Ed Sheeran shows his devotion to Taylor as the pair get 'increasingly close'

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran spent three hours in Birmingham on Sunday night getting the name of Taylor Swift’s new album Red tattooed on his arm.

Ed, 21, is set to join Taylor, 22, as a special guest on her North American tour next March – collaborating on a song titled Everything Has Changed.

Happy to announce that I am special guest on @taylorswift13’s tour of North America next year, cannot wait!!Ed Tweeted.

9 stadiums and 36 arenas. Gonna be bonks.’

Ed had Taylor’s album inked by One Direction’s tattoo artist Kevin Paul and he probably can’t wait to show off his body art to newly single Taylor

Ed Sheeran is one of my favourite people in the world,’ Taylor told fans in a web chat in August.

‘He’s so cool and he’s such a great artist.

‘We wrote a song while sitting on a trampoline that we loved so much that we ended up recording it as a duet.’

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Lucy Lynch