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
A cutter is not necessarily a emo person, they are simply a person who has so much pain (both mental and physical) that they feel that they do not have control over themselves and the only way that they can feel in control is when they cut themselves.
A person who has been abused, mentally or physically, wants to be in control over something, in which some cases it leads to personal injury. Cutters are not emo or goththey are just your everday person with too much pain.
by Destructive Beauty March 22, 2007
a person who purposely inflicts physical injury on themself, usually by slicing the inner arms with a razor or other sharp object, such as glass, kitchen knives, etc.
burning and other harmful acts also fall under the category of self mutilation or self harm.
it affects women more than men, but when a man is a self mutilator, the injuries they inflict upon themselves are significantly more severe than the injuries of women(however, this is not always the case).
Female Cutter: slices of varying depth and length along the inner forearms; burns from a cigarette tip.
Male Cutter: razorblade completely imbedded in the skin, cuts that go down to the bone or into the muscle tissue; burns that cover large areas of body(an entire arm or most of the back)
by thevolk December 30, 2006
a person that can't express their emotions in any other way besides cutting/scratching their skin, or so it seems to them, sometimes depressed but not always, needs support from friends and family
sarah saw the scars on her friends arms when her friend was whearing a T-shirt and was surprised to learn her best friend is still a cutter herself even though she said she stopped.
:(
by L.A.M June 10, 2007
A cutter is someone who can't deal with the stress that is going on in their lives. Focusing on the pain of the cut is taking the mind temporarily off the problem.
I was a cutter twelve years ago and once I removed myself from the stressful situation I stopped. Now, twelve years later I started doing it again by being in a toxic relationship. I completely forgot that I had done this but as soon as I could not handle the anxiety, feeling completely out of control, it was the first thing I turned to do to relieve it.
by milesfromnowhere September 02, 2010
The meaning of the name Cutter is Gem Cutter

The origin of the name Cutter is English

A human being who surpasses all with his adorable butt, pretty eyes and wonderful personality.

A man who is ambitious, spontaneous, highly intelligent, an abstract thinker and a great lover.

An amazing friend who is always there for you. He's crazy, exciting, and never fails to make you smile. Most of all, he's a great person.

a man who's amazing in bed, great hair, and a smile that makes you melt. he's amazing all around.
"That Cutter is Hot!"

"I would give anything to be with Cutter"
by THEONLYONEWHOCOUNTS February 03, 2010
Midwest term? Person with really short hair like a crew cut. Used in a negative sense.
There was a bunch of cutters acting like D-bags at the Phish show.
by avant/chi fan February 02, 2009
1. a person who has emotional difficulties
2. need a way to express their emotions
3. can not deal with the world ergo they cut themselves to escape from reality
i'm a cutter because i hate society these days
by crazymusicdudette January 01, 2009

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