‘Dragon Girl’ goes blind tattooing eyeballs
A woman who has spent over $37,000 modifying her body reveals she went blind for three weeks after getting her eyeballs tattooed with blue ink.
Amber Luke, 24, from NSW underwent an excruciating and dangerous 40-minute procedure to transform her eyes.
It was the latest in a string of body modifications the body piercer has done, included getting 200 tattoos on her body, having her tongue split and her earlobes stretched.
Blue-haired Amber has also had a boob job, cheek and lip fillers and pointed implants placed in her ears.
Amber, who calls herself the Blue Eyed White Dragon and first developed her bizarre fascination with extreme modifications at 16, said the eyeball job was the most dangerous procedure she has done to date.
Speaking to Barcroft Media, she said: "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.
"That happened four times per eye, that was pretty brutal. Unfortunately, my artist went too deep into my eyeball.
"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."
Amber said she hopes to fully cover her body with tattoos by March 2020 - but she won't get any more extreme modifications done.
She said: "I don't plan on getting any more body modifications that are extreme in that manner. So no more tongue splitting, no more eyeball tattooing."
Amber's mum Vikki said she broke down in tears when her daughter got the blue ink tattooed on her eyeballs.
Vikki added: "'Where do I start? I cried. I said a few choice words as anyone would. 'Why would you do that to yourself, knowing that there is a danger to it?'
"As we know as the parents, some kids will just do what they want to do, regardless of what we say.
"But I brought her into the world with the best skills that I could give, the best that I could give her it's just for me to be there and go along the journey with her. And prop her up, and love her.
"She never saw herself as being beautiful. She didn't see herself through my eyes.
"But I've supported her because I could actually see the transition, the growth and how it's made her come to who she is today.
"I think over time, I've learned to actually understand that it doesn't change you. It's the society's perception on it."
The self-professed "blue-eyed dragon" went all the way to America to add to her frightening look by getting a set of specially created fangs made to go inside her mouth.
And they're not just for aesthetics, as the tattoo lover admits they're sharp enough to pierce through skin - something she finds incredibly "pleasing".
Amber first started having issues with her body when she was 14, after being diagnosed with depression - and it was this news that made her determined to change her appearance.
She explained: "I didn't know who I was or what I wanted from life, but now I have the confidence to look however I want to. And I don't worry what I'm going to look like when I'm older."
And while she's often met with mixed reactions from strangers, with many often trolling her and leaving horrible comments, Amber isn't phased by what other people think.
She concluded: "I'm not harming anyone, I'm doing what I want to do and if it makes me get up in the morning and be a happy person, then so be it."
In other news, for more ink lovers, check out these pictures of people with outrageous face tattoos.
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This story first appeared in The Sun and is reproduced here with permission