Sometimes, capitalism and art do not mix.

Karim Boumjimar, an 18-year-old man in London, surgically removed his nipples and belly button, with plans to turn them into jewelry that some (un)lucky person can buy (good luck convincing your lady love this really is a romantic gesture).

For the record, Boumjimar, who had the body modification done in Bosnia, said he was influenced by the Mona Lisa:

...she has no eyebrows or eyelashes. It’s really interesting how da Vinci meticulously paid attention to every single detail but chose not to give her eyebrows or the eyelashes. And then it came to me – I could do the same thing with my body."

Boumjimar says he hopes to do some more work with his body, possibly by attaching something to his feet. How about some nipples? He could use a few of them. He's turning himself into a real-life Mr. Potato Head, so we figure he'd be up to the suggestion.

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