The woman whose eyeball tattoo went horribly wrong has said she is considering surgically removing the eye.
Canadian woman Caitlin Gallinger, 24, has suffered swelling and other side effects following a September tattoo on the white of her right eyeball in Ottawa.
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.
Her eye began leaking purple ink and hurting intensely shortly after she received the tattoo, she said in a Facebook post.
Weeks later, the eye was still swollen shut and she was at risk of losing her sight in that eye after three hospitalizations, she said.
‘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.
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.
Gallinger, who works as a model, already has dozens of other tattoos and underwent a procedure to surgically split her tongue, making it forked.