[female, age 20, began to SI at age 13 or so (cutting very recent), College student]
The exacto that I use is in a general toolbox under my bed. I only really cut on my thighs (because I never really where miniskirts or shorts or anything, plus it’s my least favorite part of the body… punishing the ugliness, perhaps?) and very occasionally my arms, very strategically. I always make sure I’m wearing dark-colored sweatpants so that blood won’t show. Before my cuts become white scars, like when they’re still red and scabbed over, I have a tendency to constantly check on them and, as horrible as this sounds, admire my work.
Person [female, age 20, began to SI at age 13 or so (cutting very recent), College student]