A woman who has spent over $37,000 modifying her body with countless tattoos has revealed what she looked like before the ink.
Amber Luke, 24, from New South Wales, Australia – also known as Blue Eyed White Dragon on Instagram – is now an influencer, but there was once a time when she was an innocent looking blonde.
She now has eyeball tats and eye-catching piercings, as well as bright blue hair, a far cry from when she was a youngster.
She recently shared a throwback snap to fans and it’s like night and day.
‘5 years difference. Let me tell you something… at 20 years old I got a ‘floating neck’ tattoo. I had no facial or hand or chest tattoos. Just a big throat piece. I was given so much shit and hate for my actions. I decided at 20 to say ‘fuck ya’ll, I’m getting what I want too’ and I went for it.
Society is so full of hatred and invalid opinions of you and what you look like. FUCK you. You wouldn’t bother to ask what I do with my life – I’m studying a diploma of counselling just to be able to assist people’s mental illness.
If people tell you not to do something with your body because it’s ‘weird’ or ‘abnormal’… do it HAHAHA.
What I say is the weirder the better. Fuck normality. You’re boring as fuck 💁🏼♀️🤭 Rant over 💕
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It comes after she revealed she recently underwent a dangerous 40-minute procedure to transform her eyes.
It was the latest in a string of body modifications the body piercer has undergone, included getting 200 tattoos on her body, having her tongue split and her earlobes stretched.
Amber said the eyeball job was the most dangerous procedure she has done, which is saying a lot given how many she’s had.
She said: “I can’t even begin to describe to you what the feeling was like, the best thing I can give you is once the eyeball was penetrated with the ink, it felt like [the tattoo artist] grabbed 10 shards of glass and rubbed it in my eye.
“That happened four times per eye, that was pretty brutal. Unfortunately, my artist went too deep into my eyeball.
“If your eyeball procedure’s done correctly, you’re not supposed to go blind at all.
“I was blind for three weeks. That was pretty brutal.”
Amber said she hopes to fully cover her body with tattoos by March 2020.
She said: “I don’t plan on getting any more body modifications that are extreme in that manner. So no more tongue splitting, no more eyeball tattooing.”
Amber’s mum Vikki said she broke down in tears when her daughter got the blue ink tattooed on her eyeballs.
Vikki added: “’Where do I start? I cried. I said a few choice words as anyone would. ‘Why would you do that to yourself, knowing that there is a danger to it?’
“As we know as the parents, some kids will just do what they want to do, regardless of what we say.
“But I brought her into the world with the best skills that I could give, the best that I could give her it’s just for me to be there and go along the journey with her. And prop her up, and love her.
“She never saw herself as being beautiful. She didn’t see herself through my eyes.
“But I’ve supported her because I could actually see the transition, the growth and how it’s made her come to who she is today
“I think over time, I’ve learned to actually understand that it doesn’t change you. It’s the society’s perception on it.”
She even went all the way to America to get her look and get fangs added to her mouth.
She admits they’re sharp enough to pierce through skin – something she finds incredibly “pleasing”.
Amber first started having issues with her body when she was 14, after being diagnosed with depression – and it was this news that made her determined to change her appearance.
She explained: “I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted from life, but now I have the confidence to look however I want to. And I don’t worry what I’m going to look like when I’m older.”
She concluded: “I’m not harming anyone, I’m doing what I want to do and if it makes me get up in the morning and be a happy person, then so be it.”
I mean it’s not for me, at all, but whatever floats your boat.
Images via Instagram