PHOTO: A man shows off his body art, including eyeball tattoos, at a tattoo festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2014. (Flickr: Augusto dos Santos)

The Baird Government has been criticised for recently regulating the practice of eyeball tattooing, as the New South Wales Opposition calls for a ban on the procedure.

The Opposition said the tattooing, also known as eyeball inking, was effectively legalised when it was included in a number of health amendments enacted last Friday.

The amendment declares that “eyeball tattooing, tongue piercing and tongue tattooing are skin penetration procedures”.

The procedure involves injecting the whites of the eyes, or sclera, with coloured dye or dyes.

– Michelle Brown

Source: Calls for ban on eyeball tattooing as procedure regulated in NSW