I've been having overwhelming urges to cut myself, especially on my midriff and thighs and eventually I decided to get a tattoo on the spot that I always seem to target the most, thinking that it was another painful, but less self-destructive alternative. Now that I have the tattoo, I'm finding that the urge to cut in that spot has abated quite a bit because I don't want to ruin the image. Somehow in my brain, not messing up a picture is more important than not messing up myself! It may sound weird but it became this major positive thing for me. Now I'm thinking of getting tattoos on my wrists to help me quell the urge to cut them. I'm trying to decide what to get. I was thinking it should be something cute or awesome like a kitten or an anime character so next time I feel like I'm in crisis I can look at it and stop myself. Something like "yeah, I'd kill myself but I don't want to have to cut up pikachu:sleepy:" or something like that. Pretty weird huh? Any ideas for an image that is just too awesome to cut no matter how bad things get?