f you've ever considered getting an eyeball tattoo and thought to yourself, "what could possibly go wrong?" we're here to tell you the horrifying truth:
A LOT could go wrong. Horribly wrong, in fact.
Keep reading to hear about one woman's unfortunate experience with the bizarre new trend.
Warning: These images are not for the squeamish.
There are a lot of beauty trends that we just plain don't understand.
Take dead bug nail art, for example.
Why would you want dead bugs on your nails?
The normal response to finding a dead spider in your house is to flush it down the toilet so you never have to see it again, not encase it in acrylic to preserve it forever. On your hands no less.
So when we heard that eyeball tattoos have been gaining popularity recently, we were understandably disgusted.
The effect gives people an otherworldly appearance, and while it might be a cool idea for Halloween, living your life with evil-looking eyeballs doesn’t seem like the best decision.
The process involves a lot of precision, which is why, for God’s sake, if you are considering it, you’d want to someone who is trained, vetted, and licensed to do this sort of thing.
According to Popular Science, tattooing an eyeball safely is possible, but the procedure takes some finesse.
“The trick is getting the needle inside a barely-millimeter-wide gap between two layers of the eye,” says www.popsci.com.
“Ink needs to get between the conjunctiva and the sclera.”
The sclera is the white part of your eyeball.
For those who think plain-old white is so last season, you can get a variety of colors, ranging from blood red to lime green, injected into your eyes,
We’re guessing this look isn’t a big hit among employers, but hey, if you need green eyeballs, you can get green eyeballs.
And while the trend does seem to be taking off among fans of extreme body modification, there are still risks involved.
Take Catt Gallinger, for example.
She’s a model from Ontario, Canada who recently shared her horrific ordeal with an eyeball tattoo in a now-viral Facebook post.
Keep reading to hear the full story and to see her shocking photos.