Remember the phrase "cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye"? Why do people say it? For most of us, it's because the idea of getting a needle stuck in our eye is absolutely terrifying. However, for some people who have a lot of courage and a high pain tolerance, it's well worth it in order to get eyeball ink. While it's obviously not for everyone, what trend hasn't been considered shocking or strange at one point or another? There was a time when it was considered freaky for a guy to wear an earring (gasp). So, let's take a peek at the world of eyeball tattoos.
Horror stories. If you Google "eyeball tattoos," most of the top results are news articles about eyeball tattoos gone wrong. Horror stories where a sighted person gets an eyeball tattoo and winds up going blind. Articles that make eyeball tattooing sound incredibly dangerous.
What exactly are the risks involved? It's difficult to determine how risky it is to get an eyeball tattoo. If you search any websites run by ophthalmologists or optometrists, they highly caution you against getting an eyeball tattoo, period. But as far as statistics and raw data, there just isn't enough information available.
Doing your research. As with getting any tattoo, it's always recommended that you do your research first. When it comes to your eyes, you of course want to find a tattoo artist with the proper knowledge, skills, training and experience before you get in the chair.