NEW YORK POST – Amber Luke, 24, who calls herself the “Blue Eyes White Dragon,” underwent the agonizing 40-minute procedure to fulfill this vision of herself.
“I can’t even begin to describe to you what the feeling was like, the best thing I can give you is once the eyeball was penetrated with the ink, it felt like [the tattoo artist] grabbed 10 shards of glass and rubbed it in my eye,” Luke told Barcroft TV.
I don’t have any tattoos so I don’t have first-hand experience on the pain that comes from shoving ink deep into your skin for all eternity; however, I once accidentally used a contact solution that was apparently not meant to ever come into contact with your eye (still don’t understand this), and it was like pouring sulfuric acid on my eyeball.
So yeah, I would imagine that sticking a needle in your EYE would be much more painful, for a much longer period of time. Comparable to, oh, let’s say, having “10 shards of glass rubbed in your eye.”
“It was very intense and very painful. My eyes got held open while a syringe was injected into my eye four times per eye.”
Not my idea of a good time, but to each their own. Everyone deserves to be happy and everyone should get exactly what they want out of life. (Within reason and as long as it doesn’t hurt others – let’s not be crazy here.) If going through the personal pain and suffering of making her sclera blue was going to make Amber happy, then by all means. After all, women bear the pain of having their vaginas ripped open for a child they want, what’s a little eye prick?
Except… the procedure pain wasn’t even the worst part.
According to Luke, her tattoo artist had gone “too deep” into the sclera.
“If your eyeball procedure’s done correctly, you’re not supposed to go blind at all. I was blind for three weeks. That was pretty brutal,” she said.
I would put vision at the top of the “things we take for granted” list, mostly because the majority of us have never had it any other way. Our sight has always just sorta been there, so of course we don’t think about what it would be like to NOT have it.
But what if *BOOM* it’s all of a sudden taken from you for three weeks? What the fuck do you for THREE whole weeks?!! How can you work, hell, how do you even get to work? What do you do with your free time to keep yourself from losing your mind? You can’t watch tv, read, run, walk, or really exercise, at least not without major assistance. Even the home you think you know inside and out, without sight, becomes a death trap.
You take comfort in the fact that it’s a temporary condition… but what if it’s not? What if something went horribly wrong and your vision never comes back? Or comes back severely damaged? How do you deal with ALL of that knowing YOU did this to yourself, that this happened because of something YOU chose for yourself?
Fortunately, this was not the case for Amber.
Amber said she has ‘no regrets’ over her 10-year transformation.
‘I’m not worried what I’m going to look like when I’m older, I understand that everyone ages and I don’t think anyone will be looking too “pretty” at 70 years old… At the end of the day, it’s the only thing I can take to my grave with me.’
Well that and a body “fully covered” by tattoos that she hopes to have by March 2020. #Goals
(P.S. Here are her eyes pre-procedure.)