I’ve written previously how people will do crazy things for aesthetics. I know some would consider any tattoo in this category; I can’t since I have a few myself. However, I’d never heard of a 3D tattoo before. I don’t mean just the art appears to make the tattoo stand out and look 3-dimensional; I mean implanting materials underneath the tattoo to make it physically stick out. It’s not always a happy ending though; more on a breast-implanted tattoo turned bad (and the “before” photo) after the jump.
Tattoo studio owner Lane Jensen decided his “buxom cowgirl” tattoo on his calf needed a little oomph, apparently:
Brian Decker, a New York-based micro-dermal surgeon and friend, offered Jensen the boob job on his calf last December while visiting Dragon FX.
By Christmas Eve, the sutures split and a litre of lymphatic fluid drained from Jensen’s leg.
So what does he do? Go to the hospital? Have the implants removed? Nah…
Jensen froze his leg and used his own surgical supplies to stitch his leg closed again, but the wound later burst open a second time.
Doctors prescribed him antibiotics and advised him to leave it open.
Until it stops oozing Jensen will continue washing it several times per day and repacking it with fresh gauze.
Anatomically correct tattoos via implantation is one thing, but self-surgery to fix yourself up after your tattoo’s breast implants explode? Just…wow.
Image from http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/02/18/edmsuntattoo200.jpg