Nottinghamshire woman buys circus performer's picked earlobes in auction
A Nottinghamshire woman has forked out more than £400 for the 'pickled' earlobes of a circus performer.
Hannibal Hellmurto, from the Circus of Horrors group, stretched his earlobes to 62mm as part of a wider 'body modification programme', which included tattoos, a forked tongue, floating ribs and Mammoth Ivory teeth.
As the skin around his earlobes began to thin, however – and not even superglue could keep them together – he says his only course of action was to have them cut off and stitched back together.
But when someone suggested purchasing the detached lobes, he decided to pickle them... read more