Tattoos look great, but they can go horribly wrong if not done on the right body part or the right way. 24-year-old model Catt Gallinger tried to get her sclera (white part of the eye) tinted with purple ink, which has left her partially blind.
Gallinger is now trying to create awareness about the issue on social media and urging people to be careful when getting the procedure done.
“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,” she said. “Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.” she said in a Facebook post.
Gallinger revealed that purple pink oozed out of her eye on the day of procedure. The next day, it had got infected and became swollen. Three weeks later, the internal swelling remained and doctors warned that she could go blind.
She has said that she will be taking legal action against the body modification artist.
“The procedure was done by someone who told me that they were experienced. 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,” she said in a video.
Body modification procedures, also known as ‘body mods’ include anything that change a person’s anatomy or experience. Body tattoos and ear piercings are the most common forms of body modification, but in recent years more extreme procedures such as eyeball tatooing and tongue splitting have also become quite popular. The procedures require extreme care and can result in hazardous consequences if not done properly.