Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Man with the Eyeball Tattoo

There seems to be no end to stupidity and this man from Toronto, Canada is right up there at the top for crazy ideas.  He actually tattooed his eye by injecting the sclera with ink.  It took 40 injections of ink to complete the color transformation.  Despite the painful appearance, the eye can be easily anesthetized (numbed) so the needle does not hurt.

Despite the fact that this is reported as the "first" eyeball tattoo, I did a little research and other body manipulation fans have done the same thing.  All we can do as physicians is give people the scientific facts.  Here it is:

This type of body modification is extremely dangerous and could lead to blindness.

Thanks to KM for the tip

7 comments:

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KM said...

But I don't think there is anything to undue the tattoo of the sclera, maybe it will be a new area for ophthalmologists to research, but obviously why take the risk of losing your vision and eye over something that looks so unhealthy and unattractive.

"Guppy" Honaker said...

Skin tats are a major turn off for me (unless the tattoo is small and discrete - rare these days). But an eyeball tattoo? That's just disgusting - and how do you look him in the eyes as you talk?

Not only is he a fool, but the person who did the 'procedure' is crazy and open to any number of lawsuits should an infection result (even if unrelated).

- David

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tracy said...

i saw on a blog somewhere an eyeball tat that was just a tiny thing...i thought it was kind of cool...but that's me.....

Have Myelin? said...

Ewww....! I thought my daughter was crazy when she said there was an "eyeball massage" class she could take. She was a massage therapist.

UGH.

daphne said...

OMG!! really stupid. They risk there lives just to to be IN. our eyes is very important and we should take care of it. Don't be so silly=(

Anonymous said...

re that doesnt even look good :(