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The Butterfly Project by EpikalStorms The Butterfly Project by EpikalStorms
My friend shared this with me, and I thought to share this with you guys.

:iconbutterflyplz:The Butterfly Project:

Rules:

1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker, pen, or sharpies and draw a butterfly on your arm or hand.
2. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better.
3. You must let the butterfly fade naturally. NO scrubbing it off.
4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, you have killed it. If you don't cut, it lives.
5. ...If you have more than one butterfly, cutting kills all of them.
6. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them.
7. Even if you don’t cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support. If you do this, name it after someone you know that cuts or is suffering right now, and tell them. It could help.
I've already got butterflies on me.

Here's just a nice little movement for cutters. It's actually helped a great number of people, and I'm sure it's saved a lot of lives.

EDIT: Man! You guys are so awesome! 236 favs in under ten hours after I posted this! Wow!
I hope many many many more people will be able to get knowledge of this idea, and I hope it helps! Keep up the awesome work, you guys! You're the best! :iconiloveyouplz:

I've got some stories to share! One of them, :icontinyfurrtails: really made me tear up. Here's the link, if you want to go read it.: tinyfurrtails.deviantart.com/a…
They put it in poem form, and I got to tell you, it's very inspirational! Harming yourself in any way is what the Butterfly Project is here for.

sugoi-mishrano.deviantart.com/… Here is a fictional story written by :iconsugoi-mishrano: to depict the Butterfly Project. I personally think it is a great story, and very inspiring.

detective-may.deviantart.com/a… An amazing piece done by an awesome artist. I love what they did!

If any of you guys have stories to share, share them, art to dedicate or share, share those too! Let us know how the butterflies have helped you!
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theheek Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
wat a great idea very inspirational especially for someone like myself a cutter its been a while but it an amazing high
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing the high may be for some people, but it will always be unhealthy, and something that won't help your problems. It's like crying, I guess.
I hope the Butterfly Project helps you. 
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theheek Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
it never was a high for me I just did it when I couldn't continue to plaster a smile on my face and say I was ok when the outside looked like the inside all rotten and dead then I did it the butterfly idea is quite compelling though
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could do a butterfly for you, if you want?
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theheek Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
you are too sweet sure if you feel like making me one id love that Hug Nod 
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Of course~! Would you like me to write your username under it or your name?
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theheek Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
both my name is Jessica and the username is theheek it means so much to me that you are doing this Hug I truly wasn't expecting it
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I could brighten your day then! ^-^
It funny how many Jessica's I know. That's my sister's name and my sister-in-law's name. 
sta.sh/028rl3ddbo48 There's your butterfly~
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JohnnyandMe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist
I have try the butterfly project but my mom would tell me to wash it off cause she doesn't allow me to draw on my self. But I don't need it know cause I haven't cut in almost a year and I have not burn since October or November and I have not bite myself for over two weeks. So I'm doing well. My friends I in 2013 draw butterflies on themselves to show support. I made them take pictures of it. So I could keep it forever.
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^ I'm really glad it's helping, and I'm happy to hear you're doing well! Keep it up, I've drawn a butterfly for you :)
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JohnnyandMe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks.
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SCote001 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Today I found out that one of my classmates cuts... So I took out my expo marker and drew a butterfly on him, and told him do draw more instead of cutting- he actually seemed to agree to it, I hope it helps him!
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so too! Be sure to tell him I've drawn him a butterfly as well, even if I don't know his name ;)
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SavlanalTheFlannel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
My friend,she is doing this. I want to hug you for this. I want to thank you more than I can through the internet. But for now,thank you. Thank you. So much.

On Monday,I might tell my teacher about this and try to see if I can lead a discussion about bullying and suicide and this kind of stuff,introduce this. I am very thankful.
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you found this helpful! It makes me happy to hear that this is helping people, even saving lives. 
That's a wonderful idea! If you feel up to it, please tell me how it goes! I'd love to hear all about it! ^-^
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SavlanalTheFlannel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Totally!
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Artist
Good project, I know a few people who cut, I might send them the link. ^^
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it helps! I know this projects help quit a number of people, and a lot of them have shared their stories with me. It's very motivational! :)
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Artist
I noticed. The saddest part is: In my case, it's usually a really nice person I know who doesn't deserve all the crap they're going through.
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mousehatsandbowties Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this really helps me. i am greatful to everyone who supportsthis project
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad. What's your name, if I may? I'll draw a butterfly for you too ^-^
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mousehatsandbowties Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's Evalyn.  thank you
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the way! I saw your icon and *whispers* I love him too!
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mousehatsandbowties Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is the best!!
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't he?! But I do happen to love Nine better. 
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mousehatsandbowties Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever floats your boat, I guess
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nine is adorable and I love him and nothing will ever hope to convince me otherwise! XP Nya!~
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's no problem at all ^-^
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greyshadowgirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it, i saw this before on tumblrHug i have never tried it though >-<
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does help.
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greyshadowgirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah:O are you still figuring out how to suggest it as a daily deviation? i found this: help.deviantart.com/18/
i hope it helps:)
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've done what I can, now I just have to wait and see :) Your help was much appreciated.
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greyshadowgirl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
glad i could help!!Hug :) (Smile) 
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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KaleidoscopeLanterns Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful <3 
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm still figuring out how to suggest it as a Daily Deviation. I know that'll get it out and around more, but I have no idea how.
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helpme-imdrowning Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
300th :meow:
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great! ^-^ It makes me happy to see this getting around. 
Do you know how to suggest this for a Daily Deviation?
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helpme-imdrowning Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
No idea, sorry mate xc
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh darn. Ah well. i'll find out another time.
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XxAmuFujibioshixX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student
I love this idea... <3
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it was a good idea as well. I commend the person that came up with it--though we've been doing it all along, when they thought of a way to make those feelings of love and caring become tangible and touchable in the form of an ink butterfly on skin, it's all the more comforting to those who need it.
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XxAmuFujibioshixX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student
That is very true. It is a beautiful movement, and I'm happy that I know of it. I'm going to show this to my best friend, who has just started to cut again on a daily basis. I hope that I can finally free her of this all...
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you infinite luck! I'll be praying for her! What's her name? I'll draw a butterfly for her too.
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XxAmuFujibioshixX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student
I'm not sure that either one would like me to give out their names, but thank you so much!!
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicknames, alias' then. ^-^ It's the thought that counts, I guess.
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XxAmuFujibioshixX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student
Mercy and KK :3
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^ Mmkay! Tell her I'm praying for her!
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