A man has undergone a rare procedure to get a tattoo on his eyeball.
William Watson, 58, of New York, had ink injected into his eye after living with an all-white iris following an injury when he was young.
As a child Mr Watson was struck in the face by a ball.
The incident left his eye a cloudy hue which drew unwanted attention, he said.
So the Madison Square Garden worker decided to undergo the hour-long cosmetic procedure – which does not improve the condition of the damaged eye but creates the appearance of a normal pupil.
Dr Emil Chynn of Park Ave SafeSight and CJ Pento was drafted in to ink up Mr Watson’s eye.
After the tattoo Mr Watson said: ‘It felt like someone was rubbing it – that’s about it. It went smoothly, no nothing whatsoever. It was nice.’
And amazingly, after a few weeks of healing, his pupils looked nearly identical.
He continued: ‘I can’t believe how much better I look on the outside and how much better I feel inside.
‘Dr Chynn gave me a way to normality I didn’t even know existed six months ago. I feel much more confidence in myself.’