Canadian woman could go blind after getting her eyeball tattooed

Model warns of eye tattoo dangers after hers goes wrong

Model warns of eye tattoo dangers after hers goes wrong

The Canadian model attempted to dye the whites of her eyes purple at a tattoo parlor, but ended up with a botched job that might ultimately leave her blind in her left eye.

It all began when the 24-year-old former animal nutritionist and current model, Catt Gallinger, decided to make a pioneering tattoo in her eye.

Glantz said he knows of very few that offer scleral tattoos despite the growing fascination with the procedure. The tattoo was meant to have tinted her sclera, the white part of her eye, but instead went terribly wrong, causing pain and possible permanent impairment. But when her eye was swollen shut the next morning, Gallinger realized she made a bad mistake. These caused her eye to swell and the ink to start streaming out.

Gallinger says she's sharing her story so publicly to try and prevent anyone else from making her mistake and attempting to get an eye tattoo.

The American Optometric Association, meanwhile, advises against such procedures, warning of great risks for infection and blindness.

In a series of posts shared several thousand times on Facebook, Gallinger took it upon herself to inform others of the dangers of sclera tattoos, and has been posting regular updates since her surgery in mid-September.

The images, posted to her Facebook account, show the former pet nutritionist in various stages of recovery.

She was then given steroid drops, but these only exacerbated her condition further, causing the purple substance to clump around the cornea area.

Catt's hoping she'll regain her full eyesight again, but it's definitely a sobering reminder that cosmetic procedures can go really, really wrong if you're not careful.

"There is hemorrhage and sclera tearing from the size of needle used, depth and amount if ink".

"I've had people tell me I deserve to die, that I deserve to be blind".

"Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research", she said.

She documented her ordeal on Facebook, stating her eye first began to bleed purple ink before swelling shut.

The model also opened up about the many negative thoughts she has had after she got the scleral tattoo. She told The Sun newspaper that people should look beyond the artist's portfolio and talk to some of their clients in order to make sure that person is highly recommended.

"I want to warn others not to do this".

My mental health is holding pretty strong today, so I'm going to keep fighting. "I would never recommend that this is a good decision".

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