Cat Gallinger told the Washington Post in 2017 she could lose her eyesight after getting the procedure done. She said it caused an eye infection and excruciating pain.
Ruckelshaus said he wasn’t aware of any dangerous eyeball tattooing practices in Indiana, but said he believes it to be a public health danger.
Those who violate Indiana’s new law could face a fine of up to $10,000.
The Associated Press contributed to this story