I started burning my arms last year. Then I was diagnosed bipolar, out on meds and was forced to stop burning. It has been 6 months and one day I burned myself just for old times sake and I relapsed. Burning is like an addiction for me. I know cutting sounds like better and not as wimpy but burning hurts more than cutting for me. It gives me a crazy rush that cutting doesn't. I burn until I get scars. I like them they are my battle scars. And that is my story.