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Ed Sheeran’s 12 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is an English singer, songwriter, actor, guitarist, and record producer. Kevin Paul is the artist responsible for many of Ed’s daring inks. Ed now has many tattoos on his front, as well as numerous ones down his arms. Let us explore his tattoos.

1. ‘Mother and Child’ Tattoo

‘Mother and Child’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: Google)

Tattoo: A picture of a mother and a kid is tattooed on his right arm.

Meaning: As a homage to his mother, Ed Sheeran has a picture of a mother and kid pair by Henri Matisse on his arm.

2. ‘Broken Heart with No Entry Sign’ Tattoo

‘Broken Heart with No Entry Sign’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: Google)

Tattoo: On his lower belly, he has a tattoo of a broken heart with a no-entry sign.

Meaning: Ed Sheeran got this tattoo in honor of his own song, “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here.”

3. ‘Huge Lion’ Tattoo

‘Huge Lion’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: Google)

Tattoo: Ed Sheeran has a large lion tattooed on his chest.

Meaning: Ed Sheeran showed this tattoo in an Instagram picture, which was met with disdain by his fans. However, during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ed finally explained why he was tattooed in the first place.

4. ‘Koala’ Tattoo

‘Koala’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: Google)

Tattoo: Koala tattooed on his left forearm.

Meaning: Ed has many tattoos on his body that represent his various trips to different locations. This Koala is one of them as well. It’s a nod to one of his trips to Australia.

5. ‘Family Tree’ Tattoo

‘Family Tree’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: Google)

Tattoo: Ed Sheeran has a family tree tattooed on his right forearm.

Meaning: Ed Sheeran is well-known for being a family guy, and this ink is a clear representation of his love for his family. He showed this tattoo on Instagram in 2013.

6. ‘Kool Guy’ Tattoo

‘Kool Guy’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: google)

Tattoo: Kool Guy has a teddy bear tattoo on his right arm.

Meaning: John Mayer designed it. On the appearance on the LATE LATE SHOW, Ed Sheeran and John Mayer were to get the tattoos done on their body as decided and designed by each other, which were to be revealed only after being done. As a result, John Mayer settled on KOOL GUY with an arrow pointing upwards, which he tattooed on Ed’s torso.

7. ‘Phoenix’ Tattoo

‘Phoenix’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: google)

Tattoo: Phoenix has a tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: This is one of Ed Sheeran’s most recent tattoos. He is believed to have been a fan of the story of the flaming bird emerging from the ashes, which is why he chose to get this ink. Ed once said that looking at this tattoo gives him optimism.

8. ‘Tribute to Michael Gudinski’ Tattoo

‘Tribute to Michael Gudinski’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: google)

Tattoo:  On his right forearm, he has a ‘Tribute to Michael Gudinski’ tattoo.

Meaning: Following the untimely death of Ed Sheeran’s friend and father-figure, Michael Gudinski, in early March 2021, he and Michael’s son Matt paid homage to MG by having a tattoo of MG’s trademark stance tattooed on their respective biceps on March 27, 2021, by ‘Grey Street Tattoo’ in Melbourne.

9.‘A Maple Leaf’ Tattoo

‘A Maple Leaf’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: google)

Tattoo: A maple leaf was tattooed near his left wrist.

Meaning: In June 2012, before his appearance at a music awards ceremony, Ed Sheeran had this maple leaf tattooed on his left wrist as a dedication to his first gig in Canada and as a respect to his Canadian fans.

10. ‘Lego House’ Tattoo

‘Lego House’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: google)

Tattoo: Ed has a yellow Lego House tattooed on his left forearm.

Meaning: ED has a tattoo of the yellow Lego House on his left arm. According to Ed, this tattoo is a homage to his popular song “Lego House.” In February 2013, he showed this ink on a visit to Legoland in California.

11. ‘Jigsaw’ Tattoo

‘Jigsaw’ Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: google)

Tattoo: On his left forearm, he has jigsaw puzzle parts tattooed.

Meaning: Each of his closest pals is represented by the multicolored jigsaw pieces tattooed on his arm. Each buddy who has had a significant influence on his life. He wants to add more of these inks as he meets more and more individuals who continue to influence him.

12. Pingu Tattoo

Pingu Tattoo
Ed Sheeran Tattoo (Source: google)

Tattoo: Pingu got a tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Pingu is the main character of a British clay-mated television program. Ed had gone with his buddy Harry Styles to get this tattoo. They each received a tattoo that looked identical. Ed Sheeran chose to get the name PINGU tattooed on his arm, while Harry chose to have the word Pingu inked on his arm.