Ted Richards, Parrot-Man
In 2015, 56-year-old Ted Richards took the plunge and cut off his ears, then began seeking a surgeon who would turn his nose into a beak so he could more closely resemble his beloved pet parrots. He also sports 110 tattoos, including tattoos on his face and eyeballs, 50 piercings, and a split tongue.
The surgery to remove his ears took six hours, but it was worth it for Ted to be that much closer to his pets. The only downside? Without ears, it was hard to hold up his glasses, so Ted had two small metal pins added to the side of his head for that purpose.