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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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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

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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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    (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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    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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    On my arm: I had a "fatty tumor" over my right

    triceps. Damn near the size of a marble. I had that removed and ANOTHER grew in the same place 2 years later. Before the second surgery the Dr. asked me if I wanted the incision vertical or horizontal? So I quipped "Which has more street cred?" He almost fell over laughing but...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M Nov 2

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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

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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 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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    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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    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

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    Nothing scares me more

    than feeling the urges come back in situations where im supposed to be strong I learned to supress it, i learned to say no to myself. But the feeling still scares me.
    SingItForTheKids SingItForTheKids 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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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 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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    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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    itsawish itsawish 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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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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    Jawzenator Jawzenator 31-35, M Sep 9

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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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    chiana14512 chiana14512 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I have never cut myself,

    well at least not on purpose. I have a large scar under my left eye from a saw cutting me when I was a kid, I bled so much and it was painful, obviously right? The moron on a bike had the saw in an unsafe position and it ended up cutting me. I also have a lot of minor scars that...
    kaizob2x kaizob2x 22-25, M Sep 29

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    Ripjr Ripjr 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 18

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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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    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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    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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    "You have nothing to mope about" he says,

    as he pushes my shoulders back. If only he understood that the pain of this world is resting on my shoulders and that I have stopped caring. But how could I have stopped caring when the pain still hurts so much. My scars show now more than they ever have. People are dying all...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 27

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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

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    In 3 days it will be 7 months

    since I last cut my wrist. I'm proud of myself I'm not selfish just proud it's a big accomplishment since I was cutting for a year
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    vinvicau vinvicau 66-70, M Dec 9

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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

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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

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    27 beautiful surgical scars

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

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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

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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 Dec 18

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    Every single one tells its own story.

    Those urges never leave. Sometimes they still win.
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Oct 5

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel

    about a woman in prison SO BADLY. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM BEGGING YOU
    marcuscash marcuscash 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 21

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    For those of you who have a Facebook

    or Twitter; please consider spreading the word to help end the stigma. It won't end unless we raise our voices!
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Oct 5

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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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    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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    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

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    I A Lucky To Be Alive!

    I stand in front of the mirror after my shower, and marvel at the road maps that appear before my eyes.. Each one a testiment to the strength I have..and to the power of healing. They travel up and down, side to side. They will never go away. My grandchildren ask, why do you...
    chipperchick chipperchick 56-60, F 12 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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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 use to cut a lot, then went from only cutting

    once a month to where I am now; twice a day. I know I need to stop or at least cut down on it but it's hard. Each cut tells a story. A story of a broken hearted monster who should just die. There's just so much behind each cut. Some form words like "monster" and "freak". And...
    JustAskAnything JustAskAnything 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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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

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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

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    I have scars and cuts

    that tell a story and it's a ok story I cut again today
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F Oct 8

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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 need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel

    about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
    marcuscash marcuscash 18-21, T Sep 27

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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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    iamsodead iamsodead 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA

    NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 6

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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

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