Ed Sheeran reveals massive lion tattoo on his chest

Sheer madness? Star plans to cover almost entire body with ink

Ed Sheeran Gets Massive Lion Tattoo on His Chest
Ed Sheeran has revealed his new tattoo to stunned fans - a massive lion right on the front of his chest.

And the star's tattoo artist said the 24-year-old, who already has both arms almost entirely covered in ink, doesn't seem to have any plans to stop there.

The Thinking Out Loud singer wants to get his entire body covered, leaving just his face, neck and hands free of inkings.

His tattoo artist Kevin Paul, who has also inked Harry Styles, revealed: "Ed is nowhere near done. There are going to be even bigger tattoos in the next few months.

"He's going to have his entire back covered, and then across his ribs. It'll be incredible."

Seven hours of pain

On Tuesday Ed, who recently got 'Ladz On Tour' inked across him, unveiled the massive lion's head etched onto his chest which is said to have taken seven hours.

He kept his followers in the loop with the body art which celebrates his recent string of Wembley stadium gigs.

The hitmaker shared a picture from the procedure as he reclined on his back. It showed that his chest now displays a huge lion, complete with shades of black, orange and amber.

Sharing the snap with his 4.5 million Instagram followers, Ed wrote: "Halfway and ouch."

Afterwards Ed thanked Kevin for the intricate design, as well as applauding him for putting up with his moaning, reports the Daily Mirror.

He tweeted: "Lion is courtesy of kp_est78, who puts up with me complaining about the pain."