A young body modification devotee has shared a series of stunning photographs documenting her remarkable 10-year transformation.
Amber Luke, 24, has spent more than $15,000 on transforming her look – even undergoing an extreme body modification where she got her tongue split and earlobes stretched.
The body piercer from the New South Wales Central Coast also has more than 100 tattoos, including blue ones on her eyeballs.
The young self-described ‘Blue Eyed White Dragon’ shared an incredible picture of herself as a 14-year-old fresh-faced schoolgirl.
‘I absolutely hate the way I used to look. It wasn’t me,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘But I’ve evolved myself over the years into what I want to be and look like, but in saying that, I still have a long way to go.’
The 24-year-old body piercer has splashed $15,000 on transforming her look – even undergoing an extreme body modification, including a tongue split and blue tattooed eyeballs
Amber said she thought she looked ‘plain’ and ‘boring’ before her $15,000 transformation (pictured in 2014)
She has a mandala on her decolletage and forehead, blue tattooed eyeballs and a split tongue
Amber Luke (left at the age of 14 and right at 24 years old) looks worlds apart from her younger days as she unveiled her remarkable 10-year transformation
Amber Luke’s $15,000 body modification
- Tongue split
- Pointed implants in ears
- Pierced forehead, chest, lip, cheek, wrist and arm
- Earlobes stretched
- More than 100 tattoos, including on her chest, neck, stomach, arms, forehead, fingers, thighs, sternum, bottom and hands
At the age of 14, Amber was diagnosed with severe clinical depression.
‘Back when I was 14, I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted from life. I was catatonic and couldn’t see what was best for me. I was naive. But I now have a backbone and I can stand up for what I believe in. I also have the confidence to look how ever I want too.’
After celebrating her 16th birthday, she developed an addiction to tattoos.
‘It wasn’t until I turned 16, I was finally able to find an outlet that released all my negative energy,’ she explained.
By the time she turned 18, she already had three tattoos.
‘My count is now more than 100 tattoos,’ Amber said.
‘I’m not worried what I’m going to look like when I’m older, I understand that everyone ages and I don’t think anyone will be looking too “pretty” at 70 years old.
‘At the end of the day, it’s the only thing I can take to my grave with me.’
The then fresh-faced schoolgirl developed an addiction to tattoos at the tender age of 16
Since sharing her body modification story with Daily Mail Australia in June last year, she has been bombarded with photo shoot and business opportunities
Before and after: The young woman has been documenting her transformation on Instagram
She even underwent an extreme body modification where she got her tongue split
Amber said her ideal image was to be ‘fully covered by the end of next March’.
‘I’m going to America next month and over there I will be getting fully covered and getting silver grills on the shape of two fangs for my canine teeth,’ she revealed.
Since sharing her body modification story with Daily Mail Australia in June last year, she has been bombarded with photo shoot and business opportunities.
Amber said she has also been met with mixed responses from strangers.
‘I gained a lot of support and positive vibes from complete strangers – there was always the few nasty opinionated ones who try to make you feel inadequate, but I never let them get to me,’ she explained.
‘[To the trolls], if you’re reading this and you have nothing nice to say? Don’t say it at all. You never know what a person’s going through in their personal lives, be kind.
‘I’m not harming anyone in the process, I’m doing what I want to do and if it makes me get up in the morning and be a happy person, then so be it.’
Amber has spent around $5,000 getting another 50 new tattoos over the last six months
Previously speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Amber proudly said she has ‘no regrets whatsoever… I’m absolutely in love with my image’
‘I’m not worried what I’m going to look like when I’m older… At the end of the day, it’s the only thing I can take to my grave with me,’ Amber added
Previously speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Amber proudly said she has ‘no regrets whatsoever… I’m absolutely in love with my image.’
She explained the meaning behind her nickname: ‘I got the name “Blue Eyed White Dragon” from my friends, they call me that because I resemble a dragon with my eyes and tongue.’
She has also risked going permanently blind after getting her eyeballs tattooed with blue ink in March 2017.
‘The procedure for getting my eyes done was only 40 minutes,’ she said.
‘It was very intense and very painful. My eyes got held open while a syringe was injected into my eye four times per eye. I was blind for three weeks.’
Embarking on her incredible body transformation, Amber went under the knife to modify her tongue split and get ‘pointy’ ears.
‘My tongue split was very uncomfortable as well, I wasn’t able to speak or eat for a week afterwards,’ she said.
‘My ears were a very simple procedure; a silicone implant was inserted into the tips of my ears to shape them.’
She currently has more than 100 tattoos – and she’s determined to get her body covered completely by the end of March