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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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    each carved cut within my skin.

    I sit there and look at every scar think back to what my weak spot look liked an how it made me stronger. I can look at them and think. "wow look how far ive come...this isn't a fresh cut.. its a scar.. every battle you fight you'll end up with a scar. that just makes you more...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    jules401 jules401 13-15, T 6 Responses Apr 3

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    Every scar i have makes me

    who i am... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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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    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...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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 started cutting in 7th grade

    and am now a freshman in high school. My sister is drug addict and my dad cheated several times, so all the bullshit they put on my family got me started. My mom told me I was a joke and that I can't ever do anything right. I was challenged and bullied by people at school just...
    24wildroses 24wildroses 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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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    There are two types of pain the one

    that hurts you and the one that changes you. I unfortunately experienced both. I hurt myself every day and no one understood any of the pain that I went through and nobody understood what I was going through. Then one day of a good friend of mine killed himself and it hurt so...
    moon98 moon98 18-21, F Mar 13

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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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    I don't regret the painful times; I bare my

    scars as if they were medals...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    i got new blades today yay.

    .. (hint no enthusiasm what so ever)
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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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    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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    Plz don't ask me to stop cutting

    because I won't I finally got a scar yay it's not on my wrist though it's more up on my arm I finally have a battle scar
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Mar 29

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

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    when i was 5 on my birthday i was in an accident

    and almost die from it. well i have a huge scar on my right leg and i'm really self conscious about it. i don't wear skirts, shorts or dresses or do any water activities. i'm now 26 and ready to get pass all this. i need help with finding courage to show it off and not feel...
    monsay89 monsay89 22-25, F Mar 29

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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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    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 5 Responses May 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes all my scars and cuts tell my struggle.

    I messed up in life and just there again.I promised I wouldn't do it but I did.
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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
    DemonOfTheDarkness DemonOfTheDarkness 13-15, F Feb 8

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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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    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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    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
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2

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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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    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 1 Response 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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    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 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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    Each silvery strand has their own memory,

    their own amount of pain, but also strength. Yes, the blade was all I lived for at some points in my life, but that's why the scars mean so much to me. Because they show that I got through it all. They show I am still alive, still fighting. They show that I have a past. They...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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 Feb 23

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    Don't mean to be a ****.

    .. Doesn't every scar and cut have a story lol
    charlie41088 charlie41088 26-30, M Mar 29

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17

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    27 beautiful surgical scars

    that have allowed me to be here today
    OkayQuestionMark OkayQuestionMark 18-21, F 3 Responses