I have no words for this. The symbolism behind this is stunning, and I love it so much for that. I love how you have "Hope" on your arm, where all of the scars are. It's just amazing., and I love that despite all the bad things, this picture shows that there i always hope.
I give you kudos for uploading this, and kudos for thinking of it. I've never seen a picture of this nature, and never have I ever seen a picture about self harm that has had such an impact.
My only suggestion would be to keep your arm more to one side, rather than diagonal- but seeing as how you were probably holding the camera with your left hand, it is very well taken!
Wow... I don't know what to say. I mean, I do have something to say about this because it's so good and well done and everything. It's just...I don't know where to begin. Well, I guess I'll start on how this shows people who are cutters for numerous reasons and can't stop that there is hope for them to do so. Another thing this photo shows for a person is that no matter what life throws at you that physically or mentally scars you, that you can never give up and give in to your darkest desires. You you need to keep moving on, not accept death, and hang onto whatever belief you have. Well done, my friend. Well done.
I donīt drink or smoke but OK....get yourself any kind of medical help and donīt post this on internet. Same with alcohol and smoking...I donīt really want to continue with this conversation, live your live and stop cutting. Sexy scars are made by wild animals, not by your kitchen knife
I did something really similar. On my 18th birthday (can't get tattooed around here under 18 😝) I got the Mandarin Chinese character of Happiness on my left wrist, where I used to do most of my cutting due to my depression. Last year, I got a tattoo of a heart made with a treble and a bass clef (I play the violin and cello) on my right wrist. So now anytime I get so depressed and hopeless and feel like cutting, my tattoos remind me how strong I've become and how I don't need to hurt myself to help cope.
Lol sorry for the life story. I just figured you would be able to understand and appreciate it.
Really? 😊 ok, I'll definitely do that if I remember.
Oh, if you don't mind my asking, have u ever tried using any type of scar cream or anything? I have this old, really wide, ugly scar on my upper arm that I made once upon a time (it definitely needed stitches, but I didn't get any, as that would've meant my "secret" getting out) and have just starting using Mederma Advanced and I was just wondering if you had any experience/knowledge of scar creams. I only ask because I know some people who used to cut try healing the scars the best they can. But I know plenty who leave them as they are (so I'm certainly not saying you should be using creams or whatever. It's totally a personal choice.)
On top of using the Mederma twice a day, I started taking vitamin E vitamins as well. I guess we got the same info 😆. I haven't heard of bio oil before, but I'll definitely look into it!
As sad as I am to hear that u were in the same situation with the stitches thing, I'm also sort of glad to know I wasn't the only one.
I wish they didn't bother me, but they do. Despite the years of cutting and the obvious signs, no one ever knew, especially not my "family" (I use the term loosely). And since it's in the past, I really don't see the point of bringing it up by one of them seeing one of my really bad scars. So id really like to get rid of them. I've actually been looking into plastic surgery for the one that desperately needed stitches. I'm sure they have more advanced techniques, but I figure the least they can do is cut it open and then actually sew it this time, drastically minimizing the scar (it's really wide and has a weird texture that I hate). Due to a serious lack of money right now, I can't have that done for quite a while (I don't think insurance ever covers plastic surgery). But hopefully one day.