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Man cuts off his ears and gets tattoos to look like his pet parrots

By Mason White 4:58 PM October 18, 2015
Ted Richards 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man is enjoying his fame as he is trying to look more like his pet parrots.

Ted Richards of Bristol, England, said that he began body modification in a bid to resemble his beloved parrots, Ellie and Teaka.

He has tattooed his face and had his eyeballs inked. He also had mettle horns added to his head.

His most recent body modification was a more drastic step of having both his ears cut off. Richards, 56, admits that it hurt when the doctor removed blood vessels while removing his ears.

The operation to remove both of his ears lasted six hours, and Richards insists that he is happier than ever.

The animal lover has spent many hours at a parlor for his 110 tattoos. He also has 50 piercings and a split tongue.

Richards said that the only issue he had with losing his ears was keeping his glasses in place. To solve the problem, he had 2 metal pins added to the side of his head.

Richards said that when people criticize him over his looks, he goes for something more bizarre. Richards said that he will continue doing extreme body modification to keep people talking about him.

His girlfriend, Suzi Vincent, also has many tattoos, piercings and a split tongue.