Luna Cobra is the world best Eyeball Tattooist and the pioneer of the world first “eyeball tattoo”, which involves introducing a very small amount of coloured pigment solution into the area between the conjunctiva and the sclera in the eye.
Whilst eyeball tattooing can be used for genuine optical purposes, including decreasing circumstantial glare within the iris for example, there are a number of people that want this procedure done simply because they think it looks fucking cool?
Aside from the Eyeball Tattoo, Luna’s website offers a whole menu of procedures pushing the limits of modern body modification which include; scarification, branding, scalpel piercing, ear cutting, dermal punching right through to “genital beading”, so there are still plenty of other procedures available for those that wish to modify themselves outside of their eyeballs..
We spoke exclusively to Luna Cobra to find out a little more about how and most importantly why he saw the eyeball as good place to inject with ink..
Did you get into eyeball tattooing to fulfil a need from customers asking for
this procedure? How and why did you get into eyeball tattoing?
No , my friend Shannon photoshopped his eyes blue and the image struck
me so I started to think about how to do this for real . then some
months later I invented the first modern eyeball tattoo procedure that
was around 2007 and since then it has grown and I have altered and
refined how I go about doing this tattoo.
How popular is eyeball tattooing now ?
I would say its now about as popular as it will every be.
How painful is the procedure compared to tattooing skin?
much less painful , most people feel almost nothing at all.
Are there any long-term side affects you are aware of with eyeball tattooing?
When I am the one doing it, No. However many others have been trying
to do this tattoo and have hurt/ vision issues/blindness many other
Can you describe the procedure?
it is kind of like hand poke tattoo with a fountain pen.
Are you planning on pioneering any other body modifications in the future?
yes I work on something new almost every year, ( I do not go into
details about projects I am working on until after i post them online