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Eyeball Tattoos; Do at Your Own Risk:

Eyeball Tattoos; Do at Your Own Risk:
November 29
15:00 2017

Eyeball Tattoos; For the Most Extreme:

Eyeball Tatoos, they are becoming more and more prominent now a days. It is a while yet, we do believe, before they will be close to common place. But you do see more and more of them, especially at conventions around the world.
But for now, they remain something that is only for the most extreme.

It is not like we do not understand, peoples desire to change their look. It is the same as any other tattoo in principle, changing your appearance, to fit with your identity. However, it should be known that it is still extremely stigmatized, so people should think very carefully, before getting it done.

With that being said, it is fascinating to see what people do with it. Some people go the dark way and get their eyes dyed totally black, others go for bright colors and others again go for something entirely different.
People do it for various different reasons as well. Some people do it because they feel like another species, some because they want to be scary and others again just find it pretty.

Incomplete Science:

No matter the reason or goal with doing it, there are some facts we believe people should consider.
The procedure for getting your eyeball tattooed, at least when you want the entire thing dyed, is to insert tattoo ink via syringe. In other words; you insert a syringe into the white of the eye and pump ink into it.

There are some immediate and obvious risks: Your artist will need to have a very steady hand, as the slightest stab too deep, can irreparably damage your eye. But sadly for many people that have done this, the risks don’t stop there.
Indeed even if the procedure goes off without a hinge, there can still be any number of complications.

Like with any other tattoo, your body will try to reject the ink, it might get an allergic reaction or an infection might occur. However, in the case of tattooing the eyeball these complications, can have a way worse outcome than with most other tattoos. Indeed permanent loss of sight, either partial or complete, is one of the main risks. You can also be in the risk of actually losing your eye, mainly due to infections or allergic reactions. Here we do not mean going blind, we are talking about having to have your eyeball amputated.

Final Comments:

We know this article was a bit grim, but we want to create awareness about this. Especially towards any young people wanting to do this. We are not saying that you shouldn’t do it. What we are mainly trying to say, is that you need to be extremely careful, if you insist on having this done. Many reactions won’t occur immediately, it can take quite some time. The best advice would honestly be to wait, wait until the procedure has been perfected. This will minimize all risks.

We hope you will listen to our advice, feel free to let us know your thoughts. Please keep your eye on Mediazink for more awesome articles. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram (@Mediazink_Official), for more awesome articles and other content.

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Mads

Mads

Mads W. K.
Masters of science in Sociology (Cand. Scient. Soc.), from the University of Copenhagen, who specializes in embodiment sociology, but especially in tattoos and tattoo culture etc.

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