Whilst I think it’s almost universally accepted that tattoos are cool these days, I still can’t really understand why people would want to get their eyeballs tattooed because it just looks freaky and there’s a chance that you could end up going blind like the woman in this story as well.
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26 year old Sarah Sabbath explained that her tattooist had botched the process and didn’t use enough saline solution, meaning that there was way too much ink and not enough water and screwing up her vision:
When I got my eyes done, the guy didn’t put enough saline solution into it. It had too much ink instead of more of a water solution, so I went blind from my eye tattoo.
I had a very difficult time doing anything – I could not watch TV, I didn’t like being around bright lights and I didn’t like being outside.
I got very, very depressed from it.
I ended up going to an eye doctor and got several eye drops for my eyes, and they’ve gotten better, but they still bother me pretty bad.
I was bullied a lot when I was younger because I’m very hairy, so I had bushy eyebrows and hairy legs and my teeth are very crooked.
I don’t regret getting any of the tattoos I have now because I feel more myself now than I did then.
For me it was kind of a way to find myself, and the pain that I endured made me feel stronger about myself, so it made me a better person.
I think I’ve spent on my tattoos around $3,000-$4,000 [£2.1k – £2.9k].
It helps me express myself, helps me feel me.
I would describe my aesthetic as modern art.
I want to get more tattoos because, for me, it’s just a way of life.
It’s just a part of me.
Yeah, I’m not really sure if that’s what the definition of blind actually means, although it dies sound like a very scary and awful time for Sarah don’t get me wrong. Kinda sounds like she can still kinda see and function though and hasn’t had her entire vision taken away and that can only be a good thing, right?
Definitely doesn’t make me want to get my eyeballs done but it sounds as if she’s doing OK despite partially losing her vision? Make your own mind up I guess.
For more of the same, check out when the same thing happened to the Dragon Girl after she got her eyeballs done. You really gotta be careful with them.