Ed Sheeran Got A Huge Lion Tattoo On His Chest… But Why?

Xavier in Music

Everyone's losing it over the new Ed Sheeran tattoo - and we're just here wishing we were the tattoo artist Kevin Paul.

Ed sheeran tattoo
Ed sheeran tattoo

As expected, his fans had violent reactions in response to the singer's new tattoo. Some of them think he's overdoing it, some believe he was drunk, and whatnot. But really, we're just relieved to see one celebrity smart enough to go to a good tattoo artist. There's hope.

ed sheeran lion tattooThe Brit singer recently posted a photo of the latest addition to his tattoos, a rather large lion chest piece.
ed sheeran lion tattooThe Brit singer recently posted a photo of the latest addition to his tattoos, a rather large lion chest piece.
Ed's new tatt reminds us of the one his pal Cara Delevingne has on her finger, though.
Ed's new tatt reminds us of the one his pal Cara Delevingne has on her finger, though.
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Some have speculated that it may have something to do with Cecil the lion. Although it does seem like it, Ed's new tattoo has no connections whatsoever to the departed lion. The chest piece is actually a commemoration of the sold out show he's had at the famed Wembley stadium in London, also the home of England's football team. It's a reference to the football team's anthem which is titled “Three Lions”.

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Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

"Originally I was going to get the floor plan tattooed on my side, but that seemed a bit ridiculous," he tells BBC.

Kevin Paul
Kevin Paul

It's the handiwork of his trusted tattoo artist, Kevin Paul. Kevin Paul is the same artist Boo, an artist we've featured before works under. Kevin and his wife shared snap shots of Ed hanging out at their place, goofing around with their son. The family seems to be really well-acquainted with the singer as seen on their Instagram.

Remember that time Ed tried tattooing? Yeah, that was on Kevin's leg.
Remember that time Ed tried tattooing? Yeah, that was on Kevin's leg.
Ed Sheeran family
Ed Sheeran family

Paul's wife seemed to be delighted with the artist's visit, seeing the famous singer play around with her young son like it's nothing. Gotta love Ed Sheeran.

Building Lego with Ed Sheeran
Building Lego with Ed Sheeran
Building Lego with Ed Sheeran
Building Lego with Ed Sheeran

The “Lego House” singer is seen here, actually building Legos with his little buddy, Rocco.

Source: Instagram / cocoandbam
Source: Instagram / cocoandbam
Source: Instagram / cocoandbam
Source: Instagram / cocoandbam

That life-size plushie sure looks familiar.

Source: Instagram / cocoandbam
Source: Instagram / cocoandbam

Ed does seem like such a nice guy. It's not every day you get to hang out with one talented musician like Ed. And as for Ed, we think it's pretty obvious that he's hanging out with the right crowd.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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