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Did You Have a Birthmark?

As you may imagine, birthmarks get that name since they most often form before or shortly after birth. Abnormal cell development in the skin can result in this accumulation of blood in a localized area, and thus comes the spot. From stork bites (a flat pink area that disappears in months) to port-wine stains (more permanent and purplish), some stay with us forever while others fade. Do these sound familiar? My pal PetSugar served as our model of her slowly fading strawberry mark from babyhood to the present day.

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Divesse Divesse 8 years
I still have a birthmark. It's on one side of my neck where it meets the shoulder. Luckily my hair is long enough I can cover it up.
vanitypot vanitypot 8 years
i have a light-brown-colored one on my right lower leg; it's rather small so it isn't really seen :D
Charbie-Doll Charbie-Doll 8 years
none, luckily
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
The strawberry on the neck seems pretty common and I had it too. Cute story actually as my Mom thought it made her look as if she "caught my neck in my snowsuit." Thanks for the memory. And that little girl in the picture is sweet, absolutelyfab, you're right.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Only scars and freckles for me...
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I have a splotchy red mark just a bit bigger than a nickel on the back of my left shoulder just above the crease where my arm meets. It looks like a hickey and I constantly get a hard time about it even from people I don't know. I'm a bit self conscious about it as I don't like attention, especially not from strangers.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
plasticine, I think you're thinking of beautymarks I have a small, light brown marking on the underside of my thigh, but oddly I had never noticed it until my teens. Even my mom asked me what the mark was... maybe it darkened slightly with age?
elistar elistar 8 years
I have a strawberry birthmark on my neck that was so big and swollen as a baby I had to be taken to a specialist. With the medication that was given to me, it scarred the side of my neck. So not only do I have a birthmark but it's scarred as well. Needless to say, I do get some stares.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I have a light white birthmark on the back of my leg. Apparently my grandmother used to have one in the same spot, which I think is kind of cool.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
I don't really consider moles as birth marks. I always thought birth marks were larger even when you were a baby. I have one on my inner arm, no one can see it.
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
i cant believe that there are people with no birthmarks! i thought everyone had birthmarks. i used to have a mole right between my eyebrows but i got it removed. i have one above my lip, one above my right breast, one in my ear, one on my left leg, tons on places that aren't very noteworthy
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
I have two. First, I have one on my left big toe resembling a burn and it is considerably lighter than my skin tone. The other mark is on the back of my arm also resembling a burn patch; but, it's slightly darker than my skin tone.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
not a birthark really, but when i was vaccinated theres this weird dent in my arm that is still there. and when i was one, i tripped really badly and i still have the scar on my leg.
emalove emalove 8 years
mguy414 mguy414 8 years
I had about a quarter-sized dark birth mark over my left eye. It was raised, and hair grew out of it, it was really gross. I had it removed my Junior year of high school, because my dermatologist was worried it was cancerous. Thankfully it wasn't, but I freaked out that they were going to hack into my skull...and they didn't do that either!
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I have a twin brother and we both had one on our right hips. Mine was a circle and his was a clover shaped spot, just a little darker than our skin. Mine is gone now, or it's covered up by stretch marks. I'm not sure about his.
ren_kr ren_kr 8 years
i have a tiny one on the top of my thigh (beauty mark really), and 2 on my face ...1 under each eye and almost a cartoon character -_-. I've heard that depending on where the mole is, it could be good or bad luck
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
i have a mole in my shoulder and the dark freckle-like one (sadly) to the righ of my lips, and more of the freckle-like ones all over my legs. Yuck.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Yep, a heart shaped mole on my neck
Shannolyn Shannolyn 8 years
When my niece was born she had one of those reddish 'stork bites' or 'angel kisses' on her head in the shape of a heart. Very sweet. In a less sweet but kind of funny story, my boyfriend once called while he was away for the weekend and I had a couple of guys at my apartment (both friends/neighbors--we were just on our way to a party). He was mostly pretending to be Pouty McGrumpy to hear these male voices there with one of the guy friends grabbed the phone as a joke started teasing him about what a "wild" time we were having and how I had the cutest little birthmark right at the top of my thigh just below my left butt-cheek. Well...guess what I happen to have at the top of my thigh just below my left butt-cheek? LOL. There was no way this friend ever caught a glimpse, he was totally making up a joke story, but I don't know who was more horrified--him or my boyfriend--when I had to tell him he was right on the money.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Yep, I have a big freckle behind my left ear.
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