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This Model Received A Botched Eye Tattoo And Now She's Trying To Warn Others

"Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research. I don't want this to happen to anyone else."

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However, due to what Gallinger describes as a mixture of "undiluted ink, over injection, and not enough/smaller injections [sites]" the tattoo became infected and by the next morning her eye was swollen shut.

Though Gallinger has been on a steady stream of steroid drops and antibiotics for the past three weeks, her doctors say that it's unlikely she'll regain full vision in her eye. "It will either go completely or stay a blurry mess," she said in a video posted on Facebook.

Gallinger shared these pictures on her social media pages to warn others who might consider getting a scleral tattoo about the risks involved with such a tricky procedure.

Catt Gallinger / Via Facebook: CattMarley

"I am NOT sharing this with you to cause trouble, I am sharing this to warn you to research who you get your procedures by as well as how the procedure should be properly done.

"I have been to the hospital three times, I had no furry pets to cause any dander, and I wash my hands every time I do anything with my eye, both before and afterwards.

"I was on antibiotic drops for the first week and a half and have been on steroid drops for four days now, with little success at bringing down the internal swelling. The external swelling lasted for almost a week.

"Just please be cautious who you get your mods from and do your research. I don't want this to happen to anyone else."

In the video posted to her Facebook on Tuesday, Gallinger urged those watching to learn from her mistake. "I would never recommend anyone do this. I would never recommend that this is a good decision," she said.

Gallinger is not the first person to have complications after receiving a sclera tattoo. Earlier this year Dr. Paul R. Freund and Dr. Mark Greve from the University of Alberta presented a case of a 24-year-old male who suffered severe vision loss just three days after receiving a sclera tattoo.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Catt Gallinger for comment.

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