a person who inflicts injury on oneself. should be taken seriously. not everyone does it for attention, although many have considered it a "fad" and have associated it with emo music. although, there are everyday people who take part in it as a way to relieve stress, anger, the feeling of loss or any other sort of depression. some do it because of failure, low self esteem, problems at home and other serious occurances. cutting too deep can cause serious problems. teachers, parents, friends and many other people take it seriously and try to get you help. most grow out of it after coming into realization, or seeking other alternatives. cutting yourself can become an addiction and often gets out of control. remember, you have the scars to deal with for the rest of your life.
the best beggining alternative to cutting yourself, i found, is snapping a rubber band on my wrist or upper arm when i felt tense.
by all*against*exxon April 30, 2006
Top Definition
a way of coping with stress / anger / emotional pain. Often ascosiated with goths / emos. However, it is a way of coping and should be taken seriously.
the death of her father caused her to cut herself
by lauz March 19, 2005
Cutting yourself falls under the category of self harm. It is widely known in the world, yet not. People relate it to emo people, suicide, but to really understand cutting you have to learn what it is. Cutting is a sole thing, it is done alone, and most people who cut hide it. 1 in every 10 people in the UK cut themselves, yet 1 in every 20 are known.

Cutting is a way of relief, of control, feeling alive, a rush. There are so many things it is. It is a bad thing...but not something to be looked down upon. People cut their legs, wrists, ankles, mostly inside cloth lines. They end up hiding it continually, wearing sweaters, lots of bracelets, long pants, tall socks, anything to cover.

It is an addictive behavior. Once started it could be hard to stop. It is a sensative thing to talk about, many cutters are ashamed of cutting, and talking about it is uneasy.

JUST KNOW: it is a bad thing to do, but don't hate the people who do it. They are just trying to cope, and you can do better by helping them and not attacking them on being a cutter.
Are you cutting yourself?
by Girl Cutter January 23, 2011
The process of taking a sharp object and using it to cut your own skin. Often used as a way to cope with stress, anger, depression, or loss, though some people have been known to "cut" out of boredom. It has also sometimes been linked to drinking and/or drugs. Two books on the subject are "Cut" by Patricia McCormick, and "Crosses" by Shelly Stoehr.
When you get depressed, you might turn to cutting yourself to releive yourself of emotional pain.
by Johnny_The_Homicidal_Maniac December 30, 2005
For some a relief from the real world just to relieve some of the pain their feeling or suicidal attempt.
Those sick bastards tried to send me away for cutting myself!!
by Deejay March 20, 2005
Is a way of knowing you are alive. Knowing you are close to commiting suicide and you know that when you cut you will get away from that feeling. A way of getting pain and stress and all that build-up inside of you out without hurting someone else!!A GREAT FEELING!
Casey was so mad with the people at school that she came home and took a razor and started cutting herself! to make her feel better. I go home and start cutting yourself -myself!
by ~ChEy~ April 29, 2007
the most awesomest feeeling in the world...the one thing that releaves so much pain.
i cut myself,to releave the pain of my parents being so damn...gay.
by Michilin BruNdiZzlE May 03, 2005
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