My Zombie Eye, Update

I made a new video of my eye… I don’t have any editing software on this computer (I’m still using Caitlin‘s) so I just posted it as it came off the camera…

My eyeball tattoo (done by Howie/LunaCobra) remains one of my favorite body modifications, along with the magnetic implant (by Steve Haworth) and my split tongue and others. Admittedly it just looks like a growth/deformity and some strange spots, but I just love it… It’s approaching one year old, making it, along with Josh’s blue eye, the oldest injection-style eye tattoo out there, and the oldest one with a complication. The “cyst” type structure still has a bit of a dull ache from time to time, although I admit that it might just be a matter of feeling paranoid about a headache! It’s certainly not enough to stop me from wanting to add more.

It’s crazy how popular this has gotten… As well as being featured on CSI, I think Howie and a couple others have done around two dozen by now. When I was still with BME, only a small percentage of the people I knew chose to submit their pictures, so I suspect there could be even more people than I’m guessing. For example, here’s Stevve, one of Howie’s other victims customers:

Photos: LunaCobra

They’re doing a “demon eye” on him; this is the first stage of the work. Next they’re going to be doing a layer of black ink which should blend nicely. You can see some great pictures of Josh’s eyeball (a mix of blues), as well as other eyeball tattoos in my previous ModBlog posts. Definitely I’m very jealous every time I see one, and I hope Howie comes up to Toronto this summer again.


  1. p7tms wrote:

    I imagine mods are in your blood (no pun intended) – but I did not expect you were able to discuss them here.

    In other things…. any news on the robot arm idea? I remember many years ago online there was a robot arm that was able to be controlled by viewers of the site. If I find the url of the site (assuming it is still online)

    Hmmmmm…I just remembered a movie I watched a long time ago: “Demon Seed” — it used a robotic arm on a motorized wheelchair to do stuff. — Maybe you might add on to the robot arm idea ;)

    Catch ya later


    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  2. p7tms wrote:

    Here is just one online robot arm I found:

    It looks as if you need to download software to be able to use it online — however, even if it is a little outdated, it might be helpful.

    Good Luck!

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  3. Ania wrote:

    I have mixed feelings about eyeball tattooing but must admit that “fremen-like” eyes look very interesting. this red one looks good, too.

    Is there any way to reverse it?

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    Ed — I won’t be running a body modification blog but of course I’ll still talk about my own life and friends from time to time…

    Ania — Nope… It’s effectively irreversible, which also means that if this turns out to have complications that don’t develop until later, people with eyeball tattoos are going to be in a miserable place!

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  5. Colin wrote:

    Do you still have magnets or were they all removed?

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  6. Shannon wrote:

    I still have them in one hand. Love them.

    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:27 pm | Permalink
  7. BIOHAZARD wrote:

    lol, did u get that from my myspace Shannon?

    Monday, May 26, 2008 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  8. ELY M. wrote:

    do you know about this person who got green eyeball tattoo?

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:19 am | Permalink
  9. Nicole wrote:

    I love the blue. The green is nice too, reminds me of the ocean.

    Friday, May 30, 2008 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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