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A woman has said she 'went blind' after getting her eyeballs tattooed, explaining she initially became 'very depressed' but now has no regrets. Watch her explain what happened below:
Sarah Sabbath, 26, was left unable to see or do 'anything' after having her eyeballs tattooed, saying her tattoo artist hadn't used enough saline solution.
But she doesn't regret getting her eyes done, saying she feels what happened helped her become a 'better person' - and that she still wants to get more face tattoos.
Speaking to Truly, she said the tattoo artist hadn't measured the solution correctly as there was 'too much ink and not enough water'.
"When I got my eyes done, the guy didn't put enough saline solution into it. It had too much ink instead of more of a water solution, so I went blind from my eye tattoo.
"I had a very difficult time doing anything - I could not watch TV, I didn't like being around bright lights and I didn't like being outside.
"I got very, very depressed from it."
Sabbath, from El Paso in Texas, ended up having to seek medical treatment following the botched tattoo job, explaining: "I ended up going to an eye doctor and got several eye drops for my eyes, and they've gotten better, but they still bother me pretty bad."
Sabbath got her first tattoo when she was just 14, and was covered from head-to-toe by her early 20s.
She said she had always wanted to cover herself in ink, saying her tattoos are important to her as they've helped her become a 'stronger person'.
"I was bullied a lot because I'm very hairy, so I had bushy eyebrows and hairy legs and my teeth are very crooked," Sabbath said.
"I don't regret getting any of the tattoos I have now because I feel more myself now than I did then.
"For me it was kind of a way to find myself, and the pain that I endured made me feel stronger about myself, so it made me a better person."
She continued: "I think I've spent on my tattoos around $3,000-$4,000 [£2.1k - £2.9k].
"It helps me express myself, helps me feel me.
"I would describe my aesthetic as modern art."
While Sabbath said when people see her tattoos, they often assume she's going to be 'snobby', 'mean', that she 'doesn't have any education' or career - or even that she's a 'criminal'.
"But I don't mind it," she said.
"Just because everyone's different, so I can't really judge them for thinking the way they do. And not everyone has the balls to express themselves the way I do."
Sabbath said her tattoos have become her 'shield', and have helped her realise she's much stronger than she knew.
She added: "I want to get more tattoos because, for me, it's just a way of life.
"It's just a part of me."
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