Self-Injury: Pt 2 The second half. It’s been reworked and reposted a number of times. It’s hard to let go!small payday loans 14 Comments I totally relate!!! I’m not a cutter, but a compulsive skin picker and I’m riddled with scars. Recently, I’ve decided to start a body of tattoos myself, hoping that as I add each one, the desire not to ruin the artwork will help me contend with the overwhelming desire to pick. I got my first tattoo in December 2011 and I’ve slipped up a time or two, but for the most part it’s working. To me, each tattoo I’ll add will be me reclaiming my body, and making it beautiful again. So, like you, no, I won’t regret my tattoos, either. ^.^ I love your comics but this one really hit home. I wondered though, can you see your scars through the tattoos? I have some extensive scarring and I’ve thought of covering them with tattoos but I’m afraid they’ll still show through…and having a tattoo on them will actually draw MORE attention to them…eek! Your self injury posts inspire me. I’ve been struggling with the fact that I’ll never think I’m beautiful because of my scars. I just told people a couple months ago that I used to cut myself, and it did feel better. Now I don’t have to make up stories, but now I feel self-concious about people looking at me. But then I look at your posts and it reminds me that I can be beautiful. Thank you so much for being and inspiration! Thank you for posting these two pieces. I can’t find any other words other than that. <3 Too much Tylenol and you’re gonna have a bad time. Did the same, only with extra-strength Tylenol. Glad you’re here. This and the previous one are beautiful. Thank you. I’m reminded of a photo of three fellows hanging out in a tattoo parlour with the title: “What are you going to do about your tattoos when you’re older?!” I won’t be so gauche as to link directly to it, but it’s certainly the first hit in Google, so please enjoy. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Bisexual and a past cutter as well. This was really touching; thank you for sharing. (burst into tears and offers you a huge hug) Thanks for posting this. Literally cried when I read this. I got my first tattoo after I hadn’t cut in over a year…it was just a small butterfly. But it was a reminder that I could get through the hard things and live another day Having a meaning make your tattoos beautiful. Thank you, thank you so much. This is so important. Thank you. I used to cut and burn in high school and some of college. It’s been two years since the last time but the scars will never go away. It’s interesting to note how people will come forward if someone admits it first. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website CAPTCHA Code * Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.