Ginger crooner Ed Sheeran has unveiled his new tattoo: a massive lion face across his chest!

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If you thought David Beckham’s new eagle tattoo was a tad on the large side, wait until you see Ed Sheeran‘s latest tat.

The Thinking Out Loud star took to Instagram earlier today to show off a freshly-inked (and frankly MASSIVE) lion’s face tattooed across his chest.

The ginger singer simply captioned the shot: ‘Halfway and ouch’ – suggesting that there’s more work to be done on the incredible artwork.

The tat was worked on by Kevin Paul, a tattooist who has also inked the bodies of other stars including One Direction’s Harry Styles and N-Dubz rapper Dappy.

Ed later thanked the celebrity tattoo artist on Twitter, writing: ‘Lion is courtesy of @kp_est78, who puts up with me complaining about the pain.’

It is believed that Ed got the new tattoo to mark his sell-out gigs at Wembley Stadium last month.

The picture received a mix response from Ed’s loyal fans, with some saying they loved the tat and others expressing horror at the design.

One follower commented ‘it looks so awesome’, whilst another confessed: ‘I want one just like it.’

On the other end of the scale, one of Ed’s followers responded: ‘Omg nooooo! If this is real I’ll be so sad.’

Another simply asked: ‘Why?’

The lion tat is just the latest in a long list of inkings 24-year-old Ed has on his body, which include a penguin, a teddy bear, a copy of a Van Gogh painting and various quotations.

These include lyrics from The Streets’ song Everything Is Borrowed that read ‘I came to this world with nothing, And I’ll leave with nothing but love. Everything else is just borrowed,’ and Gaelic lyrics that mean: ‘When I need to get home you’re my guiding light.’

Whatever will Ed get next?

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