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(BBC-US)   Needler helps cutters heal. It's not news, it's ink   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-10-14 2:13:48 PM  
I had one doctor who was VERY interested in my needle scars until I pulled out my two-gallon blood donor card.
 
2021-10-14 2:24:58 PM  
Man, whatever works. I had some friends who cut -- wonderful people, but life farked them over for coping skills.

I used to give them wound care. It felt good that they trusted me enough to accept it, and I hoped being taken care of helped. Got too sick and lost contact.

So I appreciate this dude's deal.
 
2021-10-14 3:34:15 PM  
Not uncommon. Good on the beeb for raising awareness.

Another real cool thing tattoo artists do is ink nipples on to mastectomy patients (many will do it pro bono too).
 
2021-10-14 4:52:05 PM  

natazha: I had one doctor who was VERY interested in my needle scars until I pulled out my two-gallon blood donor card.


I had a dr. question me in depth about how I felt I'd feel about losing my eye, what kind of emotional support I'd have, etc. before my cancer surgery & thought it was a weird bunch of questions til I noticed she kept glancing down at my arms.

It dawned on me & I went "OOOhhhh! The scars. These aren't self-harm. I'm a sheetmetal welder. Shiat's sharp when it shifts or I'm lazy carrying it up a ladder, or whip my lead over something & miss an edge sticking out, and if it's not gushing blood, it'll scab over in a minute or two."
 
2021-10-14 8:36:31 PM  

Robinfro: natazha: I had one doctor who was VERY interested in my needle scars until I pulled out my two-gallon blood donor card.

I had a dr. question me in depth about how I felt I'd feel about losing my eye, what kind of emotional support I'd have, etc. before my cancer surgery & thought it was a weird bunch of questions til I noticed she kept glancing down at my arms.

It dawned on me & I went "OOOhhhh! The scars. These aren't self-harm. I'm a sheetmetal welder. Shiat's sharp when it shifts or I'm lazy carrying it up a ladder, or whip my lead over something & miss an edge sticking out, and if it's not gushing blood, it'll scab over in a minute or two."


I had a doctor question me about the scars on my hands and forearms. As soon as I said I foster cats and kittens her only response was "oh, yeah". I am also a bit of a klutz so one big one is from a burn when I accidentally rested my forearm on the edge of a hot cast iron pan. I may have that one worked into a tattoo.
 
2021-10-14 10:24:58 PM  
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