For those who engage with a spiritual or esoteric ethos in life, it’s theorised that the body we have is only a rental which has been loaned by the big man in the sky.
I’m talking about God obviously. While there are many who (understandably) question his/her/their/its existence – it’s beside the point. The point I’m trying to get at is, if our bodies are once in a lifetime rentals, we might as well decorate it while we have them.
I’m not sure if this is the philosophy Amber Luke subscribes to, but she’s spent at least AUD $10,000 on tattoos, piercings and body modifications.
Recently, she shared a throwback picture of what she looked like pre-transformation and, of course, she looks very different to her current state.
Over a seven-year period, 23-year-old Amber, from the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia, has spent a hefty amount of money on tattoos and body piercings – she’s even had her tongue split!
It started at the age of 16 when she developed an obsession for tattoos. Within the next seven years, her body became a human art gallery.
Speaking to the Daily Mail Australia, Amber, who’s dubbed herself the ‘Blue Eyes White Dragon’ says she has ‘no regrets whatsoever’ about her drastic body modifications:
I got the name “Blue Eyed White Dragon” from my friends, they call me that because I resemble a dragon with my eyes and tongue.
Back in May this year Amber shared a rare picture of herself before the tattoos, piercings and split tongues. A far cry from how she looks now, stating ‘I’m absolutely in love with my image’ today.
Looking back at her old pictures she said:
I see myself as very plain looking when looking at before and after photos, I absolutely hated the way I used to look. I was boring.
As soon as I turned 16, I was inspired by those around me to get tattooed. I craved to know what the feeling was like.
I developed an addiction at 16 years of age. By the time I hit 18, I already had three tattoos. And when I turned 18, I decided to get my first big piece.
Now, I have over 50 tattoos, I haven’t been able to count all of them.
Amber has been so dedicated to her body transformation she’s even risked going blind for it. One of the less subtle modifications she’s undergone was also her most dangerous after she got her eyeballs tattooed with blue ink.
The procedure for getting my eyes done was only 40 minutes. It was very intense and very painful. My eyes got held open while a syringe was injected into my eye four times per eye. I was blind for three weeks.
Another painful procedure was her tongue split, revealing:
My tongue split was very uncomfortable as well, I wasn’t able to speak or eat for a week afterwards.
As well as modifying her eyes and tongue Amber has had her ears pointed, which was a much easier process compared to the others.
My ears were a very simple procedure; a silicone implant was inserted into the tips of my ears to shape them.
While there are those who’d find her numerous body modifications strange and off-putting, she’s also received positive feedback from friends and family, including her mum who ‘has been my biggest supporter since day one’.
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