People Are Swapping Stories Of The “Dumbest Ways” They Got Scars (20 Stories)

“How I got this scar” stories are some of the best anecdotes we get to tell. A scar is like an unintentional tattoo that you never wanted and so often come with an entertaining and embarrassing tail. When someone asks, you’re supposed to turn your scar into an epic adventure of a battle you definitely didn’t lose but was difficult enough to leave a mark. Of course, the truth is usually something really stupid you did as a child (or drunk in your 20s). 

Redditor  u/lilsaddam was hankering for some embarrassing entertainment and asked the people of Reddit: “What’s The Dumbest Way You’ve Gotten A Scar?”

Here are the Redditor’s 20 best dumb scar stories for your amusement. 


“I was in middle school and we were going to see coach carter in theaters with the boys b-ball team. Middle school me was PUMPED. While in the shower I thought “Coach Carter eh, I bet they do push ups in that movie. Imma do push ups right now” Tried to do a wall push up. Slipped, smacked my face on the edge of the tub, and split my upper lip open from mouth to nose. Needless to say, did not make it to the movie.” –lovesbreadtakesdumpz


“I have a scar on my forearm from a weaponized paper airplane I taped razor blades to and launched with a rubber band” –Vnv_23


“Early one morning I was taking my dog, Snoopy, outside to use the bathroom and I guess he had to go really bad. So, he started flying down the stairs of the back porch right after I opened the door. He was on a leash and I didn’t want to hurt him and make him fall down the stairs, so I rushed out behind him. I was wearing a pair of wool socks and slippers and as I awkwardly started following him, the bottom corner of the screen door clipped me on the heel.

It hurt a bit and I just limped around as he did his business. When I got back inside I decided to take my sock off because it was uncomfortably hurting and I see there is a good amount of blood that has seeped through the sock. I pull it off and see that I actually have a pretty big gash across the back of my ankle. A shitty screen door fucked me up, all because of bad timing.” –-eDgAR-



“I got hit on the bridge of my nose by a ceramic toilet seat when I was learning to pee like a big boy.

Now I think about it – that’s probably the best outcome there.” –Oddball_bfi


“When I deliberately cut myself. Not seriously, I just wanted the word “Ninja” on my hand. Don’t ask me why…” –KittyPitty


“I was bitten by a wild otter while ice fishing with 2 of my uncles. We didn’t mean to corner it, but between 5’11” me and my 6’5″ uncle, I can see why it picked me.” –thebarefootninja


“My brother, sister and I all have the same kind of scar in our left eyebrow and got them at the same age. My brother opened an empty dresser drawer and smacked himself in the face, my sister ran into a brick wall and I fell off the couch onto a coffee table.” –ac1dre1gn77


“I was headbanging my hair dry in the bathroom, I hit the counter. I was 8.” –calamityjane515


“Boys from my class were throwing CDs like you throw frisbee. One of those hit me right between the eyes. Still got a small scar there.” –Domoradzka


“Playing man hunt. Some idiot made the camp fire area base. I was running for my life to get there, jumped this huge pile of fire wood, tripped over something and rolled right into the fire. It could’ve been SO much worse, but I only burned my elbow and some of my hair. It’s been probably 15 years and the scar is only about 3inches long and 1 wide.” –jwolfe728

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