of a place I was at the time. Each scar tells a story. A story it wish I could take back. My ultimate goal for life? True absolute happiness.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    cihrroonniicc cihrroonniicc 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was raised in foster care my whole.

    Life ive been through hell and back I'm 22 and been through more than most 50 year olds I have so many mental and medical problems because of it.
    simonereneesmithey simonereneesmithey 22-25, F 4 Responses May 21

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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

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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

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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

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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 1 Response Feb 11

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    I really wanna cover my scars with tattoos.

    I'm a little ashamed of those parts of my past. I don't want people to see me as stupid or naive. They hold a painful past. I want to forget about how weak I was
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Feeling like I want to cut

    so bad sitting hear scratching my arm start racking my brain all I want to do is cut iv been thinking about it non stop I'm going insane. the feeling of the blood running down my arm the blade going deeper and deeper slowly severing all that pain stop the feeling of hate...
    Ripjr Ripjr 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Self Harm and All Its Beauty

    today i was asked "why do you live that way? how? you're so dark and it's beautiful but why? why do you harm yourself? can you tell me what cutting is like?" my response, "the best way to describe cutting is like a hot shower. you know that whole thing where you don't wanna...
    ImMalificent ImMalificent 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Distract yourself. That's what they tell you to

    do, to prevent you from picking that blade up again. The problem with that theory, it's only temporary. And when your alone, at night trying to sleep. That thought you tried to distract yourself from, comes back with a rage.
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Honestly all of mine are self inflicted

    and they are getting worse.
    Clover79 Clover79 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    Okay so.. This is a experience about

    when I attempted suicide and was out in a mental hospital. February 19, 14 I was put in The Washington behavioral hospital I was there do a week. Honestly that was the worst week of my life. I knew I was there for help but it didn't seem like it. I wasn't eating or participating...
    kattateyourcookies kattateyourcookies 13-15, F Jun 20

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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'm Usually The Problem

    I have exploded so many times in foster care and destroyed so much stuff cause of the pain I feel inside. I still hate myself for hurting people feelings and making them hate me. All I really wanted was friends, someone to notice me, someone to talk to. My past actions, a few...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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

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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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    I knife went in my left hand two days ago,

    i was splitting the frozen burgers, i held the burgers with my left hand and i was pushing with my right, somehow the knife slipped and went in my hand, blood was everywhere, it was gushing out like crazy i was laughing like crazy, blood flow wouldn't stop the kitchen was filled...
    FenderACDC FenderACDC 18-21 Jun 25

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    Anyone know any easy way of reducing scaring

    with wounds caused by trauma because when I leave hospital I'm going to have some really ugly ones on my face.
    whattodo32 whattodo32 18-21, M 3 Responses May 31

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    My whole body is riddled with cuts

    and burns. I'm somewhat ashamed of them, yet still proud because it shows that I survived. My boyfriend used to cut too, and whenever he sees one of my scars, he'll just kiss it and say "no more". <3
    MrsCarlileAtYourService MrsCarlileAtYourService 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    merrianne merrianne 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    They don't tell a story,

    they just are there. no one cares enough to ask, so that's my story.
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F Jun 9

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    I have a lot of scars

    and in the strangest of ways, I think my scars are beautiful because they tell a story. A story that is completely unique in its own way. They show people that yeah I had problems, problems I couldn't deal with, but I made it. I got out alright. I didn't let it win. Scars to me...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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