birthmark

What if birthmarks are the places that actually killed us in our past life? Like there’s this girl from school whose birthmark is a line on her neck. What if her throat was cut? I know this guy who has his birthmark on his whole left cheek. What if he was shot? My little sisters birthmark is a line straight down her stomach. What if she died on the operating table?

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Little story
I have as you can see a birthmark covering about a third of my face
I’ve had a real love hate relationship with it

As a very young child when I was still living in Scotland people wouldn’t ask about it and many people assumed my parents hit me
They’d look at me and glare and my parents
But they didn’t care
They just worried about me
They knew there was a chance that once I hit my teens it would swell and sag as that can be rather common
So I did have laser surgery on it to prevent

But my parents didn’t completely remove it because they always said that would be my choice.

Most of the time growing up (I was in England at this point) I didn’t even notice it aside from when I got the few disgusted faces every now and again.

However in school and especially high school it felt like everyday I was explaining what is was, I didn’t mind doing so, but the way people asked kind of stung. They asked in a way that made me feel like I had something wrong with me, that I wasn’t normal, that it was something unpleasant.

I was bullied a lot in school but not specifically for my birthmark, to this day I still don’t know why. (I just go with ‘because people suck") but they did use it a few times amongst other insults and such.
But to get rid of anything they could pick on me for I started growing out and parting my hair in a way that would cover it completely and wearing a lot of makeup.
I even went as far as going to a charity called Changing Faces which provides special makeup and other things to people with facial differences and began to fully cover my birthmark with it.

However I never wanted to get rid of it

Because I still loved it

When I look at myself in a mirror it looks a lot like Scotland where I was born. If I get any spots there they can’t be seen
And to me it was pretty

As long as I was in the house.

Though there were many others who didn’t care about it or didn’t ask rudely about it and a small few who said it was nice and I thank them.


But then I moved to America

Since coming here I have never received a dirty or disgusted look from someone
Barely anyone asks about it
And even when they do its in such a nice way

Even someone, who in the way they seemed and the feeling I got form them reminded me of the people who bullied me, asked me what it was and after I told them they said it was really beautiful.

And all those people around me who just didn’t care about it and accepted it and my truly amazing friends who always make me feel so great about myself.

I stopped covering my face
I stopped wearing makeup everyday
I even felt confident enough to cut my hair short and fully show my face


Before I’d look at my birthmark and feel nothing but a bit of sadness
Now when I very often forget about it and when I do notice it I fee so happy and I love it

And it great for funny things like twin day at school getting to copy it onto my friends faces

I’m so happy I never decided to get rid of it
And I honestly don’t ever think I will remove it

It’s a part of me
Where I come from
It reminds me what I’ve gone through
and how I’ll never be like I was again

I love my birthmark

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Mayberries’ Birthmark // Recolored

  • I love using this birthmark and I wanted it in some brighter colors!
  • Credit to the amazing @mayberries. You can download her version here
  • Recolored in 22 huning’s pony colors
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  • Available for female teen - elder (perhaps I’ll make them for males too eventually)
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Are Birthmarks Connected to Violent Death in Past Life? - The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.

An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s neck with the paste. Not long after the woman’s death, the daughter gave birth to a son with a white mark on the back of his neck that mirrored the white paste left on the woman’s neck. When the boy became old enough to talk, he would claim possession of things that belonged to his grandmother as though they’d always been his. This is one of many cases recounted by Dr. Jim Tucker at the University of Virginia in which birthmarks seem to relate to past lives.The late Dr. Ian Stevenson, whose work Tucker continues, investigated 210 cases of children with birthmarks or defects that related to memories they retained from past lives. Stevenson obtained a post-mortem report in 49 cases. The wound and birthmark were within 10 square centimetres of each other on the body in 43 percent of these cases, and many were much closer to the same location.

In some cultures, people mark the deceased with soot or paste to recognize them when they are reborn.Here are a few examples of birthmarks related to past life memories studied by Stevenson. A boy born in India without fingers on his right hand remembered another life in which he was a boy who had his fingers amputated after sticking them in a fodder chopping machine. A boy in Turkey with a malformed right ear remembered having been shot and killed at close range on that side of his head. A boy named Maha Ram in India could remember being killed in a previous life with a shotgun fired at close range. He remembered enough details of his past life for Stevenson to find the autopsy report of the man supposedly reincarnated as Ram. The birthmarks on Ram’s chest corresponded to the bullet wounds. Some anecdotal accounts of birthmarks from past lives that have not been verified are shared on a past life discussion blog post. Karen Kubicko posted photos of herself in high school with a birthmark on her neck and a photo of herself later in life without the birthmark. She said she remembered in 2011 that in a previous life she was a woman named Helen who was hit by a stray bullet in the neck and died in 1927.The mark was where the bullet had hit in her vision. After she remembered this, the mark gradually disappeared. Another person on the blog said she had a birthmark on the back of her leg. She remembered a past life in which a snake bit her there. A few years later, she realized the mark had faded away. She said the area is not often exposed, so light exposure or other such external elements are not to blame.