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Model left crying purple tears after eyeball tattoo goes wrong

Getting a tattoo for your eye is a very real possibility today. Scleral tattooing is the practice of tattooing the sclera, which is the white part of the eye. It's a pretty extreme practice and is relatively new to the scene

I didn't know this until now, but I suppose in this day and age, I shouldn't have been surprised. The procedure is apparently something that you can get done, though for what reason I'm not altogether sure about. But one thing is for definite – you need to do your research before jumping into that situation. At least, that's what this woman is saying after her tattoo went drastically wrong.

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Catt Gallinger, a model from Ottowa, Canada, learned the dangers of the procedure the hard way after she lost sight in one eye as a result of the tattoo. Initially, she claimed she wanted the tattoo so she would "feel more at home in my body".

She later called it a "massive mistake", and is warning others to be more careful than she was and to do the research into the possible dangers of such a procedure.

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"This was caused by undiluted ink, over injection, not enough/smaller injection sights," she explained in a post, which has now spread across the internet, "As it stands I will have to see a specialist and am at risk of being blind if it doesn't get corrected". As you can see from the photos, it looked as if she was crying purple tears as the residue escaped from her eye and ran down her face.

"I have been to the hospital three times, I had no furry pets to cause any dander, and I wash my hands every time I do anything with my eye, both before and afterwards.

"I was on antibiotic drops for the first week and a half and have been on steroid drops for four days now, with little success at bringing down the internal swelling. The external swelling lasted for almost a week."

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She then went on to make a plea to anyone out there considering the procedure to approach things differently than she did, as she now faces a long road to recovery.

"There are multiple people who can attest that my aftercare was good and any other part of what I am saying. 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."

"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 has since updated everyone to let them know that the pain and irritation has significantly reduced. Unfortunately, she has said that her eyesight hasn't improved, even though three weeks have gone by. It would be best if everyone takes Catt's warning to heart and avoid this kind of thing happening in the future.