Notice anything strange about this young man?
Probably that he has had his eyed tattooed completely black (the process of which reportedly almost made him go blind).
Jamaican dancehall artist Mace, real name Derick Walters, underwent the dangerous body-modification earlier this year, possibly in the hopes that it would make him stand out in the dancehall scene.
Several people have claimed his dark eyes are actually achieved with large black contact lenses, however several photos emerged of Mace lying in a bed with bandages over his eyes and generally looking fairly poorly.
Mace, 20, appears to have recovered from the risky procedure however and is still making music.
Having your eyeball tattooed is possible, however the practice is very dangerous (if a bit of fluff can give you conjunctivitis, imagine what a needle and some ink could do).
A tattoo artist from the Happy Sailor tattoo in Hackney told Vice that the process of tattooing a person’s eye is ‘not really tattooing, it’s injecting’.
Mentioning that eye tattoos should be administered by doctors, the tattoo artists said the practice involves ‘dropping paint on the floor and watching it spread’, and commented that it is not a precise are, like tattooing the skin.
Regardless of how one tattoos their eyeballs, please, PLEASE do not insert anything into your eyes at home or without the help of a professional.
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