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To See, or Not To See.

March 25th, 2009 by

Thinking about getting an eyeball tattoo? Well not in the state of Oklahoma you won’t.

The recent fad of having the white of the eye tattooed has just been made illegal in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma state Senate voted unanimously to ban tattooing of the eyeball, and I’ve little doubt that other states will soon follow suit.

Sen. Cliff Brannan, (Oklahoma City Rep.), said scleral tattooing is a dangerous fad that can cause damage to the eye or even blindness. This public health issue was brought to the senate’s attention by several concerned ophthalmologists, and I have to applaud them for it.

Now I’m not one for overly restrictive laws, especially where tattooing is involved, but it is just possible that the lawmakers may have something here. Almost every ophthalmologist who has taken a look at this new fad has had the same thing to say about it. Its dangerous.

Take it from someone who has partially lost some of their sight. Any risk to your eyes is too much. No fad, or trend is worth losing your sight over. Ask any blind person what they would wish for if they had one wish and the answer will be, sight.

I think this is one of the few times the lawmakers are right.

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