Ed Sheeran has responded to critics of his new tattoo.
The British singer, whose second album ‘X’ was released last year, is well-known for his ink collection and shared a picture of his latest work earlier this week. The lion on his chest is only half finished according to Sheeran and was designed to mark his three sell-out gigs at London’s Wembley Stadium in July.
Some people online were critical of the tattoo, however, noting in particular its size and colour. Sheeran was defiant though, tweeting about his lack of interest in what others make of his choice in ink. “All this kerfuffle over a tattoo,” he tweeted. “If it was black and white saying a clever phrase in a language I can’t speak no one would’ve said anything.”
“It’s not the first weird tattoo I’ve got and it won’t be the last,” he added. “I like all of them.”
Among other images, Sheeran has tattoos of the Heinz tomato ketchup logo, the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air typography and a teddy bear, after his childhood nickname of ‘Teddy’.
Sheeran shared the following image of his tattoo alongside the caption: “Halfway and ouch”.