I'm totally shocked by the number of people who find it neccessary to critisize and make fun of cutters. Cutting is a seriuos issue and is no more worty of being made fun of than any other illnesses (down syndrome, diabetes, mental retardation). Cutting is often a sign of bigger issues that need immediate attention, such as depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, ect. The strange thing about human psychology is that there are no set rules. Everyone is different and expresses themselves in their own way. You don't have to have the worste past in the world to be depressed. Depression is a chemical disorder in your brain that can be passed down geneticly. Just because your parents are rich or not divorced doesn't mean that you cannot have depression. In my experiances depression is triggered by life events that overwhelm the affected person. A death in the family may not bother some as much as it does others. There is no chart to say how sad you should be for each of lifes events, and no way of avoiding your genetic past. Also, the sterotype of mostly girls commiting SI is obsurd. Males are just as likely to SI as females. Maybe they dont seek help like females or do it in different ways (punching walls, knowingly doing dangerous things, ect.).

Athough I will admit that in the large numbers of people in the world it has to be true that some peope cut just for attention. These people can usually be uncovered by listening to them talk. Most cutters tell only the people closest to them (spouse, close friend ect.). Attention seekers would have to let almost everyone they know about thier actions in order to recieve the attention desired. Althought I'm sure there are people who are just tired of hiding thier actions, and decide that they don't care who finds out and judges them, but that doesn't mean they will advertise their affliction. It would become increasing difficult to hide the longer you cut since you will eventually run out of space on your commonly covered skin.
I had the perfect childhood, parents were supportive and married, but am still somehow unexplainably sad, bitter and my glass is half empty. Being a cutter helps releive my stress and anger.
V.S.
My mom left when I was 3 and my dad beat me, but I adapted and overcame those obsitcles and am now a stronger person. I would never imagine harming myself.

by slyh20 April 02, 2006
Generally a freshman or sophomore girl in high school who dresses in all black and claims that they're "gothic", even if they've never heard of any gothic bands such as Bauhaus, Clan Of Xymox, etc. They tend to think that bands such as Marilyn Manson and Slipknot are goth. They cut themselves for attention, and they usually cut on the wrong side of their arm to make it more noticable. Generally wear T-shirts so you can see the scars, but cover them up when they get home.
1. Stupid Freshman: "Oh my god, Jackie cut herself again because her boyfriend didn't call her back last night!"

Mature Junior: "Who cares?"

2. Jackie smiled as she cut herself one night and said, "Haha, now my boyfriend will HAVE to love me!"
by Morbidia May 28, 2005
one who is incredibly horrible at the sport of football, and or any other contact sport

cutters are often very gifted musicians, artists, mathematicians, scientists, and anything else but an athlete

there is a 75.36% chance that they will be russian and or jewish

to sum up the definition, one who lives in the town of fair lawn and or attends fair lawn high school

please keep in mind that our colors are red and grey as to symbolize our passion for being a true cutter
The other day our football team lost, as usual, as to continue the cutter tradition.
by yearbook girls March 21, 2006
a.k.a. the cuts - out of nowhere; the backroads
Whoa dude, you came outta the cutters!
by h-izzle July 04, 2005
A depressed teen looking for attention by cutting themselves.

Usually listens to emo (music for the uncreative) and dresses in black to show that she can go to Hot Topic.

Your pain isn't going to go away by cutting your wrists. What all you cutters need to do is hang yourself. That would save you from pain and us from your whining.
Jessica is a cutter because she loves drama and the attention she gets. Also she's stupid.
by DrewK June 15, 2005
A person, usually a underachieving, whiny, teenage girl, who uses a sharp object to cut herself with. Not to kill herself, but only to make marks on herself for attention and/or so that other people will feel sorry for her lame ass. If she was really serious about releasing the pain, she should just walk into the path of an oncoming Greyhound Bus.
That manipulative loser says she's a cutter.

Daddy, can I have a horse? No? Well then I'm going to cut myself so that everyone thinks I'm a cutter.

Sally wore a bunch of bracelets on her wrists so that everyone would think that she was hiding scars from being a cutter.
by Cutters_are_Under-achievers May 31, 2005
cut'ter n. A Lesbian. Not derogatory.
"Cutters" is slang for "diagonal cutting pliers" which are also referred to as "diags" and "dikes". The connection was natural and induced upon bobc and myself by many, many SNPA's.

Let's run over to Santa Cruz and watch the cutters.
by Uncle wienie January 12, 2006
Punitive Liberals. Always blaming the U.S. first. It is their secular penance. Driven by liberal guilt and seeking atonement for the sin of being human with no other avenue to release the pain. Cuttercrat Party is the Democrat Party.
The liberal and Cuttercrat Party's hysterical, self defeating, moral equivalence inspired response to Abu Ghraib is an expression of their attempt to achieve secular penance through a political self cutting. They are the cutters of the political world.
by Swims November 20, 2006

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