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Oregon man dangerously tattoos own eyeballs

October 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Portland, Ore. man took his love of tattoos to what doctors said is a dangerous level. Matt Gone estimated that more than 98 percent of his skin is covered in tattoos.

Gone did something few people have tried. He injected ink into both of his eyes by himself.

He said he knows it was risky.

"I'm glad I did it. I got lucky, but it's your risk, and I'm not going to help you. I did this for me. This is my project, my body," said Gone.

Doctors warned others not to try it. They said it poses a serious risk for infection that could lead to blindness or even cause the loss of an eye.


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