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Bodies are beautiful. All bodies, of all shapes, sizes and looks are being more embraced by the world at large now. And what people are loving more and more are what makes our look and bodies unique. What could be more unique than a scar? For better or worse scars mark certain moments of our lives. They remind us of where we've been and where we may never want to go again.

Eight times out of ten, scars come with a great story, because normally we were idiots when we acquire them. But don't rush to cover them up, they can be part of your beautiful.

Redditor u/teatimefancycakes wanted to hear about the ways we've marked up and blemished the temple that is our bodies, by asking:

What is the stupidest reason you have a scar?

I have a scar above my lip. It's a straight line to my nose. I got very lucky because it runs along the lip line I was born with so you can't really see it. But I know it's there. How did I get it? Read on...

Sliced

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"I cut myself on a butchers blade, then wiped the blade on my pants, cutting my leg."

- tawdry-eloquence

Blades

"When I was 6 I thought it would be a good idea to punch a hole in a piece of paper with a pair of scissors while my other hand was holding the paper directly on the other side."

- TK82

"Done a similar thing, stabbed an empty water bottle to test the sharpness of the knife and underestimated the knife. At least I found out how sharp the knife is."

- thedowntowngoat

The Mark

"Kid me was pretending to be a cat running on all fours, I rammed my head into the dishwasher. Forehead scar."

- iconicpoptart

"Similar story. I shut my eyes thinking I was invincible when I did that. As a precautionary measure, put pillows on floor in case I fall down. Slipped on the pillow banged my head on the door knob. Harry potter scar but the alphabet O."

- neekyboi

Swingin'

"One time as a kid I tied a toy triceratops to a string and I was swinging it around above my head. Somebody came into the room and distracted me and that thing flew head first into the side of my head. It was under my hair but if I go bald I might have a weird three pronged scar."

- IlIIlIIlllIllIIlIllI

"I took a cupboard door clean off its hinges while running on all fours chasing my dog. My pride hurt more than my face."

- Ho_Sigh_RN

Getting Crooked

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"I sat on my hair straightener šŸ˜."

- cohmfies

"I also have one of these on my leg from kneeling on straighteners. Sitting on them though, ouch!"

- weestace

I decided I could fly. I was eight. It was a dark, rainy New York afternoon. I was in my mother's room. I jumped up on her bed using a long, satin sheet as my cape...

Cut Off

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"I nearly took off my ring finger when I used a stiletto to remove a bandage from my hand. Had to put it right back on. lol"

- Klote_ginger

Don't buy cheap...

"Does anyone remember those bracelets that you slapped on your arm and it coiled on your wrist? And remember how some schools banned them because "tHeY aRe DaNGeRoUs, kIdS WiLl gEt HuRt"? And how most people thought it was an exaggeration and no one was stupid enough to get hurt with them? Well I'm one of those stupid kids. I have a long scar through my inner forearm that looks just like if I tried to commit suicide, all thanks to that cheap bracelet."

- AGirlWhoLikesTurtles

the scar to prove it...

"My mom dropped me on my head as a baby. Well less dropped and more slipped on ice where I went flying and landed on a gravel driveway, splitting my few months old head wide open. While it's faded over the years, I've had a large scar at the center of my forehead essentially my whole life. Oh and it's kinda in the shape of a lightning bolt so I'll give you one guess as to how my childhood changed after the first Harry Potter book."

"Other downsides include my Mom's persistent guilt that I wish I could take away, and that one time I had a CT scan and they saw what looked like a mass and I essentially counted the minutes until my next appointment a day later, thinking I was dying. Turns out I have a scar on my brain too. But on the upside it makes for a great conversation ice breaker and when people ask if I was dropped on my head as child, I can proudly proclaim "Yes, and I have the scar to prove it!"

- GigaFluxx

On Break

"Was playing handball with a bunch of my friends at school one day during lunch break, when somebody knocked the ball far away and it began rolling downhill. The layout of that area of the school was such that if something started rolling downhill, it was possible for it to go a loooooong way down several sets of stairs and walkways before it stopped, so ideally you'd want to stop it as early as possible."

"I began to run after the ball hoping to catch it before it rolled too far, but as I was running, I got a bit off-balance and began to lean forward. So to compensate, I tried running faster and faster to counteract this. Unfortunately it reached the point of no return where I was at a full sprint and was still in the process of falling further forward, so I pretty much had to just accept my fate by this point - I fell over and hit the concrete at pretty much a full sprint. Lost quite a bit of skin from my elbow, and there's still a small bit of scarring there about 15 years later."

- flameylamey

Smored

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"Not me but my brother. Managed to get a scar by accidentally hitting a s'more on his cheek when trying to eat it."

- ProNoobIsDevil

It's all dumb to me!

"I was sitting with my legs crossed with my knee under the frame of a very old, wooden waterbed. I lifted my knee and a screw pierced the skin and ripped open a gash three inches long. I sneezed while shaving. I scratched my chicken pox. A metal door closed on the back of my heel slicing off a quarter inch of flesh. I'm clumsy, I don't know which one ranks higher, but they're all pretty dumb."

- Princesssassafras

I flung myself onto the bed thinking I could be airborne, and for a moment I was. I landed on the corner of a small portable radio my mom loved. (Very eighties) And now because I wanted to be the wind, I'm blemished for life. Oh well.

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