Ed Sheeran gave his Instagram followers an eyeful this week when he debuted a large lion chest tattoo. The tat, which Ed captioned as only halfway down (all of the ouches), is joining Sheeran’s already impressive and colourful tattoo collection.
Sheeran got inked to celebrate his recent three-night stretch of sold-out Wembley Stadium shows.
Of course, Ed isn’t the first celeb to go into a tattoo shop like a lamb and come out a lion. Here are a few other celebs who have a permanent roar.
The model slash actress slash musician slash eyebrow queen has a lion tattoo on her index finger, which looks both cool and like it would have hurt a lot.
Is there something about Brits and lion tattoos? Williams has one of the most recognizable lion tattoos in entertainment and we’re not just saying that because he’s naked all the time. Okay, we are.
Actress Christina Ricci used her favourite book, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, as her inspiration for one of her tattoos, based on the character Aslan.
Mena Suvari is the head of the pack with her large lion tattoo, with the words “Word Sound Power” below. We guess “Mufasa Mufasa Mufasa” didn’t fit.
The British (there’s definitely a trend) race car driver has a lion tattoo, which may be a bit weird for his ex, Nicole Scherzinger. The former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman is rumoured to be dating Ed Sheeran. Thankfully, the two men are from different parts of the UK, so their lions don’t have the same accent.