A Goal to Change for? My Personal [Attempt] at a solution

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September 21, 2009

First of all---you are not alone. Most pickers have scars (myself included). When you do happen to look at one, it does tend to remind you of your failures. I think it is fine to cover your scars, in an attempt to replace your failure with something that is beautiful to you. I suggest that you also examine yourself to see WHY you are doing this to yourself. For me, figuring out why I don't find my body beautiful the way it is, has at least been a helpful process. I still pick, but I am able to stop quickly, if I remind myself that even my imperfections are a part of me---and that I AM BEAUTIFUL. This site has helped me learn about the skin and what an amazing organ it is. God has blessed us with an amazing mechanism to purge our body of imperfections and if we can just leave things alone long enough to let the skin do its work; you'll be amazed at how it can heal you without scarring. God knows, I am not always successful at this, but it is a work in progress. I have decided that unlearning habits happens in baby steps. Even the tiniest thing you can do to change your stressful environment can help. So Bravo on making a public statement about wanting to change--that's not easy. I did it a few months ago myself. I wish you luck and enjoy your tattoos!!

September 23, 2009

Well, at least YOU have a plan! I don't know what to do about it, except for counseling. My Psych. Dr. wants me to do hypnotherapy, but insurance doesn't cover it! Big surprise, not!! I don't agree with someone getting tatoos, but if it will work for you, who am I to judge you. I hope you get rid of all or some of that stress and I'll pray for you also. Take care of yourself and remember you are not alone! There are more people out there with the same situation.