Eyeball tattoo, artist unknown.

15 Bizarre & Gut-Wrenching Eyeball Tattoos

Eyeball tattoos are not for everyone. The procedure needs to be precise, therefore risky.

minerva in Body Modifications

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.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Also known as CORNEAL TATTOOING - it is the practice of tattooing the cornea of the human eye for cosmetic/medical purposes.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Corneal tattooing is a procedure that is very difficult to perform precisely.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Recent from Body Modifications

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.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

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.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Tattooing the whites of the eye though, would look like this.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

This rare procedure stems a lot of debates & arguments concerning its safety & success. Risky stuff.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

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.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Some go for subtle eyeball tattoos.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Some go screamin'

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

There are reports that the tattooed area fades after time, depending on how it was applied or how the corneal tissues regenerated.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Such a bizarre & curious thing.

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Extreme couple!

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

Can you go just as far?!

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

And of course, women can definitely rock it. m/

Eyeball tattoo
Eyeball tattoo

So, what do you guys think?

Are eyeball tattoos good or no good?! 

minerva

@minerva

Hi! My name’`s Minnie, writer & Tattooer at Good Hand Tattoo Philippines. We specialize in creating All-original and Custom-designed Traditional tattoos. Please show your support by following our page on Facebook :-)

Follow

More from Author

We Recommend

Recent Staff Picks