Yes, I know other self-injurers. They do not influence my behavior, it's usually the other way around. <_<
Perhaps because I don’t hide my scars all the time anymore, I’ve met my fair share of self-injurers. They’ve all told me that I’m really brave not to hide it, I don’t think it’s particularly brave. It’s just a choice I made for my life. No self-injurer has ever influenced my own behavior, if anything it usually goes in the opposite direction, unfortunately. My scarring is severe and some self-injurers I’ve met have actually starting harming themselves more severely after seeing my scars… which I hate to see.
Person Female, age 25, began to SI at 14, disabled