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Jeepers peepers! The number of people getting their eyeballs tattooed is on the rise

EYE tattooing is becoming increasingly popular with ink-lovers around the globe.

A daredevil can opt to have the whites of the eyes coloured and the process includes injecting indelible ink into the eyeball with a needle.

The colouring can never be removed though, which does pose the question 'why wouldn't you just wear eye contacts'.

 Eye tattoing is permanent and cannot be reversed
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Eye tattoing is permanent and cannot be reversed
Well, according to Modblog, some people opt for an eye tattoo because inking in other places has become too mainstream or they want something more socially offensive.

Artists could find the style pleasing to their creative taste, while others may find it suits them spiritually or it meets a personal political statement.

But others could, quite simply, just like the way it looks.

The feeling of the procedure has been likened to having a grain of sand in your eye.

The artform's rise in popularity has even had support in Australia with eye-inking being made legal and New South Wales Government regulating it.

 The daring trend is slowly becoming more popular among inkers
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The daring trend is slowly becoming more popular among inkers
 The eye-watering procedure lasts only for a few minutes
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The eye-watering procedure lasts only for a few minutes

There is allegedly around only 20 Australians who have undergone the procedure so far.

But the controversial inking is still being shunned, with Labour Shadow Health Minister Walt

Secord labelling it as 'ridiculous' and said 'instead of regulating eye tattooing, they should be banning it.'

 The Australia Health Minister said the art should be banned
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The Australia Health Minister said the art should be banned
 Doctors tattoo eyes in order to correct defects but not for aesthetic reasons
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Doctors tattoo eyes in order to correct defects but not for aesthetic reasons
 The feeling of having an eye tattoo has been likened to having a grain of sand in your eye
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The feeling of having an eye tattoo has been likened to having a grain of sand in your eye