Tattooed eyes, this stunning practice of coloring the eyeball by injecting ink. A white eye colored in red, green, blue, and sometimes black. The Eyeball Tattoos is an emerging mode. The tattooed eyeballs is a procedure more accurate and therefore more risky, because tattooing eyes can make you blind. Mace, a Brooklyn Rapper, wante to do as Alkaline Jamaican artist by tattooing his eyes black. He ended up with complications in his right eye. Since 2000s, more and more people want to get eyeball Tattoos.
Meaning of tattooed eyes
The meaning of these eyeball tattoos, far from their shape and color, is related to the area on which they were tattooed. As they say, “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. This is why tattooing this area is “like tattooing the soul”. This explanation may suggest that these tattoos have a deeper meaning. But, the reality is that many people choose this option for aesthetic reasons.
History of Tattooed eyes
Eyeball tattoos is a phenomenon that came straight from Brazil that has existed for a while. It has become the signature of several Mexican gangs and it is a practice increasingly adopted by singers / Jamaican people. The process is very simple consists to inject tattoo ink into the eyeball and more precisely in the sclera (the white of the eye), the layer that protects the eye. This is not really a tattoo but an injection.
Risks of eyeball tattooing
Ophthalmologists are very worried because the risk to reach the retina is possible. It is irreversible and some would become totally blind as was the case of this singer named Mace who wanted to follow the footsteps of the “famous” Alkaline and didn’t succeed. Several risks show up if tattooed people have previous eye problems.
Some other side effects are expected by putting too much ink in the eyes as headaches and extreme sensitivity to light. It can cause allergic reactions and chronic inflammatory, burning sensations whose eyeball tattooed people will suffer throughout life and at worst will lead them to the loss of sight.
For souls (really) insensitive, here’s a video showing the procedure :