An extreme body modification addict who went blind as a result of her obsession says she has “no regrets” and has revealed her new title of being “Australia’s most tattooed woman”.
Amber Luke regularly hits the headlines for her controversial look, where she claims that over 98% of her body is covered in tattoos.
The 28-year-old, who has spent $280,000 (AUD) (£148,000) on her inkings to date, has satanic symbols, a split tongue and bright blue eyeballs, which made her blind for three weeks.
While not everyone is a fan, she’s proud of the dedication put into her journey to becoming the “true version” of herself – and has since been dubbed “Australia’s Most Tattooed Woman” online.
“I searched the title on Google and my name popped up, as well as all my photos, which I couldn’t believe,” the model told NeedToKnow.co.uk.
“It’s very surreal and quite ground breaking, as it’s an achievement unlocked of the greatest potential for me.
“All the hard work and dedication I’ve put into this long journey has paid off and it’s nice to have recognition of the title – even though it’s not official.
“Now, I’m introducing myself with this and as I meet a lot of people in public who recognise me, it’s easy for me to tell them exactly who I am.”
Amber, who has recently had “empty” parts of her back filled in with blackwork, has also revealed her plans to transform into the next stage of her life.
She said: “I want to keep transforming as I keep going and right now, I’m working on my right leg.
“I have a black sleeve on the bottom of my calf and the shin is black, but the goal is to do it once more and make it solid.
“Then, I’m going to add white ink, which I’ve done before on my left forearm, as I want it to look like scarification without having to go through that.
“I couldn’t possibly say if I’d do blackwork all over, as I’d be removing all my pain, tears and blood on those areas I’ve worked on so far which define me as a person.
“But it’s helping me to evolve from the previous part of my life and cover up the tattoos that don’t cater to my aesthetic or pleasure anymore.
“I’ll keep covering and tattooing over whenever something appeases me.”
Previously, she shared her regret over getting an infected tattoo removed with a laser.
Now, she claims that people who go through with the procedure should just “stick with their decisions” rather than trying to erase that part of themselves.
Amber, from Brisbane, Australia, said: “I don’t believe in laser and I think it’s useless and a waste of time.
“People should honestly just stick with their bad decisions and get cover ups.
“Laser scars the skin and it’s not a fun time getting it tattooed over again, as the skin loses all its elasticity.
“It’s gross, looks like s**t and I’ve only ever had it once to remove a very bad tattoo that got severely infected.
“It was a rose that ended up looking like a cabbage, but I’d never do this again.”
The model, who has also been dubbed “Dragon girl,” previously disclosed that her unique look has “limited” her job opportunities, as some employers won’t look past her image.
However, she doesn’t care and plans on enhancing her look with more inkings and modifications in the future – claiming she has zero regrets.
She added: “People ask me all the time if I regret my look, but I really don’t – although I don’t hold anything for the future either.
“I think the most important thing to remember about my image, is that everything I’ve done, even though I went blind for three weeks and went though so much torment and pain – it’s allowed me to grow.
“It’s allowed me to be resilient and to become who I truly am.
“The regrets would only come from an enormous amount of pressure from society saying that it’s not right, but that’s not the situation at all.
“My overall goal essentially is to be me, the true version, and I don’t have an aesthetic I want to please.”