I can’t understand why once beautiful women choose to go under the knife.
Okay, so you want your boobs bigger or a butt lift – but please, please, ladies leave your face alone!
Caitlin Gallinger, 24, was once a relatively carefree female living in Ottawa.
For some bizarre reason, known only to her, she thought getting an eye tattoo would be a fantastic idea.
But unsurprisingly taking a needle loaded with ink into the eye area had devastating effects.
Now she is considering surgically removing the eye.
Caitlin had the tattoo done in September on the white of her right eyeball.
She claims the tattoo artist, her then-boyfriend, did not dilute the ink, and used too much of it when he gave her the eyeball tattoo.
Soon after Caitlin experienced purple ink leaking from her eye and excruciating pain.
Weeks later, the eye was still swollen and she was at risk of losing her sight in that eye.
She was hospitalized three times.
‘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 said on Facebook.
Now, three months after getting the tattoo, she says she can barely open the eye without significant effort.
‘This is beyond heartbreaking,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘Since I’ve always been honest on here, I will continue to be. My hope is gone. I’m very close to asking for removal.. I’m so tired of it all,’ she said.
Caitlin, who works as a model, has dozens of other tattoos. She even underwent a procedure to surgically split her tongue.
‘Body modification is something that is growing more popular every day. It’s a big part of my life,’ she told Time.
‘I have a lot of my friends who have had [eyeball tattoos] done and have had it done well. It was something I was interested in.’
She said that she agreed to get the eyeball tattoo because her then-boyfriend, who performed the procedure, pressured her into letting him do it.
However doctors warn that eye tattoos, which were first performed about a decade ago, could have serious risks.
‘There are a substantial number of short-term risks associated with this procedure,’ according to an April report in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
‘Long-term effects on the eyes and vision are still unknown, but in a worst case scenario could include loss of vision or permanent damage to the eyes.’
Check out an emotional video from Caitlin below: