The world collectively winced recently when model Catt Gallinger, 24, from Ottawa in Canada, revealed the devastating effects of her sclera tattoo .
Scleral tattooing is when the sclera, or white part of the human eyeball is injected with dye, where it spreads out over a large area.
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In Catt’s case, unfortunately, the procedure went horribly wrong , leaving her with blurred vision, purple ink streaming from her eye and permanent damage to her vision.
Now, in an emotional Facebook post , Catt recently revealed the extent of the her discomfort and her despondence, as well as sharing images of her swollen, weeping eye.
“Back to meds and figuring out my appointment next week to hopefully get sedated surgery..
“This is beyond heartbreaking. I CANNOT open it at all without significant effort.
“Since I’ve always been honest on here, I will continue to be. My hope is gone..
“I’m very close to asking for removal. I’m so tired of it all.”
Speaking to GlobalNews.ca , she again admitted she’d take her eye being removed over the pain and distress she is currently experiencing.
She said: “There have been a lot of times where I’ve thought, if I have to live like this for the rest of my life, I’d rather get it taken out.”
Sadly the toll the damage has taken has extended to Catt’s mental health too.
She told told Vice : “The depression has hit very serious, scary moments where I have had to wake people up in the middle of my night because I was scared of what might happen.”