About me: Virgil is your average everyday person: enjoys salty foods, singing and stabbing people
Since he was young he would keep hurting himself at any opportunity, not out of depression or trauma, he simply loved it, the feeling of pain, the sound of flesh tearing, the look of a fresh wound etc and etc
This led to him gathering a wide collection of stitches over time, enough that his doctors warned him that any more injuries and he might just fall apart
Virgil responded in the most reasonable way, by hurting his doctors instead! if he couldn't hurt himself he'll just have to hurt others!