A tattoo artists has been blindeed after being attacked with drain cleaner by a jealous ex-lover.
The horrific event happened in Campo Grande, Brazil last month.
Leandro Coelho Marques was attacked by his ex who was jealous of him “touching” the bodies of other women . . . despite that being part of his job.
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The attacker, 41-year-old Sonia Obelar Gregor, threw three pints of caustic soda into the man's face.
Leandro, 30, tried to flee by motorbike, but his sight failed after a few yards and he fell.
He lay in agony on the tarmac with his helmet melting onto his face as passers-by tried to help him by dousing him with water until firefighters arrived.
He was hospitalised in a critical condition at Santa Casa de Campo Grande, where he is still based.
His attacker, meanwhile, fled the scene.
Leandro's sister, Jaqueline, said in a video posted online: "The ophthalmologist has already confirmed that my brother will never see again."
Civil Police in Campo Grande are investigating the case.
Leandro's family believes his ex attacked him because she was unable to accept their relationship was over and his profession made her extremely jealous.
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Jacqueline said: "My brother is a tattoo artist, that's his profession, and we know that there's no choice in where to tattoo a person.
"It's the client who chooses, whether it's the bum, breasts, or wherever.
"My brother broke up with her because she was sick with jealousy, to the point of breaking things inside the house, valuable things like the television and the drink dispenser."
Investigation head Felipe Madeira told local media the man's ex even used to “stalk clients” who were tattooed by Leandro.
He added: “When they ended the relationship, the woman said she was 'praying to God that he would go blind'.
“The victim said that the suspect arrived with a 1.5-litre (2.6-pint) jug of corrosive liquid and threw it in his face.
“As soon as the suspect threw it, Leandro stopped seeing and his skin started burning.
“At this moment, the victim seems to be stable, but he is truly blind.
“Leandro said that he can't distinguish shapes, see people's faces, and only has a visual perception of shadows.”
Police continue to search for the suspect, who is accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm.
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