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Scars Are Beautiful Stamp (READ DESCRIPTION) by TransWeirdo Scars Are Beautiful Stamp (READ DESCRIPTION) by TransWeirdo

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I'm tired of people seeing scars as "ugly". You know what?
Scars an save lives. Scars can show the battle you faced, whether it be an enemy from another land or yourself.
I'm an ex-cutter, I used to be ashamed of my scars... I used to cry, until someone who was very important to me kissed my scars and said that they were beautiful. They told me that it shows my battle, the struggle I'm facing and that someday, I will be okay. I have a scar near my stomach due to a surgery I had when I was born... Without the surgery, I would be in lots of pain.. I'm glad to have my scars. I know that they are a part of me, my history, and my future.
Now don't start saying that I support cutting when I don't I'm a safe haven for all, and I've saved around 11 lives. I support and help others break the cycle of attempts and be there for them.

I know I'll have scars on my wedding day, but I don't mind.

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StrawberryMilk-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Scars are amazing.
It shows that no matter what happened, you lived through and you have a story to tell.
With scars, come stories.
And stories
Stories are what I live for.
kinglittlegee Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  New Deviant
I <3 them
I have them
Finding myself wasn't easy, and Being that Self is even more difficult...
Shianfox Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I never cut but I have lots of scars on my body from playing in the forest when I was younger. Do these scars count too? XD
Kai-FNAF-Gamer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Photographer
Very true.
DOKIDOKIYT Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
( i find scars very attractive, i want my future partner to have one.) *clears throat*
Jay-FNAF-Theorist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student
People are rude.

I used to cut. I attempted suicide earlier this year, and I slit my wrists.

I love my scars for telling my story, tbh.
Cole-the-FNAF-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I'm an ex-cutter as well. My life's been hard, and I'm looking to turn it around.

I bear scars from abuse when I was little, scars from attempting suicide, scars from surgeries...

At school, people would laugh at my scars, so I always felt a need to cover them. Sometimes, life gets hard when you have scars.

I'm tired of people thinking I'm emo. I'm not.

Thank you for this stamp.
KittenPrince55 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you... I've been suicidal again lately, everything's been so hard... 
kinglittlegee Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  New Deviant
I was just recently...
Now it's more of depressed and anxious...

I called 911
in a random church
in a city
I have never been before
for an ambulance 
to take me away
to a safe place for healing.

Dunno where you're at,
being completely honest
my stories and 
... helped me.

I'm not in recovery yet, but 
I'm working towards
Cole-the-FNAF-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Same here...
zeropossessor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
I needed this...
Chaos-Doggo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
true. I need more people like you in my life ._. 
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you and people need to learn to be more kind tbh
Chaos-Doggo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Pyroglifix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Scars are badass. I have a few, none self inflicted though.
TheMoonRaven Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How can they possibly be beauftiful... i fail to see my scars being pretty
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Trust me hun, I know that feeling pretty well. 

Lemme tell you what I think, though. Scars tell your stories, your struggle and shows that no matter what, the past will heal. It just takes some time. I have some self harm scars myself, as well as surgery, but it shows that I went through a lot and beat my battle. I do not support self harm in any way, shape or form, but I just wanted to give people a little boost to their confidence. 

There's a saying I love that kind of reminds me of this. 

"Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain, but you can't make a rainbow without a little pain."
PrinceOmariKubin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I would pick someone with scars than someone with a perfect life. Well done everyone. Scars are beautiful!
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Mhm. I get curious when I see scars, honestly. Makes me wonder what happen and what they overcame to make it where they're at now
PrinceOmariKubin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Never-Ending-Stars Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I started cutting when I was 10. (Still do cut) I like having my scars (that sounds bad, I'm not trying to make it sounds bad.) But each one of the cuts (scars) tell a story. And to me they show the battle I have won... 
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student General Artist
I believe you'll get through this, hun. It is pretty hard, but it's not gonna be worth it, alright?
Rainblaze-Art Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like having scars from fight stuff not cutting x3
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
lmao, coolio, but I made this thing just to cheer up those with little self esteem
Rainblaze-Art Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Raven--Iscariot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a cutter, too so I get what you mean. I haven't done it in years so my scars are fading away and that actually makes me sad because I do find them physically as well as symbolically beautiful.

I often feel like a hypocrite because I want to help people stop cutting the way I did, yet I always tell them that their scars are beautiful. What I mean by that is that they can overcome cutting and when they do, their scars that stay behind don't "ruin" their body but tell a story. Other people hear that, though, and they think I'm sending mixed messages and glamorizing self-harm which I would never do. It's not a glamorous thing and I would never make it seem that way and I'm so glad I could stop, but at the same time I'm not going to put so much guilt on somebody by telling them that the reason they should stop doing a compulsive action is because their self-inflicted scars are "ugly." That's absolutely not true and saying that makes things so much worse.

I'm so glad you made this and I think more people need to understand scars and where they come from instead of seeing them as imperfections. I've always viewed them as stories.
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for your comment and I completely agree with you. uwu

I am a cutter, I've literally struggled with self hard as a little kid. I have scars all over, but most have faded, the rest still remain. People often look down  on me for cutting (one Friend actually slapped my fore arm for cutting there), others think I'm crazy but most are concerned about me.
I have grown to love my scars after the years have passed, and I would even tell stories and show them off, heh... Except the self harm ones, I like to keep those secret unless somebody asks about them.
I honestly don't support self harm of any kinds, but I think some people don't believe that. Some people have actually asked if I was emo and if I cut myself. It's offensive, really. I'm sure some people will misinterpret this stamp, but I'll explain it without a problem. I'll tell them I'm a safe haven for cutters, anorexics... you know what? Screw the labels. I'm a safe haven for all. I've helped people with self harm, depression, bulimia and suicide. I just like to be there for someone, because I grew up with no help.
I wanna make sure someone lasts another day.

Thank you for your comment, it was quite the interesting read. uwu
Raven--Iscariot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally agree. In fact, it should be former cutters who help cutters instead of people who've never done it and don't understand why just saying over and over "you need to stop." It's not easy to stop and judging someone won't help them stop.

People do the same thing with the fact that I now have dermatillomania. I actually think the only reason I was able to stop cutting is because I started picking my skin worse and worse without realizing it. Derma isn't even considered self-harm even though it is a form of self-mutilation as far as I'm concerned and the reasons it's difficult to stop are the same. In fact, for me, derma is way worse. I could stop cutting, I cannot stop this and I've tried so hard. Yet people say the same things they did when I was cutting as they do with derma:
"You need to stop cutting." "You're covered in scars"
Never "you could get a staph infection" or "You're hurting yourself and you need help" No, it's always "You need to just stop (because it's that easy) because (some vain reason)"

No, it isn't pretty. At all. Imagine doing that to yourself and not being able to stop and then see how quick you are to just say "stop it."
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student General Artist
True, especially since I know how it feels to be told "Just stop your cutting", etc. It's really not too easy, since it is almost like a drug addiction.

I used to go through the same thing, especially wit derma. I somehow managed to stop, but I ended up with a nervous habit of cracking my knuckles, biting my nails, or even my hands. People tell me to stop biting my nails, but I really can't unless my hands are distracted with something. People give me awkward stares, and I get scolded all the time for it. I could put down a blade for a pretty long time (a few years was my best run, before a medicine-induced moodswing drove me severely depressed), but when it comes to my nervous habits, I can't stop or I feel anxious.
And yeah, it's always "Stop, it looks stupid", "You look ridiculous", "nothing is wrong with you", etc. Rarely is there someone who says something new.
I know and agree with you that none of this is too pretty, and I can understand. It's an addiction, like a drug.
Raven--Iscariot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. Even with other things I do completely subconsciously to alleviate minor stress and anxieties like rocking back and forth, people will just tell me to stop because I'm "acting like a psychopath." No one knows what constitutes true psychopathic behavior, yet they use that term like they know what it means.

I just can't with other people anymore.

I haven't cut since I was a freshman, and that was 6 years ago, but I still have derma and I still think about cutting all the time. In a weird way, going back to that place and really thinking about it kinda helps to be honest. Like, I follow a lot of depression blogs on tumblr and I'll actually scroll through the self-harm tag and put myself back in that place mentally. But so far, I haven't actually relapsed. I just have thoughts once and a while. I don't really get triggered when I see or hear about someone else cutting, it's like a nostalgia for me, yet I feel concern for the other person.
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Same here, especially when I tap A pencil on the desk or tap my foot, it's completely subconscious.

Wow, that's really impressive, going that long. I normally can last for a few months, but once for a few years. It is kind of strange going back to those memories, though. It's normally anorexia for me, but rarely do I relapse back into the problem. Though the memories arise, I do get very concerned for the individual , like yourself.
MapIe-Shade Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helps me so much

I have always be ashamed of the scar I've caused from cutting but now i know, that they show that a battle has been foght, and i've been winning as i haven't yet killed myself

and i never plan to kill myself
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm glad it helped you. uwu That was the reason I made this stamp.
I'm glad you plan to stay strong and last another day. Someday you'll win this battle and I just know you'll survive. Don't let all the jackasses tell you otherwise, because at the end of the day, you are just human. You are just looking for a way to cope and move on.
I'm proud that you're staying strong. uwu
MapIe-Shade Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

thank you
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem. uwu *pets*
MapIe-Shade Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+Gift+ Icon for Nieckia 
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
monster-drawings Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Artist
You know, now that I have read that, your right... I always thought my scars were ugly and I should be ashamed of them but now that I have read that, it made me think differently. I'm a cutter because of the people who would judge me for my sexuality but I'm starting to overcome the hate and bullying. I honestly think this may be a battle I will win uwu Thankyou, this has actually helped a lot..
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome. uwu
I'm glad it helped, because I want society to change their views on cutters, or scars. Me? I've self harmed for 11 years (and continuing; I'm only 15 though. I've done it all and tried to break bone repeatedly). I look at my arms and I can count around 30-50 scars (some only I can find), and I used to be ashamed... I thought the scar around my hip/stomach area was weird, or a scar/dip in my leg were weird (it was medical, again) and I really hated it. But, when someone told me that my scars are my story, and that my body was a canvas that had my story, I was happy... It helped me quite a bit, so I wanted to spread the message to others. I honestly want to win my battle, because I know somebody cares about me.

I'm always here if ya need to talk, by the way.
monster-drawings Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Artist
thank you, I don't know if this sounds stupid but because of this i have outed myself (sorta... On da anyway.. Only some of my friends knew, or at least people who used to be my friends. But, I think I'm gonna tell my parents and possibly the one I have been crushing on for a long time..)  ^.^ you don't understand how much this means to me. Thankyou..again 
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't think it sounds stupid. uwu
DA helped me big time as coming out as a Transgendered pan(? I like certain genders, but not all. xD Too much to be bi, but too little to be pan). Also, good luck on coming out, hope it goes well (my coming out took a while xDx).
And it's no problem. uwu I just like to help out.
StellarDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love my scars. Self harm, surgery, accidents, abuse, all of them. They tell my story. <3
TransWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student General Artist
same here. uwu
I used to hate mine, but I learned to love them.

And thank you for the fave, it's really appreciated.
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