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i need advice asap!!
2 months ago · 4 · Self Harm, +4
ok so my sh scars have been showing a lot lately so i stated doodling over my arm with black markers etc. to cover them but my winter break from dance classes ends next week and I'm not allowed to wear bracelets have long sleeves or have doodles and idk what to do i have like 3 days to figure this out i tried makeup but that doesn't help any and all help will be massively appreciated.
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Wow tricky situation... Are you comfortable talking to your dance instructor and saying you're really self conscious about your arm (you don't have to mention sh, they should be able to figure it out). Maybe then you can get an exception to wear long sleeves.
Another idea is to bandage your arm and say you were injured (it wouldn't be lying).
Last suggestion is there are skin colored bandaids maybe you can try? It won't be perfect but at least they'll be covered up.
I'm soo sorry you're dealing with this, it sucks I know :(Reply
These are all great suggestions. Especially a skin coloured bandage or just a wrap around bandage. It also depends if there fresh or scars that will be showing for years. If scars that will show for years then you need to be honest with your dance teacher so you can wear long sleeves.Reply
thank you so much i will probably end up talking to her not excited but it has to be done ty tho :')Reply
Why are your scars showing a lot lately and did you not think about this being an issue once dance started again? If your self harming has increased then I'd suggest to you to consider why and what you can do to better support your needs. Boxing and running are great alternatives to cutting as they hurt but also get out the adrenaline in you 😊❤️Reply