Without question, body modifications including tattoos, stretching etc are a strong trend and have big fans around the globe.However, the latest trend is going to get goosebumps all over your body. Eyeball tattooing ( yes eyeball ) is the fresh add in body modifications. The process sees the whites of the eyes colored – mostly red. And it’s currently flourished in the gang community in Los Angeles. Specifically among members of the notorious gang, MS-13.
Earlier in the year in LA, 17 year-old Florencio Conchuza Gonzalez – a member of the ruthless MS-13 – tattooed his eyeballs and as a result he lost his eyesight. After CCTV footage emerged showing Gonzalez robbing a convenience store, he fully admitted his crime to cops, in the hope that they might help him to fix his sight if he ratted on other gang members.
“He just started crying and told us he would tell us anything we wanted as long as we would bring him back his vision” recalls the police officer who arrested him. “I reassured him we would do the best we could and called an ambulance immediately as his eyes were bleeding and were so swollen they looked like they were going to come out of his eye sockets.”
It’s not just members of MS-13 that are tattooing their eyes. There are also a large number of criminals who choose this practise as a proof of brutality. The video below reports the eyeball tattooing in jail :