A woman identified as Anaya Peterson is on the verge of going blind after getting tattoos on both her eyeballs.
The mother of five has steadily been losing her vision sometime after she got the second vivid blue tattoo on her other eye.
She had been trying to emulate the Australia model Amber Luke who went blind for three weeks but later got her vision back.
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This doesn’t seem to be the case for 32-year-old Peterson who might lose her sight for good.
She revealed that she’d been worried she could go blind so had only considered one eye but had later got the tattoo on the other eye.
“I was just going to get one [eye tattoo] at first, because I thought that if I go blind, at least I’ve got the other eye. I should have stuck with that,” Peterson told Kennedy News. “My daughter told me that I didn’t want to do that [the tattoo] asking, ‘What if you go blind?’ She wasn’t on board with it at all.”
The body modification enthusiast has a split tongue and numerous tattoos.
The Belfast, Northern Ireland-based woman was left hospitalized by the eyeball modification after a potential reaction to the ink, and now claims she is at risk for developing cataracts.
“I don’t have 20/20 vision anymore. From a distance, I can’t see features on faces, if I didn’t have my eyeballs tattooed, I wouldn’t be having this problem. Even today I woke up with more floaters in my eyes. And that is dangerous.”
The complications are said to be caused by a potential reaction to the ink which cannot be removed.
“I just wanted to be at home watching [TV] to be honest. I can’t even put it into words. It wasn’t nice at all whatsoever, It was traumatizing to go through. I just remember thinking, ‘I’m not doing that s – – t again, with the eye tattoo. I’m definitely not doing that s – – t again.’ “
“I’m kind of recovered — on the outside, it’s recovered. It’s just inside. I’m basically on the verge of going blind, if I could go back in time, I would have done one black [eye tattoo] and left it. I would have done one black. Absolutely.”
“I tell my daughter not to care about the opinions of someone else because they’re just ordinary people like you, You have positive comments and negative comments, but the negative comments always overshadow the positive ones.”
“Unfortunately, my artist went too deep into my eyeball, If your eyeball procedure’s done correctly, you’re not supposed to go blind at all.”
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