Tattooing is a creative field, and as such it's packed with artists and innovators who are constantly looking to push the boundaries of the medium. Along with these artistic trailblazers are the brave pioneers who offer their skin – and sometimes other parts of their body – in the name of being on the bleeding edge of tattooing.

All art and fashion follows trends, but it stands to reason that with an art form as inherently extreme as tattooing, these trends may also be a bit more extreme. One new style of tattooing that has been catching the eyes – in more ways than one – of an increasing number of tattoo enthusiasts has many asking if beauty is really in the eye of the beholder. 

Those who are squeamish may shrink away from the idea of a needle piercing their skin to deposit ink beneath the top layer. For these individuals, they'll want to steer well clear of the new trend of eyeball tattooing. Not to be confused with tattooing an eyeball onto one's skin, this emerging practice involves artists actually tattooing the surface of a person's eyeball, typically to change its color. 

Tattooing is typically a delicate process to begin with, but artists who seek to ink their clients' eyes require a particularly adept hand, as the eye is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Performed by injecting ink just below the top layer of the eye, called the conjunctiva, the artist covers the entire surface of the eye, or sclera, through a series of small injections. 

It goes without saying that this procedure is not for the faint of heart, nor for those who are prone to tattoo regret. While laser tattoo removal is gaining ground in the world of conventional tattooing, there's currently no way of removing tattoos from an individual's eye, meaning that the procedure is currently one of the most permanent forms of tattooing.

PicoSure® is the latest technology for laser tattoo removal and offers faster and better removal in fewer treatments. PicoSure shatters ink into smaller, dust-like particles which are more efficiently absorbed by the body's natural processes. It is the first and only aesthetic picosecond laser that is FDA-cleared for the removal of tattoos. Visit to learn more and find a PicoSure Practitioner near you.