A MAN who had his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots has gone a step further — by cutting off his ears.
Ted Richards, 56, is obsessed by pet parrots Ellie, Teaka, Timneh, Jake
and Bubi and has his face tattooed with colourful feathers.
the animal nut — who has 110 tattoos, 50 piercings and a split tongue —
has taken this obsession once step further and has had both his ears
removed and is planning to find a surgeon prepared to turn his nose into
Ted, a retired shoe factory worker, got his first tattoo
in 1976 and has since built up a collection of body modifications
covering almost his entire body — including a peace sign branded on his
left shoulder with a 750 degrees centigrade hot iron and two magnets
implanted in his hands.
He shares his home in Hartcliffe, Bristol
with his four parrots, as well as South American green iguana Iggy, and
pit bull terrier Candy.
He scours the internet looking for new
procedures and says his facial transformation is a tribute to his
“babies” — Ellie, a green winged macaw, and Teaka, a harlequin macaw.