I’ve never really understood why people would want to get their eyeballs tattooed because it just looks weird and not even really that cool and why the hell would you want to put needles anywhere near your eyes in the first place? But just in case you ever considered getting it done, here’s another horror story about why you shouldn’t let anyone even contemplate doing it.
32 year old law student and mother of five Anaya Peterson from Belfast thought that it was really cool when Australian model Amber Luke dyed her eyes blue back in 2019 – even though she went blind for three weeks as a result of it – and so decided to dye her own eyeballs purple and blue. Sadly though, the eyeball ink has left her hospitalised and facing permanent blindness after a negative reaction.
Here’s what she had to say about her experience:
I was just going to get one [eye tattoo] at first because I thought that if I go blind, at least I’ve got the other eye. I should have stuck with that. My daughter told me that I didn’t want to do that [the tattoo] asking, ‘What if you go blind?’ She wasn’t on board with it at all.
My [top] eyelid started to swell, and my bottom eyelid started to swell. It kept getting worse and worse. I looked like I’d done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson.
I took the option to go [to hospital] myself. They gave me surgery and took samples of my eye. They wouldn’t have been able to do it while I was awake, I would have been an absolute nightmare, so they put me to sleep.
I just wanted to be at home watching TV to be honest. I can’t even put it into words. It wasn’t nice at all whatsoever. It was traumatising to go through. I just remember thinking, I’m not doing that sh*t again, with the eye tattoo. I’m definitely not doing that sh*t again.
I’m kind of recovered – on the outside, it’s recovered. It’s just inside. I’m basically on the verge of going blind. I don’t have 20/20 vision anymore. From a distance I can’t see features on faces.
If I didn’t have my eyeballs tattooed, I wouldn’t be having this problem. Even today I woke up with more floaters in my eyes. And that is dangerous. I can’t get these eye tattoos out. I’m always going to have this problem. So, I basically think that as I get older, it’s just best to let me go blind.
When I’m 60 or 70, I don’t want to have to go to the eye doctor every two or three days. If I could go back in time, I would have done one black [eye tattoo] and left it. I would have done one black. Absolutely.
I tell my daughter not to care about the opinions of someone else because they’re just ordinary people like you. You have positive comments and negative comments, but the negative comments always overshadow the positive ones.
I would highly recommend and suggest that you do immense research. Make sure you ask the artists botched rate – the procedures that went wrong. I personally would also recommend mentally preparing yourself for seeing a needle go into your eyeball. The anxiety is high as hell.
Jesus Christ that’s a depressing read isn’t it?
Even weirder that she said that she would still get one of her eyeballs done black even after everything that’s happened. I get that she’s into body modification and whatever, but it seems kinda sad that she would still do it even though she knows she’s got five children that she needs to look after that she might not be able to give her full attention to on account of being blind.
Is that really worth the risk just more some funky eyeballs? Messed up – and hopefully enough to deter anyone reading this from ever doing anything as stupid as that.
For more of the same, check out this crazy Polish rapper who got his eyeballs tattooed – and much much more. Total freak.