Daily DeviationGiven 2013-09-05
It's a wonderful message, thank you so much for sharing
for sure these marks are real
"add colour to your life." "colourful blood" whatever name - conceptual, makes imagination exploit!
we all love this and sincerly being "conceptual" in this case means: "you decide what to say about this"
bla bla -- ya know, we all love this.
Screw what the haters way about this picture. It got a Daily Deviation for crying out loud. Besides that, I really like it. Art really is a much better alternative to self-infliction. I find myself drawing when I'm sad, or writing poetry (not that it's very good).
Anyway, my point is that I get the symbolism behind it, and I like this picture a lot.
I just made something a little like this!
The idea came to me and I just made it and now I feel bad for posting it!
"art is like drugs"
well, but now, it has more meanings to me.
and I have one friend that is cutting and drawing...
but even I wanted to keep her second "drug" he got beaten by cutting :C
I am not saying that these kids aren't troubled, but their means of getting their steam off is pretty much a fashion trend. It is blowing teenage egocentrism and role confusion (both legit and normative phenomenons in development) totally out of proportion.
It saddens my heart.
It's all so sad either way.
Over the years an increasing number of people have admitted to self-harming and/or have received treatment for it.
That's the reseach. It actually has two possible interpretations:
1. More people are self-harming now than 10 years ago.
2. The number of people who self-harm has stayed pretty much the same, but they feel more free to admit to it now than 10 years ago.
You're insisting #1 is the only valid interpretation. I'd love to see proof of that, because as far as I know no-one has ever been able to get reliable statistics on self-harm from past centuries, because the subject was considered taboo and nobody who engaged in self-harm would ever willingly confess to it.