Hip-hop cover king, Taylor Swift superfriend, and noted on-stage sharter Ed Sheeran played a trio of sold-out shows at the UK’s famed Wembley Stadium in July. Before the shows, he told BBC News he was going to get a chest tattoo to commemorate being the first artist to headline Wembley unaccompanied. Apparently the singer originally planned on getting the stadium floor plan tattooed on his side, but changed his mind in favor of a lion inspired by Wembley F.C.’s logo.
About a month later, Sheeran’s made good on his promise with a gigantic lion chest tattoo inked by celebrity tattoo artist Kevin Paul.
The tattoo is the latest addition to Sheeran’s collection, which includes the word “Red” to remember his collaboration with Taylor Swift on “Everything Has Changed,” and a teddy bear in reference to his childhood nickname, Teddy.
Most recently, Sheeran appeared on Macklemore’s latest single, “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song),” an earnest dedication to the rapper’s newborn daughter.
Interestingly, Sheeran has yet to comment on Ryan Adams’ quest to cover every song on Taylor Swift’s 1989, but the noted hip-hop fan did express his excitement for the release of Dr. Dre’s Compton on his Twitter account.
(Via Ed Sheeran Instagram, BBC News)