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self injury, tattoos, etc. Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
5th Jul '13

Well there's not really an "etc" but whatever.



In 17 days, it'll be a full year since the last time I self-injured. :shock: It'll be the longest I've ever gone without self-injuring since I started 9 years ago.



The last cut I did was 7/22 last year. I'd write down the dates in my journal, because I was trying to stop and it helped to say "well, you've gone a week, you can go another week" etc. Honestly, I didn't really think I'd make it as far as I have. I still get the urge to sometimes, but I haven't. I'm excited.



So, the scar I got from the last time I self-injured is just kind of a straight line on my upper arm. To "commemorate", I kind of want to get the word "fighter" tattooed right above it. So it kind of looks like the word is underlined by it, if that makes any sense. It'd be small (like an inch and a half) but personal. I haven't completely decided yet. I like the idea though.



Anyway, kinda random pointless post. I'm just thinking and I'm kinda excited.

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 48732 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" Well there's not really an "etc" but whatever. In 17 days, it'll be a full year since the last time ... [snip!] ... completely decided yet. I like the idea though. Anyway, kinda random pointless post. I'm just thinking and I'm kinda excited. "

Thats so great, mama! I think the tattoo idea is wonderful and should help you keep fighting!

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
5th Jul '13

good for you. I got " love yourself, you're all you have" after an OD.

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19316 posts
5th Jul '13

I think it's a wonderful idea! *hugs*

Sofie+#2 Due March 18; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7747 posts
5th Jul '13

If it were me I think I'd get something pretty that symbolised new life, regeneration etc. I'm not a fan of word tattoos personally, but this has been your struggle and is your body so my opinion doesn't count for shit :D

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" good for you. I got " love yourself, you're all you have" after an OD."


I love that!

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" If it were me I think I'd get something pretty that symbolised new life, regeneration etc. I'm not a ... [snip!] ... not a fan of word tattoos personally, but this has been your struggle and is your body so my opinion doesn't count for shit :D"


I like word tattoos, as long as it's not a really long phrase. But I actually like that idea. I may have to think about it a bit. I've got a little over two weeks anyway :)

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
6th Jul '13

Im kind of excited to hear its been 17 months! Way to go Rain! Im proud of you, and you should be too, so go get your tattoo!