Some years ago I met a man who had a scar running down his face, one clean line that had long since healed but that was still rather noticeable. He explained to those in his company that he'd been scarred defending a woman during a bar fight.

Considering how badly those can go, he's lucky he's alive. That could have gone so much worse than it did. He's accepted the scar and hey, it did make for a good story.

All scars have stories behind them. Some people shared their stories with us after Redditor JigglezPlayz asked the online community,

"How did you get your scar?"

"I fell in the shower..."

"I fell in the shower while dancing. Now I have a titanium plate."

Sighfaint

That's pretty metal, just saying.

Too soon?

"My sister..."

"My sister blindfolded me and led me into a desk corner."

Qwertythecoolone

Ouch! This is why I always prefer to be aware of all of my surroundings.

"My brother..."

"My brother blindfolded me and made me touch a hot iron."

GlassCrow123

Ouch! What is up with all of your siblings?!

"I was cutting wood..."

"I was cutting wood with a chainsaw and it touched my leg. I wasn’t wearing safety chaps."

[deleted]

It sounds like you've learned your lesson. Ouch. Hope you're feeling better.

"They cut..."

"They cut a mole out. Oops, that one's cancerous, better go deeper!"

[deleted]

Ouch! Hopefully you're cancer free!

"Sliced through..."

"Cut my index finger with a brand new Leatherman. Sliced right through the skin and into the bone."

homevp

I cringed so horribly reading this.

"I was wrong..."

"My ex girlfriend accidentally stabbed me in my arm. I was wrong to jumpscare the hell out of her while she was cutting onions."

Last-Level5126

She sounds like the person you want by your side for the zombie apocalypse, though!

"Got my thyroid removed..."

"Got my thyroid removed... looks like someone tried to slit my throat, unfortunately."

Neph88

I've seen some gnarly thyroid removal scars. Glad you're still with us.

"I got shot..."

"I got shot in the abdomen."

[deleted]

Scary! Glad you've since recovered. Gunshot wounds are no joke.

"I tried to..."

"I tried to run elegantly headfirst through a glass door."

MyShrinkWentBananas

People think it'll be like the movies and... they're so wrong. You don't just walk away from that.

It's been said that scars are just tattoos with better stories but to be honest, given the choice, I think I'd stick with tattoos.

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