Horrific tattoo mishap leaves Ottawa model with leaky eyeball

Catt Gallinger Model Goes Blind After Tattooing Eyeball

Catt Gallinger Model Goes Blind After Tattooing Eyeball

But shortly after receiving the treatment, her eye became swollen shut.

Gallinger told The Sun newspaper that she has had to spend hundreds of dollars on prescriptions so far and says that her modeling career is on hold for the time being.

Gallinger, who has a forked tongue, piercings and tattoos, has undergone painful procedures before, but she wrote on Facebook that immediately after the tattoo was done on Sep.

A model from Canada is warning people to "think twice" about a body modification practice quickly growing in popularity after "losing sight" in her right eye.

Asked why she wanted a sclera tattoo to begin with, Gallinger said the modification would help "make me feel more at home in my body".

Because of her tattoo infection, Catt may lose her vision in one eye, despite following proper aftercare procedures - although medical intervention will hopefully mitigate the damage.

Gallinger attributes her injures to allowing an inexperienced tattooist to inject her eye.

"Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research", she posted on Facebook. Because of the costly mistake, Gallinger states that she must see a specialist and that her purple eye is at risk of going blind if not rightfully treated.

"I have been to the hospital three times, I had no furry pets to cause any dander, and I wash my hands every time I do anything with my eye, both before and afterwards".

Steroid drops caused the injection to form a clump around the cornea area, The Daily Mail reported. In fact, he is working to make the procedure illegal.

I've been trying to ban this. To be clear, this is happening all the time, all over the world.

"During the first two weeks, he kept telling me it was fine, but I had a feeling that it wasn't normal", she said. Unfortunately, these copycats were not as well trained as Cobra and as a result, the procedure often ends badly.

"I took my eyesight for granted and trusted someone I shouldn't have".

Body modification artist Russ Foxx from Vancouver, Canada, told Huffington post that there were a number of known short-term risks associated with injecting too much ink during a sclera tattoo, including prolonged headaches, sensitivity to light, and staining of surrounding tissue due to ink migration.

That being said, she said that she is not sharing her story to cause any trouble for the tattoo artist but merely to warn people of the dangers of the procedure and to remind people to conduct thorough research regarding the procedure itself as well as the person who will do the procedure.

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