Woman Who Tattooed Her Eyeballs Blue and Purple is Now Going Blind

Woman Who Tattooed Her Eyeballs Blue and Purple is Now Going Blind

I can’t imagine what would possess anyone to tattoo their eyeballs. And trust me, I like tattoos. I just got my first one about a year ago, and my second one about a week ago, so it’s not that I have anything against tattoos, it’s just that some places on the human body should remain tattoo-free for a reason… and this story is proof of that. A mother, who was trying to copy an online influencer, decided to tattoo one eyeball blue and the other purple… and now, she’s going blind. This woman has a 7-year-old child, who she won’t be able to “see” grow up.

What on earth did this woman expect would happen after “coloring” her eyeballs with poisonous ink?

Daily Mail reported that a mum-of-five has admitted she regrets not listening to her seven-year-old daughter’s warning she could go blind if she got her eyeballs tattooed – because she’s now losing her sight.

Law student Anaya Peterson was inspired by ‘blue-eyed dragon’ Amber Luke, an Australian model who got her eyeballs inked blue in 2019 – before going temporarily blind for three weeks.

Anaya, who is 32 and from Belfast, was left hospitalised by the eye alteration and is facing permanent blindness after a suspected reaction to the eyeball ink

The mum, who also has a tongue split and facial tattoos, now says she wishes she could have done things differently.

The body modification fanatic got her right eyeball tattooed blue in July 2020 and despite dealing with headaches and dry eyes as ‘part of the healing process’, decided to get her left eye dyed purple in December that year.

After months without complications, Anaya was shocked to wake up in August last year with ‘swollen’ eyelids as though her ‘face had been inflated with air’ and looking like she’d done ‘five rounds with Mike Tyson’.

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As the swelling continued to get worse and worse, Anaya checked herself into the hospital’s A&E ward, after prescribed antibiotics did nothing to reduce the ‘severe inflammation’.

The tattoo enthusiast had ‘medication given through a drip’ for three days, before having a biopsy performed on her problematic eyeball the following day.

Anaya claims that her daughter India was never on board with the unusual tattoo, as she feared that her mum would ‘go blind’ – which she claims she now faces as her sight deteriorates.

Anaya said: ‘I was just going to get one [eye tattoo] at first because I thought that if I go blind, at least I’ve got the other eye. I should have stuck with that.

‘My daughter told me that I didn’t want to do that [the tattoo] asking, ‘what if you go blind?’ She wasn’t on board with it at all.

This woman should have listened to her much-smarter, more mature 7-year-old daughter. If she had, she might not be going blind right now.

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