This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jul 31, 20139 Reasons To Love Your ScarsScars are just souvenirs you never lose, "tattoos with better stories."by Lucy HebbCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Scars represent survival. Via scarstories.org "A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived." -Chris Cleave, Little Bee. 2. They symbolize healing. Via scarstories.org "If your body is game enough to knit itself back together after a hard physical lesson, to make scar tissue, that means you’re still alive, means you’re on the path toward healing." -Dana Jennings, The New York Times. 3. Scars prove that you're tough. Via scarstories.org “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Kahlil Gibran. 4. They mean that you're human. Via scarstories.org "It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars." -Garrison Keillor. 5. Scars serve as tangible evidence of lessons you've learned. Via scarstories.org "The wound is the place where the Light enters you." -Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. 6. They relate tales of overcoming adversity. Via scarstories.org "Our scars tell stories. Sometimes they’re stark tales of life-threatening catastrophes, but more often they’re just footnotes to the ordinary but bloody detours that befall us on the roadways of life." -Dana Jennings, The New York Times. 7. Scars tell stories of hope. Via scarstories.org "Sad words are just another beauty. A sad story means, this storyteller is alive. The next thing you know something fine will happen to her, something marvelous, and then she will turn around and smile." -Chris Cleave, Little Bee. 8. They make us unique. Via scarstories.org "There is absolutely not just one story of what a scar is. Everybody makes their own meaning, and these meanings can be totally different." -Gretchen Case. 9. Scars are beautiful. Via scarstories.org "If I could design something, I don’t think I could do it better." -Seal, on the scars on his face.