Ed Sheeran is no stranger to getting ink. the singers arms are completely covered in tattoos.
But when he posted an Instagram of his latest addition — a massive lion head on his chest — the internet got a bit judgy.
The huge tatt has received mixed reviews from fans online with comments including:
“Oh Ed what did you do?”
“Watch out for American dentists now Ed.”
“He should grow out his chest hair on the lion’s mane.”
“Not hating just astounded. Maybe he was drunk.”
One of the initial haters was Keane’s Tom Chaplin, who tweeted about the tattoo, calling it a “really bad picture of a lion” and saying he hoped it was a prank. Hours later, Sheeran responded with a very valid statement: “i like it and that’s the only opinion that matters.”
Chaplin apologized for his comment, adding, “you don’t need my jaded old opinion!” Sheeran held no grudge, but then went on to address the rest of the negative reviews of his new ink.
Sheeran’s a big fan of tattoos and has more than 25 on his body.
Some of his others include a teddy bear (because his childhood nickname was teddy), Damien Rice’s signature (which he got from his idol when he was 11 years old), a snow flake (because he toured with Snow Patrol in 2012), the word ‘Red’ (as a tribute to Taylor Swift’s album) and jigsaw puzzle pieces (his close friends have corresponding pieces tattooed on their arms).