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Ed Sheeran gets roar-ly big inking

Published 12/08/2015

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has added to his already extensive tattoo collection with a giant lion inking across his chest.

The 24-year-old is famous for his extensive collection of somewhat random inkings.

And on Tuesday, Ed took to Instagram to debut the latest addition to his range.

The Thinking Out Loud singer certainly didn’t hold back when it came to choosing his most recent etching – opting for a design of a huge lion’s face which covers the majority of his chest.

The design features a variety of vibrant colours, with a twinge of blue around the mane’s edge.

And it seems Ed’s inking isn’t quite finished, as the singer captioned his Instagram shot: “Halfway and ouch.”

Ed opted for the lion picture to mark his recent record-breaking stint at Wembley Stadium.

The British star performed three sell-out nights at the landmark venue and made history as the first artist ever to headline the stadium unaccompanied.

The lion is part of the England football team’s logo, and is a less “ridiculous” option than Ed’s previous idea.

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

It remains to be seen what Nicole Scherzinger makes of Ed’s new inking.

Earlier this week it was claimed that Ed and Nicole had started dating after the stunning singer turned to Ed’s music to help her following her split from racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

However, a representative for Nicole denied the claims, telling British newspaper The Sun: “There has been nothing romantic about the two performers' get-togethers.”

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