Unlike many, I have never understood the obsession with tattoos. Even less so, now that inking your eyeballs has become a thing. Even if you go blind.
I believe that many folk will regret some or all of their tats as they grow older.
Nevertheless, they’re a “thing”, and his week during my fashion research, I’ve come across 5 stories about tattooing the whites of your eyes.
This particular obsessive forked out more than £30,000 on body modifications and claims she only found happiness after getting her eyeballs coloured blue – despite going temporarily blind.
She said: “My eyeballs caused me the most immense pain I’ve endured so far, but they’re worth it! “Every morning when I wake up and look at my eyeballs, it makes me happy because blue is my absolute favourite colour!”
“I can’t even begin to describe to you what the feeling was like, the best thing I can give you is once the eyeball was penetrated with the ink, it felt like [the tattoo artist] grabbed 10 shards of glass and rubbed it in my eye.
“If your eyeball procedure is done correctly, you’re not supposed to go blind at all. I was blind for three weeks. That was pretty brutal.”
Explaining how her love for tattoos developed, as she got older, she began to cover more of her body in ink, which now boasts a number of face tattoos and eyeball colouring. She even had her tongue split and had a silicone implant in her eye to look like a ‘pixie’.
The jury is out there – do you find this attractive or not?
It’s a no from me. The question is – will changing your body so radically make you truly happy?