BEACON TRANSCRIPT – In September, a Canadian woman revealed how her eyeball tattoo went wrong, and advised people to be extremely careful if they want to perform extreme body modifications. Soon after the procedure, she was left half blind and now, several months later, she is still in danger of losing her eye.
The eyeball tattoo went terribly wrong
Catt Gallinger, a Canadian model, wanted to color her eyeballs in purple. Therefore, she decided to undergo a risky procedure called scleral pigmentation, which is basically just a fancy name for an eyeball tattoo. The procedure consists of injecting colored ink into the top eyeball layer.
This procedure isn’t as dangerous if it is performed accordingly. All the ink must be diluted and injected gradually over a period of several days. However, Gallinger’s eyeball tattoo went terribly wrong from the beginning. She received undiluted ink in her eye, and all of it was injected in only 10 minutes.
Needless to say, her eyeball got infected and her eye got incredibly swollen. Her sight was affected, as she was left nearly blind. Even several months after the procedure, her condition still hasn’t improved. Moreover, she has to use teardrops once every 15 minutes so that her eye doesn’t dry up completely. If this happens, she might be forced to lose it.
All types of body modifications come with risks
This is one valuable lesson that everyone who wants to undergo a body modification procedure should learn. An eyeball tattoo is definitely not the most unsafe technique, so make sure you get thoroughly informed before taking such a drastic decision.
Among other dangerous practices, there is scarification. This consists of cutting deep into the skin to create scars arranged into different patterns. Usually, this is used as a ritual among some tribes, but anyone can try it. Branding is a similar procedure but, instead of cutting the skin, it is burned to create the pattern. The risks are minimized if these modifications are performed by a professional, but complications can always appear.
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