Taro Hanabusa began his professional career as a dentist but soon discovered his passion for jewelry design.
What started back then as a weekend hobby has now become a world-famous fashion line of surreal "body extension" jewelry. Hanabusa's designs have been flaunted by everyone from Lady Gaga to Marilyn Manson to Louis Vuitton.
It wasn't long before his metal ear cuffs, eery tooth extensions, golden eyebrow plates, and elegant finger covers began to pop up in fashion magazines and on the runway. He called his new line of wearable art Fangophilia.