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I Have Scars and Cuts That Tell a Story

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    i have those long scars on my back

    and left shoulder, i've been struggling to hide them from everyone (especially my parents).. i don't want people to ask how i got them :/
    lupos lupos 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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    Everyone talks about depression

    as if they know it. But what they don’t know is that depression is a hooded figure standing just outside of a wooden doorway, it’s feeling the blood dripping down your skin and having the sick thought of “Oh, look how beautiful the red is” (they always say red is...
    Sorao88 Sorao88 22-25, M 2 Responses May 4, 2015

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    32 stitches on the my right arm remind me daily

    of what I'm capable of doing. Tattoos cannot hide what I have really done in my past. My scars remind me of who I need to become.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M Jan 31

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    the story mine tell is

    that I am a motorcycle rider.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u 51-55, M Sep 25, 2015

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    I have one right next to my left eye.

    It's from running face-first into a door.
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, T Oct 2, 2015

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    Don't u ever look at your scars

    or cuts as remember what cause it? I did.. Many times over
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

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    Well, I've actually got (at least) thirteen.

    Maybe I have more. I've lost count. They're all surgical in nature, and since a lot of my surgeries took place when I was very small, I don't remember exactly where all of the scars are, between fading and hair growing over them and the like. This makes me sad, in a way. Going...
    seriouslyscarred seriouslyscarred 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    i got new blades today yay.

    .. (hint no enthusiasm what so ever)
    RosesAndRazors RosesAndRazors 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2015

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    I like winter because I have an excuse

    for wearing long sleeves and pants.
    itsmeaspen itsmeaspen 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2015

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    I've yet to tell anyone this.

    You could say that I take things too seriously sometimes. I'm too passionate, too compassionate. Believe it or not, these things are possible. I make a small mistake and sometimes I take it out on myself. Other people who have joined this group probably have more scars than I...
    Ddachelle16 Ddachelle16 16-17, F Jan 18

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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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    A deep one at the back of my knee from a

    motorcycle accident, a few tiger stripes from being overweight in my early twenties, one on my middle finger bearing six stitches next to my nails from a cooking accident, feet that carries 3rd degree burn scars from when I was barely out of diapers and one faint one on my right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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    I wanna cover my chest

    and shoulers and back with cuts to show how much I'm hurting and how betrayed and neglected I am
    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 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 use to be whole. No cuts,

    no scars. No burns, no marks, no bruises, no scrapes. Just a clean, honest soul, with a kind heart. I use to put other's first, and ignore what I wanted. How foolish. Now I'm in a deep, dark place. A place without light, a place without peace or rest. But I don't hesitate...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26, 2015

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I am not sure if I abhor you

    for what you did to me or resent you for scarring me: physically and mentally. I honestly did not know what to think of what happened that day (many years back) which then turned to days, weeks... but with hindsight, I now know that it was not my fault. Unfortunately, underneath...
    Etherealinsanity Etherealinsanity 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26, 2014

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    I have been through so much physical

    and emotional pain. What else could I do? What else did I know to do? Nobody helped me. Nobody cared. Nobody listened. Now, people see my scars and see that as being a coward or too scared to do anything else. Maybe it's because I didn't have the help other people do. The advice...
    LonelyMystery LonelyMystery 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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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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    Today was a awesome day my first day cooking at

    my job. The foundation eventually washed off especially when I had to scrub off flour.I thought I could hide it. I tried my best but the people there saw it and they didn't mind.I kinda feel sometimes it's better for people to see because you see who stays in your life after...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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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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    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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    Two marks by my left eyebrow from the time I

    was hit in the face with an iron. Lucky me, it wasn't hot. It cut me though, the skin just split, and I remember it bled a lot.
    EightDown EightDown 22-25, M Jan 19

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    I cut, not as much anymore

    but I have destroyed my body it's full of scars some that will probably never fade, I want to cut but I don't want to feel the stupidity afterwards, help
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 3

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    DontKnow2013 DontKnow2013 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19, 2015

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    Im excited my scars are fading away,

    i can wear shorts and t-shirts now and not be asked "whats all those marks on your body?"
    RosesAndRazors RosesAndRazors 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    I remember... The deepest cut I ever made.

    .. Was on my leg.. me and my girlfriend we were having a fight and broke up... I loved her to death and I couldn't take that I let her slip out of my reach... I cut across my left leg. The scar reminds me of out good time.. But... I cry every time I talk to her or look at her.
    SexyKitten222244 SexyKitten222244 16-17, F Aug 17, 2015

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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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    i cut myself today.. its a deep one

    and got stitches too.. i may sound insane or maniac but yes i want to do it again. i m able to forget my inner pain with this
    mannansing03 mannansing03 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2015

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    I hate the way I love to cut.

    I hate e painful showers and trips to the restroom. But even the sting still reminds me that I can still go deeper. I know it's bad but sometimes it feels like cutting is the only way to express myself. And the only way I can regain some control and feel some pain instead of...
    FantrashticEmily FantrashticEmily 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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 Feb 24, 2015

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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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    *trigger warning but happy ending,

    thank you if you read* I started cutting when I was 12...the very first time I did 6 small, shallow cuts on the inside of my wrist. They were less than half an inch long and horizontal. I could see blood in them but they were too shallow for them to drip or run or anything. They...
    angelcutie angelcutie 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    here i m again.. as the day ends i have a new

    scar on my body that holds a story with no words but emotions that no one understand... i m sure that after few days i there will be no place left except for my face and wrist
    mannansing03 mannansing03 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2015

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    Most of mine are from barbed wire accident,

    assorted high school incidents, my pregnancies (stretch marks), & my dermatologist! (He's keeping me cancer free)
    DeterminedMed DeterminedMed 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    Umm as I read the stories here u all come from

    f*cked up families or backrounds, or have been mistreated in some way so I feel like a joke.. I have a normal family parents are scientists they smoke but rarely there is my brother too he's a normal person I however am not. From young age as my dad would say i controled myself...
    browndeadeyes browndeadeyes 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2015

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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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 17, 2015

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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 do it only for the scars.

    The stings and the blood is not bad either
    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    it's a long story... I grew up in a small town

    in Poland with three brothers and four sisters on a farm owned by my parents. We never really had the money so my parents had to go aboard to work. There was no special bond like the ones you see in a normal family. When I was 14 people at school started bullying me just for the...
    HellBunneh HellBunneh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    So.. I feel like a failure I had a really bad

    relapse last night..... Ugh I'm a failure...... Can it all just end
    Justforgetaboutme Justforgetaboutme 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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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 16-17, M Apr 2, 2014

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