A 24-year-old Australian woman, Amber Luke, who spent over $37,000 on extreme tattoos, piercings, and other physical modifications, has revealed that she was blinded for three weeks after inking her eyeballs blue.
The lady who calls herself the “Blue Eyes White Dragon,” underwent the agonizing 40-minute procedure to fulfill this vision of herself.
The body piercing pro from the Central Coast of New South Wales has “about 200 tattoos” all over her body. Other enhancements include breast, lip, cheeks and whimsical elf-like ear implants.
But the most dangerous procedure she has done to date, was having blue dye injected all over the whites of her eyes, then temporarily losing her sight because of what she called a botched ink job.
Speaking to Barcroft Media, Amber Luke said:
“I can’t even begin to describe to you what the feeling was like, the best thing I can give you is once the eyeball was penetrated with the ink, it felt like [the tattoo artist] grabbed 10 shards of glass and rubbed it in my eye.
According to Luke, her tattoo artist had gone “too deep” into the sclera.
“If your eyeball procedure’s done correctly, you’re not supposed to go blind at all. I was blind for three weeks. That was pretty brutal.”
In an earlier interview, Amber Luke told Daily Mail Australia about the nightmarish procedure:
“It was very intense and very painful. My eyes got held open while a syringe was injected into my eye four times per eye.”
Amber Luke, who also has a snake-like split tongue and stretched earlobes, said she doesn’t plan on any more “extreme” body modifications. However, she does plan to be covered in tattoos from head to foot by the time she is 25 next spring – March 2020.
“I don’t plan on getting any more body modifications that are extreme in that manner. So no more tongue splitting, no more eyeball tattooing.”
Amber Luke’s mum Vikki said she broke down in tears when her daughter got the blue ink tattooed on her eyeballs. Vikki added:
“’Where do I start? I cried. I said a few choice words as anyone would. ‘Why would you do that to yourself, knowing that there is a danger to it?’
“As we know as the parents, some kids will just do what they want to do, regardless of what we say.
“But I brought her into the world with the best skills that I could give, the best that I could give her it’s just for me to be there and go along the journey with her. And prop her up, and love her.
“She never saw herself as being beautiful. She didn’t see herself through my eyes.
“But I’ve supported her because I could actually see the transition, the growth and how it’s made her come to who she is today.
“I think over time, I’ve learned to actually understand that it doesn’t change you. It’s the society’s perception on it.”