In case you forgot your art lessons:

Cut off your ear and give it to your love as a gift.

A quick story. A friend of mine had been planning to get drunk and crash a punk show, until he saw the cute girl from his english class putting up fliers for the show. He presented this problem to us very seriously: whether to go to the show sober to prevent ruining his chances with cute girl. After some discussion, he decided what he was going to do. Get drunk, go to the show, walk up to her, and punch her in the face.
Whether this was meant to be an analogy to show his frustration at her causing such a dilemna, or whether he was serious, I could not tell and have yet to find out.