A BODY modification fanatic with entirely black eyeballs and a split tongue has revealed she’s “addicted” to the pain.
Anu Karki, 25, a tattoo artist from Nepal, South Asia, is known online as “emo punk” due to her controversial body modifications including inked eyeballs.
Growing up, she recalls being “obsessed” with body modifications and piercings – having first been pierced at 15.
Since then, she’s had her tongue split, various stretchers (tunnels) and her favourite modification – getting her eyeballs inked completely black.
“I fall in love with my eyes every time I see them and I’m the first girl in Nepal to have this – I feel so proud,” Anu told NeedToKnow.Online.
“The most painful body modification for me was my split tongue, as I felt sick for at least a week.
“I have no idea how much I’ve spent on tattoos because I have my own studio, so I don’t pay for these now.
“I gave myself my first tattoo about five years ago and a modification about five months ago.”
Anu claims she’s spent 365,000 Nepalese Rupee (£2,386) on her various transformations and hopes to have her entire body tattooed and modified.
She said: “My next body modification will be a tongue tattoo, but this will take some time.
“My dream body modification is horn implants and making my ears pointy, as well as getting a hook, but let’s see.
“I get a lot of positive and negative reactions, as our culture is different for most girls.
“Society loves a girl with decent clothes, who can become a nice housewife but I don’t like these people who judge.
“They think tattoos, modifications and piercings are done by people who take drugs and they don’t understand it’s an addiction getting inked to the pain.
“If they hate or like what I do, I still will do what I want to my body and I won’t regret any of this.”
Anu regularly shares her work and modifications on TikTok, with one clip racking up 45,000 views and over one thousand likes.
In the clip, she shows off her split tongue, before zooming into her eyes – one of which is entirely black.
Anu added: “I hope people will understand that I’m independent and have so many responsibilities.
“I love myself and I won’t let them hurt my feelings.
“I’m proud of who I am.”