It is very common that some people change eye color like others change the hue of their hair. Sure, there are colored contact lenses. However, there are also more permanent, if risky, solutions, from laser procedures to silicone implants, which can turn your peepers from brown to blue in less than sixty minutes.
A replica of this is what Tameka “Tiny” Harris, of VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, opted for in the year 2014, when she had silicone iris implants done in Tunisia (the procedure is illegal in the U.S.).. She decided to change her brown eyes to ice gray.
“They told me the procedure would be quick, like five or 10 minutes in my eye,” she said.
“They woke me up and it was very blurry, and then it kind of just fades in. I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘They’re amazing.’ I just wanted to do something different,”
“And I have the right to do that. It’s my body.”
Later after her own suggery, her daughter Zonnique Pullins followed suit — though she appears to have regretted her decision and had it reversed, as recent Instagram photos showed her first with one blue and one gray eye, and then back to two brown.
When a fan reached out to her on Instagram and asked whether or not it’s worth it to travel for the procedure, Pullins replied:
“I’ve never liked to recommend anyone to do it. I can say that the experience wasn’t the best in the long term, but everyone is different. My mom’s are fine.”
There are several procedures that bring about permanent eye-color change — silicone implants (as used by the mother-daughter duo), a laser procedure called Stroma, prostaglandin products such as Latisse, and, though no longer favored, metallic iris implants. Then there are the silicone implants, as chosen by Tiny and her daughter, which get placed inside the eye over the natural color.