Aleksandra Sadowska, 25, from Wroclaw, Poland, decided that she wanted to get her eyeballs tattooed black. Her inspiration was Popek, a Polish rapper who had previously had his own eyeballs blackened. She went to a tattooist who is being referred to as Piotr A. Everything was fun at first. Sadowska was happy with how the tattoo resulted based on her Instagram posts, posting selfies of her dark eyes.
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However, Sadowska’s happiness was only temporary. According to Unilad, a British Internet media company and website owned by LADbible Group that provides social news and entertainment, her one eye has been left completely blind while her other eye is already losing sight. Medical professionals have told her that the sight loss in her right eye is permanent and the damage is irreparable. She will also likely soon lose the sight in her left eye as well.
“Unfortunately, for now, doctors do not give me much optimism for improvement. The damage is too deep and extensive. I’m afraid I will be completely blind. I will not lock myself in the basement and get depressed. I have sadness behind me, but I live on,” she said.
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Meanwhile, Sadowska’s tattooist will be facing three years in prison for unintentionally severely disabling her. It is said that she already complained of pain in her eyes after the procedure but he told her that this was normal and advised her to take painkillers. "There is clear evidence that the tattoo artist did not know how to perform such a delicate procedure. And yet he decided to perform it which led to this tragedy,” Sadowska's lawyers said.
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According to Insider, an American online media company, getting surgery to change one's eye color permanently is not a good idea, even when done with a doctor. For instance, Popek’s eyesight permanently deteriorated 30% after the procedure. He has to wear glasses every day.