Tattoos are beautiful. They often enhance the look and feel of the body. Tattoos are both a work of art and an expression for the person who gets inked. People have posted pictures of themselves with tattoos on almost every part of their bodies. But did you know that even the eyeballs can be tattooed? Yes, you read it right! A professional tattoo artist and piercer himself, a Delhi-based man got his eyeballs tattooed! This is how he looks now:
Karan was always fascinated about tattoos, so much that he started tattooing as a hobby when he was just a lad of 16. His passion towards the art form saw him opening a store of his own. As time went by, his love for tattoos evolved and he started tattooing himself for a “full bodied suit”. Six months into the same, he decided to go for something unique and that’s when he decided to go for eyeball tattooing.
But is it good for the eyes?
Known as “scleral tattoos”, eyeball tattoos are done by injecting dark ink into the white portion of the eyeballs. Although the long term effects of injecting ink into the eyes are unknown, in many cases the delicate procedure has gone horribly wrong. Recently in Canada, a model almost got her eyes permanently damaged while undergoing scleral eye tattoos done.
In an interview with Cheena Kapoor from DNA, Karan said:
“I always wanted to get something like this done and thus made sure that I get it done from the person who invented eyeball tattooing a decade back — Howard Smith.”
The procedure costs lakhs of rupees and Karan has reportedly got it done from the famous Australian tattoo artist Howard Smith, who Karan says invented scleral tattoos about a decade ago.
In a Facebook video posted on his profile, Karan claims that his eyes are healthy and in good condition, however, he did admit that the experience felt like red hot needles entering his eyeballs. Later, he said:
“Pain is just a fear and limitation in the mind.”
For anyone who wishes to undergo such a procedure, Karan has only one advice: to choose the professional carefully.