Girl Gets Tattoo In Eyeball, Now Crying Purple Tears And Facing Blindness

Girl Gets Tattoo In Eyeball, Now Crying Purple Tears And Facing Blindness

24 year old Catt Gallinger's fun excursion into body art ended in horror when an eye tattoo left her partially blinded and oozing purple tears.

Catt Gallinger from Ottawa is recovering slowly but steadily over the past month following her decision to get a sclera tattoo, which colors in the whites of the eye. The simple act of tattooing your eye also puts you at risk of infection and inflammation, he says.

Shocking photos show the purple ink filling the white of her eye and "crushing" her cornea.

Catt told The Sun that she wanted to speak out about this to try to discourage other people from making the same mistake. They doctors gave her antibiotics, which caused her eye to swell.

We've definitely all had beauty experiments go wrong (I once got a pageboy haircut for example, and it did me no favors whatsoever), but the photos of Catt Gallinger's eye tattoo prove that sometimes, these things can get downright risky. She was then given steroid drops, but, as of now, the doctors still aren't sure if she will lose her vision or not.

But if they do, they should "look into not just the artist and their portfolio, but to talk to some of their clients, talk to other artists about them and get experiences beforehand". The model will sue the artist who performed the extreme procedure because her doctors concluded he might have used too much ink and a needle too big to color the eyes. "I didn't think people would think so lightly of this [tattooing the eye]", Cobra said. But she says medical professionals have informed her that she will likely never completely regain complete eyesight in the damaged eye.

With so few published papers about others who've had this procedure, it's also hard to speculate on Gallinger's prognosis and how her eye might look after it has fully healed.

The model also opened up about the many negative thoughts she has had after she got the scleral tattoo.

Gallinger, who is from Canada, explained how a recent attempt to tint the whites of her eye purple has almost cost her vision, The Independent reported.

Gallinger took to Facebook to warn others of the procedure saying, "Please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research". The best possible scenario is that her sight will remain a blurry mess.

"Most of the backlash is from people who don't understand why I chose to go public with this".

The 24-year-old said she went to hospital three times and is now looking at surgical options.


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