I started using livejournal a long time ago, and I found it helpful to share my stories in this community as I used to cut myself. It's been almost 6 years since I last cut, December 10th being my anniversary and I have to admit that I've come a long way. I used to bottle it inside me, all my hurt and pain. I seemed to internalize all the hurt, while I was only hurting myself by doing so. I decided to get a tattoo on my 4 year anniversary of not cutting, I tattooed the date of my last cut on my wrist so that I would never be tempted to do it again. Although I still struggle with the old emotions, I have found ways to express them without physically hurting myself.
I started cutting myself when I was 13, and I quit 3 years later due to extensive therapy, 2 hospitalizations, medication (which I'm glad to say I'm no longer taking, short after I quit cutting), and lots of support.
For anyone that still reads this and finds it in any way helpful, talk to someone. It really does help :)