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Think its a pretty effective black&white picture. ^^;

My scars, my story. Đ *Nessie905

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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!
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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.
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DesignVibe88 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Each scar telling a story of each event for the vision of hope.
I imagine each scar telling a story toward a positive and hopeful future, great work indeed =)
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yess. Thanks! :hug:
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animeloverforever102 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hauntingly beautiful It expresses so much, your story and the scars. 
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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HaluzCZ Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have problems that I canīt take without help.....so I will hurt myself......seriously ?
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What..?
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HaluzCZ Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I just dont get why some people must cut themselves
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you get why some people must smoke, or drink alcohol? 

It's an addiction just the same.
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RockThunder Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I know,right?
:P
im 1 month and 12 days clean
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job :) Stay strong! :hug:
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RockThunder Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
of cutting
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HaluzCZ Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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 :)
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha aww thanks.
If you actually paid attention,
you'd know I'm in recovery and I haven't cut in 6 months.
But that's alright, have a good day!! :)
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HaluzCZ Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really ? thatīs awesome :) Thanks for telling me and sorry for those things I wrote before I didnīt know you are already in recovery :(
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, no worries. I'm glad I'm free of it. :D
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jjaclynmixer9 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
looks like my arm i still believe theres hope though
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe. Of course there is hope :D 
Stay strong :hug:
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jjaclynmixer9 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
thanks ill tryHandshake Hug 
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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jjaclynmixer9 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Hug Huggle! 
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pierj Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Nope
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, there is hope!! :hug:
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YukiOni Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh. This is so powerful :heart:
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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YukiOni Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you feel any better now<3
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Much better :)
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Chibirin4 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   General Artist
That's wonderful!

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.
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah? That's so cool. Do you have photos?

It's okay, I like hearing people's stories. Especially if I can relate. :meow:
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Chibirin4 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   General Artist
Aw thanks!
And no, I actually don't have any photos on here. It's actually never occurred to me to take pics and post them. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow. If I do, I'll send u a message.

Ok, glad I didn't bore u. ^^;
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You deffinately should :) I'd love to see :hug:
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Chibirin4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   General Artist
Really? 😊 ok, I'll definitely do that if I remember. :hug:


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.)
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, please do. :)

I have tried before, but the only thing I have tried is vitamin E. I've heard that bio oil works well. But I've never tried it.
I have many scars that needed stitches, but never got them due to the same fact. But I don't really mind them. 
I hope this helps :P
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Chibirin4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014   General Artist
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.

Lol sorry for the long shpeel again 😅.

And your answer did help. Thank you!
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. My parents knew about the cutting, but they didn't know when I did it because I would hide it. So I was too scared to tell them if I needed stitches so I just took care of it on my own. :/

I'm learning to love my scars, because they are always going to be a part of me, and they are I guess some sort of proof I survived.

No problem, glad I helped somewhat. :hug:
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WhoreLenore Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow that is beautiful. One day I want to have the same kind of hope <3
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! You will! :heart:
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the tattoo. Just a short simple word but yet so powerful, strong and encouraging <3
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, indeed. Thank you! :hug:
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
Seeing pictures likes that make me wish to get a tattoo too, somehow xD
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :)
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CYCLONEKITTY1818 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please stay strong
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying, thanks :)
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CYCLONEKITTY1818 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np <3
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Is the word 'hope' a tattoo?
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes :)
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Writer
cool! Very inspirational <3
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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SophiaHeartwell Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Best message anyone can give
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Nessie905 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you agree :D
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JamesUchiha Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You may want to put a slight mature content warning, this can be triggering.

But I love it.
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