Tattooed model divides opinion after getting giant quote inked on face
Tattoos will always be a subject of social contention. On one side, there those who believe tattoos are vulgar markings for the unwashed masses; a mistake that an individual will come to regret later in their life. And on the other side, there are those that see tattoos as expressive pieces of art; a way of showcasing more of their personality without having to say a single word.
And tattoos are growing in popularity. As social acceptance grows, more and more people recognise the positives behind tattoos, and don't just see them as something sailors or prisoners have. In fact, a 2016 US poll found that 29% of people had a tattoo, up from 21% four years prior.
Amber Luke explains why she's had over $25,000 worth of tattoo and modifications:
However, whether you're a fan of tattoos or not, I think it's safe to say that the majority of us would never choose to have an inking on our face. Well, that's exactly what tattoed model Amber Luke - AKA Blue Eyes White Dragon - has done.
After getting her first tattoo when she was just 14-year-old, Luke became hooked. She originally got tattoos as a means of battling depression, but now she has been inked over 100 times, and nearly every inch of her body is covered.
Her unique appearance has made her incredibly popular on Instagram, and Luke loves to share her various tattoos, piercings, and modifications with her 124,000+ followers.
Here's what Luke looked like before her many facial inkings:
Now, despite already having several tattoos on her face, Luke's most recent tattoo - a giant quote on her cheek that reads, "they come they go" - has caused quite a stir in her comments section.
Explaining why this particular inking was so sentimental, Luke said:
"This means a lot to me. So many people have walked out of my life when I needed them the most – so many people I loved with all my heart decided to break it into thirds.
“I’m a strong. But God damn, It hurts. This is to represent all the positive moments I had with those now strangers."
Many of the comments supported the new inking, with fans asking if it hurt and if Luke intended to get any more. For example, Instagram user feegzz_22 writing: "You’re such an inspiration and it’s not because of the tattoos (even though they’re fricken amazing art) it’s because you’re not afraid to be who you are, you’re so damn strong and you don’t apologise for not fitting into society’s norm and I f***ing love that."
However, some of Luke's critics took shots at the new inking, forcing Amber to edit her original caption, stating that "any negativity will be deleted and you will be blocked".
Unbelievably, Luke still isn't recognized as Australia's "most modified youth":
What do you think of Luke's new inking? Is she a great inspiration to those for living the way she wants to live? Or is this new facial tattoo a step too far?