Just before she passed away three years ago, Milan Marinkovic's wife of 50 years made one final request of her husband: Don't replace me.

And to ensure that he kept that promise, Milena instructed Milan to have a likeness of her vulva engraved on her tombstone using photos taken specifically for that purpose.

Milena's dying wish wasn't easy to fulfill. According to the 72-year-old, several sculptors refused, saying it was "blasphemy."

And even after one finally agreed, the result was not without controversy: Milan recalls his brother-in-law asking why the bird on Milena's grave had such a large beak.

"I couldn't help but laugh," Milan said.

[H/T: Arbroath, photos via alo.rs]