Similar situation. When I was a little brat in school (eight years ago), I was in the habit of proving to my mates "how hard I was" ( ) by scratching lines into the top surface of my forearm (not the underside cos I was never suicidal or anything like that) with my good old compass. Now I wasn't doing out of any kind of depression or self loathing or crying for help or any of that lot, or any reason other than to freak out/show off to my mates to be honest. Now before you all jump on my back, I'd like to point out that I was Fourteen at the time - I'm 22 now - and I'd be the first to admit what a bloody stupid attention whoring thing it must seem - If I met my younger self I'd give serious thought to kicking his arrse (then I'd forget about it because I have no criminal record)... Anyway, I've got to get through all my medical forms, and as said on the site, it makes references to "self harm", which technically, this is, but not your "typical" self harm type sorta thing. The only evidence that this happened is a couple, maybe 4 or 5 barely visible lines down the top side of my forearm. To be frank, gentlemen, I'm shitting myself. I am extremely concerned that the actions of a stupid kid, eight years ago, attention whoring it up to his mates, will prevent me from getting the carreer that I want and have been working for for such a long time. I am extremely committed to getting into the Army, and becoming a British Soldier, and I can't think of anything I'd be more proud to become. The last thing I want is for the actions of a stupid teenager nearly a decade ago, to seal my fate as a permenant civilian for the rest of my life. Any advice, reassurance - and yes I suppose to be fair - ribbing, you lot have for me would be appreciated. I'm extremely worried, and I have a load of medical forms here - I don't know what to put in the boxes for "self harm", and I don't know where to go from here Squiddly. Smurf to be. I hope .