Its safe to say Ed Sheeran's most talked about tattoo is the huge lion that covers part of his chest. When he first debuted the ink on Instagram, he found himself on the receiving end of some not-so-nice comments. To add more fuel to this fire, the singer then totally fooled us into thinking it was fake, but alas, the tattoo is 100% real and in a new interview, he explained the significance of the lion.
“Well this is the thing a lot of people had a go at me for this they were like ‘that seems like quite a stupid tattoo,’ but I played the biggest venue you can play in England and sold it out for three nights, which is Wembley Stadium. And England’s national emblem is a lion," Ed explained. "And all my tattoos are things that I’ve done in my career and they are all leading to the middle bit which is the lion. That’s the stadium. I feel like this is every part of my career put into one and I think it looks cool and I don’t really care if anyone else does."
So there we have it, the meaning behind the lion. And Ed really isn't bothered by anyone's opinion of the design. As long as he's happy with this permanent decision, then that's what counts.
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