Woman Shares Incredible Transformation After Spending More Than $10,000 On Body Art
No doubt there are still some people trying to dissuade youngsters from getting tattoos by asking, 'What about when you're 70?'
For some people, these questions barely raise a flicker of concern - like this body piercer who has shared pictures of her transformation. It cost her AUD $10,000 (£5,689/USD $7,654) and includes more than 50 tattoos, a tongue split and blue inked eyeballs.
At 16, Amber Luke developed an addiction to tattoos - and now the 23-year-old looks unrecognisable following seven years of body art.
Amber, from the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia, has splashed out on the transfomation - even undergoing extreme body modification where she got her tongue split. And we bet that wasn't pleasant and pain-free.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the woman - dubbed 'Blue Eyes White Dragon' - said she has 'no regrets whatsoever'.
As she explained: "I got the name 'Blue Eyed White Dragon' from my friends, they call me that because I resemble a dragon with my eyes and tongue."
Reflecting on old pictures of herself, Amber said: "I see myself as very plain looking when looking at before and after photos, I absolutely hated the way I used to look. I was boring."
With more than 21,000 followers on Instagram, she said she was inspired to get her first tattoo when she was a teen.
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"As soon as I turned 16, I was inspired by those around me to get tattooed. I craved to know what the feeling was like," Amber recalled.
She continued: "I developed an addiction at 16 years of age. By the time I hit 18, I already had three tattoos. And when I turned 18, I decided to get my first big piece.
"Now, I have over 50 tattoos, I haven't been able to count all of them." Can't say we're all that surprised.
Amber also risked going permanently blind after getting her eyeballs tattooed with blue ink.
She said: "The procedure for getting my eyes done was only 40 minutes.
"It was very intense and very painful. My eyes got held open while a syringe was injected into my eye four times per eye. I was blind for three weeks."
And turning to the split tongue she said: "My tongue split was very uncomfortable as well, I wasn't able to speak or eat for a week afterwards."
If that's not dedication, well, we don't know what is.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/amber__luke