Getting an eyeball tattoo is a risky procedure to choose – even if it goes well, it can’t be all that pleasant having someone injecting ink into your eyes.
It turns out that when it goes wrong it can literally damage your eyesight forever, as proven by model Catt Gallinger, who is now facing a long recovery from the procedure.
The tattoo went so badly that she was left crying purple tears and has lost the sight in one of her eyes. She initially got it to feel “more at home in my body” but now she’s warning others of the dangers of getting a sclera tattoo. She said:
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.
Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.
That is just so grim. I mean, I’ve always felt pretty squeamish about the thought of an eye tattoo as it is, but that has officially put me off for life.
It’s nearly as bad as the woman whose eye was devoured after she left a contact lens in for six months.