A woman on Instagram who has tattoos on 98% of her body claims she has “no regrets” about her odd appearance, despite later confessing that a misplaced “eyeball tattoo” caused her to go blind for three weeks.
Amber Luke, a 27-year-old from Brisbane who spent more than $250,000 on tattoos and extreme body modifications and covered 98 percent of her body with ink, has stirred much controversy.
The influencer, who has more than 600 tattoos, claims the high cost is “all worth it” since by putting her body under intense stress, she has “seen how robust she is.”
She also revealed that she has gone into shock and had fits from procedures, despite not being epileptic.
‘I was 16 when I got my first tattoo, it was a negative energy release, it was a milestone for me,’ she said.
‘It felt like I’d gone through something so euphoric, it felt peaceful and homely.
‘I still feel it, its pride and joy, its amazing,’ she went on.
She acknowledged that her eyeball tattoo, which left her temporarily blind, didn’t go as planned, but asserted that she “doesn’t regret a single thing.” She also admitted to getting her tongue split twice, with it not taking the first time and having ‘excruciating’ pain when she had the procedure redone as she had to cut through scar tissue.
‘The experience I went through made me extremely resilient and so strong, I have gained so much knowledge about antonymy,’ she added.
‘I’ve gone into shock so many times I’ve had fits, and I’m not epileptic’.
The Instagram beauty, also known online as “Blue Eyes White Dragon,” once underwent a torturous 40-minute operation that left her temporarily blind for three weeks.
A tongue split, br*ast augmentation, cheek, and lip fillers, pointed implants implanted in her ears, a Brazilian butt lift, and other radical bodily changes costing $70,000 total.
Amber has many piercings as well as fang-like teeth that have been sharpened.
She has previously discussed her struggles with mental health and highlighted how the physical changes made her feel more at ease with herself.
She posted a photo of herself without makeup in 2020, shot when she was 18 years old and with words tattooed along her ribcage.
‘This was me at 18 years old. I was so catatonically depressed, suicidal, and was a walking dead girl. I was numb. I hated myself the majority of the time – that hatred ran deep. It tormented me,’ she wrote in June.
‘Now, I’ve totally transformed myself into someone I’m proud of being. I’m a strong woman who knows exactly what she wants and who she is.’
Speaking on Thursday, she added that ‘we all have a perception of what beauty is’ and that no one ‘has to see her as beautiful’.
‘Not everyone is raised to be so open-minded, society is so closed-minded. The stigma behind tattoos needs to be released,’ she said.
Despite pleading guilty to drug trafficking in May of last year, the former topless waitress for an unlawful bikie group narrowly escaped going to jail.
In December 2020, after police searched Amber’s Capalaba house and discovered sealed packages of marijuana and MDMA along with other drug-related paraphernalia, she entered a plea of guilty to seven criminal counts.
In May 2021, she received her sentence at Brisbane District Court, where the jury heard testimony about her street-level drug dealing activities and thousands of dollars in illicit profits.
However, she received a three-year head sentence with immediate release in lieu of jail time so that she may get treatment for the mental health difficulties that she claims have affected her adult life.