According to BBC, Ed wanted to commemorate his amazing sold out Wembley stadium gigs with one massive tattoo. He said: "Originally I was going to get the floor plan tattooed on my side, but that seemed a bit ridiculous." So you got a GINORMOUS lion tattoo instead? EDWARD!
Ed posted a snap on Instagram halfway through the tattoo (which will all in all take 12 hours to complete) with the caption: "Halfway and ouch".
The tattoo artist working on Ed, Kevin Paul, said: "The piece as it stands took about 6 hours to do but there is still about 6 hours left to complete the tattoo...Through the last hour on this piece you could see the pain started to get to him. The chest is a painful place to get inked."
Yeah whatever Kevin. Thanks for causing our boy pain/painting a giant unremovable lion on his chest.
To be fair, Ed Sheeran doesn't shy away from getting crazy tattoos, so we shouldn't be surprised, but it looks like we're on the only ones that are alarmed by the lion as fans took to Twitter to express their, erm, distate for the singer's new ink:
Ed even chimed in with his own opinions about the tat backlash, tweeting:
Ahem...consider us told. Do you like it? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!
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