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HATE My Scars - August 10th 2013, 09:23 PM

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I see it all over the place on this site. People are proud of their scars and the sstories they tell? maybe im just not enlightened, but when i look at my scars ( the self inflicted ones anyway) all i see are memories of pain and desparation. i hide them as best i can because im embarrassed. i am ashamed that with all the things that have hurt me and still do, im the one that contributed these ugly ragged lines and holes. i hate waking up and seeing my mistakes, the cuts and trac marks. i want to rip the skin off my arms so people will see muscle and blood instead of all my self inflicted fuck ups. am i the only person who feels this way??

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Re: HATE My Scars - August 10th 2013, 09:44 PM

hey I feel a similar way. I don't like my scars. Seeing them triggers me to SH more thus making more scars, ironically I guess it's different for different people. I mean they do say a story but that doesn't mean I'm proud of doing it. That being said, when I'm at home in shorts and my sister would tell me, "Susan, ew, your legs are full of marks, cover up" that's something that can bring me really down and at that point I'd feel like saying leave me alone, it's my body and if I want to show my scars I will sort of thing. Mind you, no one ever saw the cutting scars and I don't think I'll ever be comfortable to show those. The one's they're saying this from is the skin picking scars and those are everywhere so it's hard to cover.

small edit: I don't recall people wanting to show their scars on this site. I've seen many threads on how to cover their scars. However I've seen on other places people glorifying SH and scars. Not on here, I don't think so.
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Re: HATE My Scars - August 11th 2013, 06:41 AM

Oh, you mean being comfortable showing your scars? If someone feels like they can show their scars, that's great! If not, than that's fine too. Everyone feels a different way about their scars. Personally, I don't like mine either. So, no, you're not the only one who feels this way.

If you'd like to fade your scars, try using a body scrub so the cells begin to move. You can use a lotion after that. Lemon juice is known to help as well. Just remember that your scars mean you're a fighter.

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Re: HATE My Scars - August 11th 2013, 12:10 PM

Hey. I don't like my scars, they're all on my left arm.,I hate them and wish I never did them. Sometimes though I get tired of hiding them, always covering, keeping secrets and hiding. my mum bought me a bandage to cover them. I wear it a lot when I leave the house now. It goes from my elbow to my wrist. I think when you say that people are proud of them, they just accept them. Everyone has their own story behind their scars, and everyone feels different about them. People say it's great when people show because it shows they aren't scared to go around with them in view because they feel confident. That's all xxx
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Re: HATE My Scars - August 11th 2013, 02:33 PM

I used to feel similar to how you do, but I've been becoming more comfortable with the fact that they're there. The scars I have are always going to be there - they might fade but they won't disappear, and I need to accept that instead of dwelling in hatred for them for the rest of my life.

With that said, I am not happy or proud of my scars. I hide them from a lot of people. They represent a really dark time in my life, and I'm not glad that I had to go through that; however, I AM proud that I got through it and I'm still alive. They represent survival to me now.

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