By Rebecca Drew
THIS MAN has spent more than £50K on tattoos after having his first when he was just thirteen and is now planning on having his entire body tattooed completely BLACK after inking his eyeballs.
Incredible photographs show tattoo artist, Karan Sidhu (29) known as Tattoographer Karan from New Delhi, India, who has his eyeballs inked completely black, metal teeth implants and a split tongue and piercings through his nose and ears stretched.
In contrast, other shots show Karan, who had his first tattoo when he was just 13, before his eyeballs and face were inked and with just a few inkings down his arms and an art free chest.
Karan described the sensation of getting his eyeballs tattooed as having a “red hot needle” repeatedly enter the eye but said his teeth implants were more painful and took two-and-a-half-months to complete with him surviving on a liquid diet throughout this time.
Now, he is planning on having a full body suit tattoo from head to toe, front to back to become the first Indian to get his full body inked.
“I’m a self-taught professional tattoo artist with experience of over thirteen years and expertise of doing thousands of tattoos in India and abroad,” said Karan.
“I was thirteen-years-old when I got my first tattoo and I was sixteen-years-old when I started making tattoos.
“I’ve had uncountable tattoos and now I’m working on my full body suit tattoo so eventually I will just have one tattoo which will be head to toe, front to back all connected.
“A lot of work is done on it already. My recent procedure was getting inked for three days continuously and I got both of my arms fully black. It’s a black sleeve.
“I got my eyeballs inked in September 2017, it was definitely painful like a red hot needle entering your eyeball repeatedly at different spots but since I was in acceptance with the pain, I could absorb it and even if today I chose to get it done again, I would.
“I was amazed and spell bound since I really wanted it. It was my dream becoming reality which I could see and experience.
“I would say majority of my body is Inked except for my private parts which I’ll get taken care of later.”
Despite his passion for tattoos, Karan’s body art does not come without its risks after he accidentally ripped his freshly inked skin from his arm after it got stuck to his clothing – leaving him on bed rest for a fortnight.
Karan’s friends and family are accepting of his tattoos and are proud of all he has achieved in life so far.
“Last time I inked my arm I was a bit careless so the skin got stuck on the shirt and was later ripped off with it,” he said.
“I was on bed rest for two weeks due to restricted movement of my arm and leg and some body weakness.
“My loved ones accept me as I am and they respect my
decisions just like I accept them the way they are and respect them.
“They’re proud of me now because I started from scratch from being a waiter in a hotel working for around three-pounds per night and today I’m doing anything I think of doing.
“Now I am modifying my muscle and working out on my physique to have a perfect and healthy body which will compliment my full body suit tattoo as well.
“Tattoos are something for life so the person who wants them has to be totally decisive and certain about their decision.”
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