For some people, getting body piercings or tattoos just isn't enough. Instead, some have taken it up a notch by getting extreme body modifications. This includes anything from facial tattoos and ear plugs to tongue splitting and implants. Yes, tongue splitting. Give it a google, you’ll be in for a surprise.
Another type of body modifcation procedure is getting your eyeball tattooed, called sclera staining. While it's not advised by doctors, it's exactly what Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model from Ottawa, did. She’s known for loving all things purple, and recently decided to have the sclera staining done using purple ink. The process involves ink being injected into the visible white part of the eye, creating a tinted hue.
There’s more to the story, though, so hold any squeamish reactions you may have.
When going ahead with the risky tattoo, she allowed her now ex-boyfriend, a body modification artist, to complete it, but the results soon became unbearable. The purple ink caused her eye to become puffy and she was unable to open it. This lasted for over three weeks, with Gallinger making several visits to the hospital. She was prescribed different medications to help treat the infected eye and doctors warned her that she was at risk of permanently losing her vision in that eye.
Gallinger admitts that her ex-boyfriend made several mistakes, including using too large of a needle and not using saline.
Gallinger took to social media, where she live streamed a video sharing her experience and frustration. In the video, she says "the procedure was done by someone who told me that they were experienced.” She then adds: “It is my fault that I believed him. It is my fault that I gave in when they repetitively asked me to do my eye.”
Last Sunday in another Facebook post, Gallinger shared her progress with more images of her infected eye, saying: “My eye was very painful and irritated but I started my new meds and so on Saturday the pain had receded a bit and became more bearable.”
She continued by adding: “My vision is blurry and there are doubles sometimes.”
[H/T: Washington Post]