'Pencil scars' are apparently a thing and loads people are sharing pictures of theirs

'Pencil scars' are apparently a thing and loads people are sharing pictures of theirs

You're six years old. You're in school, sat at your desk, having a bit of banter with your mate Jeremy when the complete poop head decides it would be funny to go for your hand with a pencil. Skip to 15 years later, you still have a grey freckle from the stabbing incident and you're not sure why it never went away.

You're not alone. It turns out a whole lot of us had Jeremy's at school - and we've got the receipts to back it up. This came to light when one #pencilgate victim recently took to Twitter to inquire if anyone else still had battle scars and hundreds of people responded with their stories and photographic evidence. Stay strong, pencil stabbing victims, we'll get through this together.

This victim knew he wasn't the only one and went on a mission to find others like him

And boy did he find them

Soon enough all of the victims were coming out

The craziest stories ensued

Including this girl who was literally almost blinded by a pencil

This very flirty interaction

This horrifying tale

And this very foolish young man

Surely it's time to start a support group?

Pencil stabbing victims anonymous  (PSVA) anyone?

Pencil scars are pretty traumatic and all, but some other people decide to give themselves horrifying permanent marking deliberately. Check out these ten people who must have instant regret after getting tattoos of viral trends.