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
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
Somebody who deliberately harms their body to release emotional pain without the intention of suicide
Amy - I am a cutter because I was bullied for three years. People called me fat and worthless. I now suffer from depression and anxiety and I cut to real ease my inner pain.

Michael- I cut because it makes me feel in control. Whenever I feel worthless or that I should die, I cut myself to remind myself I am a real person with feelings.

Caroline- I cut because my mom died a few months ago. It helps me cope whenever I miss her.

Rachel- I cut because I have really low self esteem and I hate myself so much. Self harm is the only thing that helps me.
by 2k15bitches March 07, 2015
In a fantasy series a cutter commonly refers to a hitman of some kind or other.
The cutters ambushed us and most of the party fell.
by The Shadowfox April 09, 2013
someone in a parking lot who walks down a row of cars making you think he is heading to his car but then cuts through to a different row of cars
we were looking for a parking spot and followed him slowly as he walked down the row to his car when all of a sudden he went between two parked cars and into the next row of parked cars where someone else got his space. we were so annoyed! we put down the window and yelled "CUTTER!"
by nancy coleman and molly February 20, 2008
Originated in the Bahamas: Bahamian for anyone who is willing to have meaningless sex with anyone. Pronounced like it's spelled.
Aye bey, I gone to di club to find me a cutter.
by STAY-IRIE15 June 13, 2011
It's what the Coast Guard calls big boats...usually ones longer than 65'.
Ensign Jones: "That's a big boat!"

Chief Marks: "That's a cutter you stupid butter bar."
by Mini Gunz April 30, 2010
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