‘Human checkerboard’ gets eyeballs tattooed

October 21st, 2010 by Staff

Source: 9 News — A US man has taken his love of tattoos to an excruciating new level — injecting ink into the whites of his eyes.

Matt Gone, from Portland, Oregon, is already almost completely covered in tattoos, with a distinctive checkerboard pattern on his face and head.

“I picked the the checker pattern because nobody had done it,” he told the TV station Fox12.

Mr Gone has now gone where few other tattoo lovers have dared by getting his eyes coloured permanently.

He conducted the risky operation by himself at his home, colouring one eye blue and the other green.

“I patch-tested it and was successful. I had to take the risk. I’ve done that a lot of times before,” Mr Gone said.

“I’m not crazy. I’m trained. I have a lot of experience.

“I picked different colours because I like mutations because I have birth defects,” he said, offering no further explanation.

Mr Gone said he began tattooing his body 20 years ago to disguise physical deformities, and now estimates 98 percent of his body is covered.

Doctors have warned that the procedure could lead to blindness or serious infection.

One Response

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