Eye tattooing or Corneal tattooing is the practice of tattooing the cornea of the human eye. Reasons for this practice include improvement of cosmetic appearance and the improvement of sight. Many different methods and procedures exist today, and there are varying opinions concerning the safety or success of this practice.
Recently a Delhi guy tried the ART and became the first Indian to do so.
The ‘tattoograher’ as he is known on Instagram is in fact, in the process of getting a full-body suit of tattoos. He told NDTV,
“AT THE MOMENT, I HAVE UNCOUNTABLE TATTOOS AND 22 PIERCINGS ON ME. EVENTUALLY, I WILL JUST HAVE ONE TATTOO: HEAD TO FINGER AND TOE TIPS.”
But that’s not all. He recently got his eyeball tattooed and claims to be the first Indian to have gone for a sclera tattoo where you ink the white part of your eye.
“OUT OF THE 7.5 BILLION WORLD POPULATION, ONLY A FEW HUNDRED HAVE IT. OUT OF THE 1.3 BILLION INDIAN POPULATION – I AM THE FIRST PERSON TO HAVE MY EYEBALLS PERMANENTLY TATTOOED.”
HOWEVER, it may look fancy or fascinating but it is a risky game to get a tattoo in your eye.
According to an article published by BusinessInsider: Getting tattoos and having tattoos removed are painful procedures, but a viral photo of an eye tattoo gone wrong takes tattoo-risks to a whole new level.
Refinery29 first reported on Catt Gallinger, a Canadian-based model who recently shared pictures of her infected and swollen eye after having it tattooed with purple ink. The site noted that Gallinger originally shared the information on Facebook and is continuing to update followers on her eye’s progress.
She posted on her Facebook :
Her original Post reads like this:
~*PLEASE SHARE THIS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE*~
(Whites of the eye tattoo)
For everyone inquiring about my eye.
so this was done by Eric Brown three weeks ago. As it stands I will have to see a specialist and am at risk of being blind if it doesn’t get corrected.
This was caused by undiluted ink, over injection, not enough/smaller injections sights. There are multiple people who can attest that my aftercare was good and any other part of what I am saying.
I am NOT sharing this with you to cause trouble, I am sharing this to warn you to research who you get your procedures by as well as how the procedure should be properly done.
I have been to the hospital three times, I had no furry pets to cause any dander, and I wash my hands every time I do anything with my eye, both before and afterwards.
I was on antibiotic drops for the first week and a half and have been on steroid drops for four days now, with little success at bringing down the internal swelling. The external swelling lasted for almost a week.
The photos show the day of (purple drop), the day after(swollen shut) and now three weeks later. I will add more throughout the process
Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.
I will be posting updates during the process publicly on my wall.