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03:34 AM on 02/19/2012
Uh, HP...a scar over the biceps is not on the forearm. Ref: anatomy 101
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Royce Earnest Jr
English at heart
02:55 AM on 02/19/2012
I was in a car accident and was thrown through the windshield. Needless to say, I have several scars from that. My face was cut all the way down from my right forehead, going down along side my nose and stops at my upper lip. I've had 4 surgeries to correct them, but every now and then someone will ask what happened. What gets me is the way most ask...they are very tacky about it and should realize some people with scars are sensitive about them. I also have a pretty bad scar on my shoulder and both knees. I am very sensitive about them even though I've had them since 1988. Do people just not get that it's inappropriate to ask strangers what happened?
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02:55 AM on 02/19/2012
i love scars. this article reminds me of the song "made of scars" by stone sour. thank you all for the pics and the article.
chillis
saints are sinners that keep on trying
02:35 AM on 02/19/2012
I don't quite know how I feel about the cutters, or self harming, scars included here. It almost seems to glorify, or reward their acts with attention.
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NeuroscientIst
12:51 AM on 02/19/2012
one is either comfortable with his/her body, or not. with surgery, botox, cremes, implants, you name it, it becomes very easy to become someone different. i applaud those who say, simply, i am.
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wendyweb47
Keeping an open mind
11:53 PM on 02/18/2012
Wow! What a wonderful article and all I can say to all those who posted photos is 'thank you'. We live in a culture too wrapped up in a "physical world" instead of knowing and loving people for who they are on the inside - based on what they have overcome. My arms are covered in small scars from wounds that wouldn't heal after a near fatal illness that nearly destroyed my immune system. Even in summer I've worn long sleeves because I've been so self conscious. This article changed me - this year I will wear short sleeves. Thank you!!!
uncomplicatedlife
I don't facebook
11:45 PM on 02/18/2012
I always say I got my scar from a knife fight.

Sounds way cooler than running into table edge when I was 3.
11:29 PM on 02/18/2012
My wife has a scar down the middle of her chest from open heart surgery when she was 24 (over 9 years ago). I think it is beautiful because that scar means that she is still in my life today.
11:05 PM on 02/18/2012
Got up to 16...couldn't take it anymore......
10:47 PM on 02/18/2012
This is truly a wonderful article. I want to thank you for sharing, all of those who have. Some scars change us for the better, and some remind us how to live. Each one means a battle we have fought, from depression to a c-section, and to others who have suffered and lived through many other situations.
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pgurlatl
libby chic geek
10:10 PM on 02/18/2012
I want to thank everyone that shared their scars. I used to be embarrassed about the thyroid removal scar in the middle of my neck but it is a survival scar. Everyone who posted has survival scars and that makes them beautiful, IMO.
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Carol Stephens Briers
What has happened to my country?
08:48 PM on 02/18/2012
Beautiful. Each and every one tell a story of humanity.
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Cayita
I suffer from low BS tolerance
08:07 PM on 02/18/2012
C-Section scars are the most beautiful ones any woman can have.

Second on my list: the ones the saved your own life and remind you everyday that you got a second chance. (heart surgery, kidney transplant, etc).
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auramac
Art & Music
07:41 PM on 02/18/2012
Scars, like wrinkles, are part of who you are. They are meaningful, and represent a body that's lived and living a life.

To me, they are more beautiful and acceptable than any tattoo or self-inflicted mutilation, which hurts my eyes and is a behavior and choice I find absolutely incomprehensible.

I am an artist and cartoonist who believes that art is a state of mind with infinite outlets. But ink on a beautiful body?... Turnoff. Horrifying.

But that's just me...
07:39 PM on 02/18/2012
There was nothing beautiful about the submitted scars.
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Carol Stephens Briers
What has happened to my country?
08:49 PM on 02/18/2012
I disagree. They show the heart of those that wear them.
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wendyweb47
Keeping an open mind
11:54 PM on 02/18/2012
They show the beauty of the person brave enough to let the world set the struggles they represent.