Ed Sheeran, Cara Delevigne And More Celebs With Lion Tats

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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.

Halfway and ouch

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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.

Cara Delevigne

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.

Thank you for the rainbow @as29_audrey 🌈🌈🌈

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Robbie Williams

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.

Morning! #GoodMorning Photo: Mario Testino

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Christina Ricci

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

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.


Lewis Hamilton

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.

Heart of a LION. #TeamLH

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