Eye Tattoos & Halloween Decorative Lenses Are Causing Serious Problems

Sclera tattoos are becoming more popular, which consists of getting the white part of the eye colored but experts advise against it. These types of tattoos are extremely dangerous and can cause you to go blind. The same goes for Halloween decorative lenses, which are often sold online.

Catt Gallinger had a sclera tattoo on her right eye and after the procedure, a purple liquid began to ooze out of her eye. She received medical treatment and her doctor prescribed antibiotic and steroid drops, but the ink settled around the cornea of her eye and now she’s at risk of going blind in that eye. “I am NOT sharing this with you to cause trouble,” she wrote. “I am sharing this to warn you to research who you get your procedures by as well as how the procedure should be properly done,” she says.