This teenager has tragically died after carrying out a self-piercing at home and developing a deadly infection from it.
Izabela Eduarda de Sousa, 15, pierced her eyebrow with the help of a female friend at her home in the municipality of Engenheiro Caldas in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
She asked for permission from her mother to carry out the procedure. However, her mother said no. Despite her mother’s refusal, she went ahead with it anyway.
Her mother was not the only family member against the piercing. Her aunt, Jurciene de Souza, revealed that the whole family was against it.
That did not stop Izabela Eduarda from going through with the home procedure, and three days after making the piercing, she started to develop several symptoms.
The area around her eyes became swollen and irritated and she was taken to hospital where she suffered four cardiac arrests.
With her body having rejected the foreign object, her health worsened and she was transferred to a better-equipped hospital.
She spent a week there, where she was intubated, but she eventually succumbed to her complications, to the devastation and disbelief of her family.
In the wake of her death, her aunt said: “This is a plea from an aunt who has lost a very beautiful, very special niece. Obey your parents, your aunts and uncles, and your grandparents.”
The doctors revealed that had Izabela Eduarda survived, she may have lost the sight in the eye beneath the piercing.
Health professionals recommend that aesthetic procedures such as piercings be carried out by professionals in specialised, licensed clinics.
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