There's always a bit of a risk in getting a tattoo—of course, there's the possibility you're going to regret putting your boyfriend's name on your thigh. But Catt Gallinger, a model from Ottawa, Ontario, is struggling with a much more serious consequence. After getting a sclera tattoo (a tattoo on the whites of your eyeball) on her right eye, the 24-year-old shared how she had a severe reaction to the tattoo and might be left blind in that eye. "This was caused by undiluted ink, over injection, not enough/smaller injections sights," Gallinger wrote. "There are multiple people who can attest that my aftercare was good and any other part of what I am saying."
She explained in the post that she was sharing her story in the hopes of warning others against the dangerous procedure. "Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research. I don't want this to happen to anyone else," she said.
In a subsequent Facebook post, Gallinger said doctors are concerned that the equipment used was not sterile and, as a result, there is an infection stuck in the excess tattoo ink. "As it stands, it has been agreed by both doctors and the surgeon that my eyesight will NOT get better. It will either go completely or stay a blurry mess. We are hoping that these meds or surgery will prevent it from getting worse," she wrote.
Gallinger continues to update Facebook with her eye's progress. In her latest update post, she explains that doctors have put her back on medication for pain in her eye, and she is expecting to get surgery to remove the excess ink from her eyes. "My mental health is holding pretty strong today, so I'm going to keep fighting," she wrote.