Brekky Wrap: Woman Has 'No Regrets' Over Eyeball Tattoo Despite Going Blind
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A NSW woman has revealed she went blind for three weeks after getting her eyeballs tattooed with blue ink. Amber Luke, 24, who calls herself Blue Eyes White Dragon, has undergone $37,000 worth of body modifications including bizarre procedures such as splitting her tongue and having pointed ear implants. She says she has no regrets about any of her 200 procedures, including her eyeball tatts, despite the pain. “I can't even begin to describe to you what the feeling was like, the best thing I can give you is once the eyeball was penetrated with the ink, it felt like [the tattoo artist] grabbed 10 shards of glass and rubbed it in my eye,” she told Barcroft TV. “That happened four times per eye, that was pretty brutal. Unfortunately, my artist went too deep into my eyeball," she admitted. Luke said that while she's glad she went through with the procedure, she has no intention of doing something that extreme again.
Australia is among 15 Asia-Pacific nations that have agreed to the world's largest trade deal. India is the only country that didn’t make the pact due to concerns about opening its markets to China. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is expected to be finalised next year.
150,000 punters will flock to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup. Animal activists are expected to make themselves known outside the racecourse, while two police drones will monitor racegoers. The Chris Waller-trained Finche is the firm favourite.
Eight more people have been arrested over the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck near London. Two people have already been charged. Police are treating the tragedy as a smuggling incident rather than a case of people-trafficking. Meanwhile, 41 migrants have been found alive inside a refrigerated truck in northern Greece.
A US court has demanded Donald Trump’s accounting firm hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors. Work is underway to evaluate the Trump Organization’s role in the payouts to porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, as well as reimbursements to the President’s former attorney Michael Cohen who is currently in prison.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to sign off on extra drought relief when he returns to Canberra. A funding announcement is expected within days. Legislation is before parliament to provide lump-sum payments of $13,000 for couples and $7500 for singles who reach the end of the four years on the Farm Household Allowance.
The Matilda’s will share the same pay with the Socceroos after agreeing to a world-first pay deal. The brand new pay structure is expected to be implemented by the end of the week.
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