A woman has said she ‘went blind’ after getting her eyeballs tattooed, explaining she initially became ‘very depressed’ but now has no regrets.
Woman ‘Goes Blind’ After Artist Botched Job While Tattooing Eyeballs
Sarah Sabbath, 26, was left unable to see or do ‘anything’ after having her eyeballs tattooed.
But she doesn’t regret getting her eyes done, saying she feels what happened helped her become a ‘better person’. Speaking to Truly, she said the tattoo artist hadn’t measured the solution correctly as there was ‘too much ink and not enough water’.
“When I got my eyes done, the guy didn’t put enough saline solution into it. It had too much ink instead of more of a water solution, so I went blind from my eye tattoo.
“I had a very difficult time doing anything – I could not watch TV, I didn’t like being around bright lights and I didn’t like being outside.
“I got very, very depressed from it.” “I ended up going to an eye doctor and got several eye drops for my eyes, and they’ve gotten better, but they still bother me pretty bad.”
Sabbath got her first tattoo when she was just 14, and was covered from head-to-toe by her early 20s.
She said she had always wanted to cover herself in ink, saying her tattoos are important to her as they’ve helped her become a ‘stronger person’.
“It helps me express myself, helps me feel me. “I would describe my aesthetic as modern art.”
While Sabbath said when people see her tattoos, they often assume she’s going to be ‘snobby’, ‘mean’, that she ‘doesn’t have any education’ or career – or even that she’s a ‘criminal’.
“But I don’t mind it,” she said.
She added: “I want to get more tattoos because, for me, it’s just a way of life.” “It’s just a part of me.”