Much respect to the daredevils who survived it
... and our prayers go to those who have gone blind. Indeed, folks, tattooing is a bizarre and curious thing. You might be surprised to know that these aren't just done for beautification - but are also believed to improve eyesight! O__O In fact it's been practiced for almost 2000 years for medical purposes. Crazy but true. Scroll down if you have the guts to see these 15 bizarre & gut-wrenching eyeball tattoos.
Also known as CORNEAL TATTOOING - it is the practice of tattooing the cornea of the human eye for cosmetic/medical purposes.
Corneal tattooing is a procedure that is very difficult to perform precisely.
Did you know? It's being practiced since 150 AD! It was GALEN - Roman physician & philosopher & later Aetius (in 450 AD) who first attempted to mask the Leucomatous Opacities of the eye, such as in the 2 consecutive images.
Long before, physicians would cauterize the corneal surface with a heated stilet. Afterwards, they would apply the dye to the eye, using a variety of dyes such as powdered nutgalls & iron or pulverized pomegranate bark mixed with copper salt. Whew! This would then stain the cornea & correct the appearance of the patient's eye.
Tattooing the whites of the eye though, would look like this.
This rare procedure stems a lot of debates & arguments concerning its safety & success. Risky stuff.
More and more people are beginning to embrace body modifications---to the extremes of self-expression and that's okay. Because that's keepin it real.
Some go for subtle eyeball tattoos.
Some go screamin'
There are reports that the tattooed area fades after time, depending on how it was applied or how the corneal tissues regenerated.
Such a bizarre & curious thing.
Can you go just as far?!
And of course, women can definitely rock it. m/
So, what do you guys think?
Are eyeball tattoos good or no good?!