Ted Richards from from Hartcliffe, Bristol, has previously had his face tattooed and his eyeballs inked in a bid to resemble his beloved parrots, Ellie and Teaka.
But now Ted, 56, has taken the drastic step of having both his ears cut off, a move which has left a top plastic surgeon "horrified".
Ted is keeping tight-lipped about who carried out the six hour operation bus insists he is "happier than ever."
And Ted says he has given his unattached ears to someone he knows who "will appreciate them" and who is preserving them in resin.
Since undergoing the operation Ted says the only issue he has had was keeping his glasses in place.
But said he has had transdermals, an object placed partially below and partially above the skin, inserted on the side of his head to solve the problem.
"I think it looks really great," said Ted.
"I love it. It's the best thing that has happened to me. I am so happy it's unreal, I can't stop looking in the mirror."