Did you know that people are having their eyeballs tattooed to change the color? Oddly enough, it is a modification that is catching on in some of the most fanatical corners of the body modification movement.
However, as you might expect, this procedure can be extremely dangerous and result in some very serious unintended consequences.
For example, a woman in Australia recently went blind for three weeks after she had her eyeballs tattooed the color blue.
The brave patient, Amber Luke, who lives near the Central Coast of New South Wales, has spent incredibly large sums of money on a variety of different body modifications over the years.
In total, she estimates that she has spent £14,000, or about $18,084 on all of her body modifications.
Those modifications include 200 tattoos, a breast augmentation, along with lip and cheek fillers. She has even had her tongue split, gotten ear spike implants inserted and had her earlobes stretched.
Her most daring modification procedure was getting her eyes tattooed blue, but unfortunately, something went horribly wrong. After the procedure, she was temporarily blind, and unable to see for an entire week.
24-year-old said that the pain was indescribable and that it felt like shards of glass were being rubbed into her eye.
She explained that the artist who was doing her procedure went too deep, which resulted in the blindness. When this procedure is done properly, it may be painful, but should not result in blindness.
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Luke says that her body modifications are something that has helped her deal with depression, which she was first diagnosed with at the age of 15.
However, her family is very upset by her recent modification, and believe that it was a step too far.
It is not clear if there will be any long term damage from this procedure, or if Luke will be able to make a full recovery.
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Officially, the tattooing of the eyeball is known as “Scleral tattooing” because the part of the eye that is being tattooed is known as the sclera.
In a successful procedure, the dye is not injected into the tissue, but between two layers of the eye, where it spreads out over a large area.
This procedure is very rare and is known to be extremely dangerous.