Eyeball-inking... would you do it?
Extreme fans of body art and modification are colouring the whites of their eyes with ink injections in a new bid to shock.
The inking is performed with a syringe by injecting the ink beneath the membrane on the eye's surface. It has been classified as 'body modification' as opposed to tattooing.
Veronica 'Roni' Blades, a 29-year-old trans-sexual body piercer working in London coloured her own eyes black.
"The first injection was really tiny, to see how I would cope and how the ink behaved," she told The Times.
"I was nervous but got used to poking my eye. I used to draw characters with full-coloured eyes and had seen people in prison do it, so knew it was possible and studied it."
However, many in the industry believe the trend won't take off.
"It's still extremely rare," Tattoo Master magazine editor Trent Aitken-Smith told the UK newspaper.
"But with facial tattoos no longer that taboo anymore and with more and more people getting them, you have to wonder if the next evolutionary step to keep that shock factor is getting their eyeball tattooed."
Aitken-Smith said he believes most tattoo artists will refuse to offer the modification for safety reasons.
"Will they go blind in two years? Those risks weigh heavily on tattooist's minds. It will be a long time before this becomes any kind of fashion statement," he added.