Weird Eye Tattoos
Contrary to popular belief, corneal tattooing has been in practice for decades, at least since the late 19th century. The procedure was performed to correct a person's cornea if it became injured or damaged, and to correct corneal opacities. However, corneal tattooing became obsolete when contact lenses were developed and had the ability to mask such abnormalities. Eventually, tattoo artists and doctors began experimenting with corneal tattooing again, and got positive results. Below is a look at people who've had corneal tattooing done for medical and cosmetic purposes.
Beginning the Injection
There's nothing new about this procedure. Corneal tattooing was commonplace in the late 19th and early 20th century, when it was used to correct corneal scarring and leucoma opacities. Today, people even allow their eyes to be lasered during the LASIK procedure. The idea of corneal tattooing being done solely for aesthetic purposes, however, is a new concept.
Blue Sclera Anyone?
This tattoo artist got especially creative here and decided to tattoo straight onto the eyeball.
Red Ink Eye Tattoo
Goth metal heads always have to one up each other. Shaving one's eyebrows and replacing them with mini punk spikes was cool. Then Sven came along and tattooed his sclera red, showing everyone up.
Tattooing a Discolored Cornea
Dr. Jeanette Carlisle, an ophthalmic surgeon in Durban, South Africa, went to Dave Edwards tattoo studio and asked his advice on tattooing the cornea. After practicing on pig eyes for a couple months under the guidance of Dr. Carlisle, Edwards was ready to operate. Five minutes later, the patient's eye had been corrected.
Sanitation is a big part of the tattoo and medical fields. Clean hands prevent infection to the area being operated on and prevent the transmission of diseases. These dirty nails raise concerns for the person featured here.
Cornea Tattoo Behind Blue Eyes
Doctors tattoo the cornea if it becomes injured or damaged after trauma, such as a laceration or burn. Now people can get their cornea tattooed by a competent tattoo artist.
Finished Blue Eyeball
Pauly Unstoppable - cool name - was the first person from Toronto to ever successfully receive an experimental eyeball tattoo. If only the rest of Canada was as cool as Pauly Unstoppable.
Yellow Eyeball Tattoo
Asking, "Do you ever feel like you're being watched?" Is a great conversation starter to use with someone who has an intense, glittering, electric-yellow tattoo on their eyeball.
Red Corneal Tattoo
The newest craze running through the vampire underground is corneal tattooing. Apparently, the risks associated with mere humans (blood vessel damage, perforation, hemorrhage, and infection) are of no concern to immortal vampires.
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