People cut themselves because they think that it is a way to release all of the pain that they are feeling in their life, without committing suicide. To them, the loss of blood never comes to mind and they learn to accept the pain.
In my opinion it's thought that, or at least believed that if you are in great mental anguish, feeling some sort of physical pain will redirect ur thoughts... thus alleviating, and redirecting ur thoughts. I'm my opinion
Not all emo people cut, and there are people who do cut, but aren't emo. It's as simple as that. Some emos cut for attention, they think it will make them emo. It won't, that just makes the stereotype worse. Some emos cut, because they have actual reasons for it. Some people who aren't emo, cut for attention too, and some have actual reasons for it. I used to self-harm, but do you know my story? No you don't. Never judge people please, and don't make fun of them and say they're stupid or etc for cutting or any form of self-harm. It can make things worse, also get to know the person. Learn their story, and their reasons.
not all emos cut..some have just been through a lot and when they cut them selves it relieves their pain..in some way..but i think you should listen to the son when she cries by Britt Nicole. it tells u some of the reasons why people cut,and how it makes them feel