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    Ed Sheeran Tattoos: How Many Tattoos Does The Singer Have And What Do They Mean? 

    Many have compared the ‘Perfect‘ singer Ed Sheeran with nothing less than a colorful canvas to say the least. The singer has a total of 62 tattoos on his body. And fans are curious about what they stand for. 

    Like many who ink their bodies, Ed Sheeran also marks a special occasion or pays tribute to someone special with his tattoos. Today we will take a look at the meanings of some of his tattoos. His tattoo artist Kevin Paul has revealed the meanings of his tattoos and broken them down in detail.

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    What Does Ed Sheeran’s Tattoos Mean?

    Ed Sheeran making his court appearance for copyright infringement lawsuit
    Ed Sheeran

    Kevin Paul, who has inked the likes of Rihanna as well, breaks down Ed Sheeran’s tattoos and the meaning behind them. Let’s take a look at some of his most significant tattoos. 

    Lion Tattoo

    Ed Sheeran's famous lion tattoo
    Ed Sheeran’s famous lion tattoo

    One of the most prominent tattoos on his body is the lion tattoo on his chest. This colorful lion tattoo is one of the most talked about tattoos in the world. This tattoo celebrated the selling out of Ed Sheeran’s Wembley concert. Ed Sheeran also revealed, “I was offered £300,000 by a big company for the rights to the artwork afterwards, which I turned down. Now, I’m in talks with a big museum for it to be part of an exhibition on modern history.”

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    Orca Whale

    Ed Sheeran's orca whale tattoo
    Ed Sheeran’s orca whale tattoo

    This tattoo is dedicated to his daughter Lyra who was born in 2020. However, the backstory behind this tattoo is very interesting. Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn were on a gateway in Antarctica. To commemorate this moment, Sherran got a huge orca whale tattooed on the inner side of his left biceps.

    Mother And Child Tattoo

    Ed Sheeran's mother and child tattoo
    Ed Sheeran’s mother and child tattoo

    Henry Matisse’s famous painting is inked on his right arm. This artwork is his mother’s favorite and he bought one copy with his first paycheck. Sheeran got this tattoo to honor his mother.

    Heinz Tomato Ketchup Tattoo

    Ed Sheeran partners with Heinz Tomato Ketchup
    Ed Sheeran partners with Heinz Tomato Ketchup

    This one has a very funny backstory attached to it. Sheeran missed tomato ketchup on his tour so he got one inked on himself. Later on, Heinz partnered with Sheeran to launch a limited edition ketchup bottle.

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    Galway Grill

    Saoirse Ronan in Galway Girl music video
    Saoirse Ronan in Galway Girl music video

    This tattoo was inked by ‘Little Women‘ actress Saoirse Ronan on Ed Sheeran. The Girl has been misspelled purposefully as Grill. 

    Pingu Tattoo

    Ed Sheeran's pingu tattoo
    Ed Sheeran’s pingu tattoo

    ‘Pingu’ is Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles’ favorite childhood cartoon. Kevin Paul explained, “The Pingu tattoo happened because he and Styles went out, got wasted and were talking about their favorite cartoons as kids and they both said Pingu, so I inked a penguin on each of them one Sunday morning.” This tattoo signifies the strong bond of friendship between Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles.

    Rings On Back Tattoo

    Ed Sheeran's back tattoo
    Ed Sheeran’s back tattoo

    This is one of his latest tattoos that is dedicated to his wife Cherry and their growing family. Five rings are inked on his back that signify his growing family. He also has a family tree tattoo dedicated to his family.

    Kool Guy Tattoo

    Ed Sheeran's kool guy tattoo
    Ed Sheeran’s kool guy tattoo

    Another innovative tattoo, this one is designed by John Meyer, his guest co-host of ‘The Late Late Show‘. They designed tattoos for each other which they later on unveiled in the show. Meyer got a very funny cat face tattoo while Sheeran got Kool Guy written and pointing to his teddy tattoo.

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.

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