'My hope is gone': Model with purple tattoo on her eyeball
now risks losing her sight
A model risks losing her eye after an attempt to tattoo her eyeball left
her partially blind and crying purple tears.
Two months ago, 24-year-old Catt Gallinger of Ottawa, Canada, decided to
have a purple scleral tattoo, which
is when the sclera, or white part of the eyeball, is injected with dye.
But just hours after allowing her then boyfriend to inject the purple ink
into her left eye, it was clear something
had gone wrong when her eye started leaking and became swollen,
causing her sight to blur.
Now she’s facing the prospect of losing the vision in her eye completely.
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(Whites of the eye tattoo)
In an emotional Facebook post, the model has revealed that she is in so much
pain she fears she might need to have her eyeball removed.
“This is beyond heartbreaking,” she wrote. “I CANNOT open it at all without
significant effort. 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.”
Gallinger also issued a heartfelt plea to others to think twice
about getting eye tattoos.
“This was caused by undiluted ink, over injection, not enough/smaller injections
sights,” she explains. “I am NOT sharing this with you to cause trouble,
I am sharing this to warn you to research who you get your procedures by
as well as how the procedure should be properly done.”
Gallinger goes on to say that she has been to the hospital three times, has been
treated with antibiotic and steroid drops, and is now facing surgery.
“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 says.