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Trying to be brave

by chelle428

So if you follow my posts then you know that I have very severe self harm scars on my arm and that they are a great source of stress in my life. I’ve been working on covering them with makeup and even though they are still visible they don’t look quite so bad. I’ve been doing my best to heal them and help their appearance. It’s been almost a year since I last cut.

I’ve always been terrified of friends or boys I like seeing them. I decided tomorrow I’m going to go out without covered for the first time in a year.I will probably wear long sleeves or bring a jacket in case I get uncomfortable and want to cover them, but I’ve decided I don’t want to be so ashamed anymore. I’ve decided if people in my look down on me for having these scars then they’re not people I need in my life. This is very hard for me, but I know it’s something I need to do. Wish me luck.


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InTheShadow 4/12/2016 - 5:25 am

Hi Dear, I am new here and well I saw your post. It is a huge and courageous step for you to show the world that battles you have been through. I, myself used to self-harm and always have been for more than 10 years. There are people who will encourage you and support your choice in taking the first and most important step. There are people who will make fun of you and such but pay them no heed. I am not sure for you, but I have a small tattoo to remember the day that I have finally stopped cutting and stopped taking anti-depressants. I’m sorry that my message is short and English isn’t not my first language. But I wish you good luck and all the best!

chelle428 4/12/2016 - 2:20 pm

Welcome to the site, and I appreciate you reading. I’ve been wanting to get a tattoo to remember it for a while now. I would like to get one that covered my scars, but I’m not sure how well that would work out. And your English was very good.

joinel 4/12/2016 - 6:29 am

good that you want to show them, but if you ever feel like hiding them then tattoo’s may help.

chelle428 4/12/2016 - 2:22 pm

I wanted to get a tattoo to cover them and my mom suggested, but my mom hasn’t actually seen the scars. I’ve only ever showed them to one person and she stopped being my friend afterward. She told me there was no way I’d ever be able to cover them and that they’d never heal. My concern is that they are very bad scars and they cover most of my forearm so I don’t know if a tattoo could cover all of them. Also tattoos in visible places are acceptable at most jobs here so it would be hard to find a job with a big tattoo on my wrist where it’s very visible.

muspelhem 4/13/2016 - 5:06 pm

That is so cool. Respect for trying that out 🙂

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