A New York City man says that he feels renewed confidence after undergoing a procedure in which his eyeball was tattooed while he was awake and fully aware.
William Watson, 58, underwent the unusual procedure for purely cosmetic reasons, according to The Daily Mail. Watson’s eye was damaged in a childhood accident, in which he was struck in the face by a ball. The damage left his iris appearing cloudy, permanently white.
“It will be a big change,” Watson admitted prior to the surgery. “I won’t have the scar tissue no more and I’ll be able to look people in the eye without people saying too much about it.”
While the procedure didn’t improve the condition of Watson’s damaged eye, the tattoo gives the impression of a normal pupil. Watson, who works at Madison Square Garden, had long drawn unwanted attention and stares from strangers, prompting him to get the unusual tattoo. The procedure was carried out by Dr. Emil Chynn of Park Ave SafeSight, along with CJ Pento, a tattoo artist who works at Red Legged Devils tattoo shop in Brooklyn.