Ed Sheeran’s Top 5 Tattoos

The past couple years have been an endless pattern of “work hard, play hard” for Ed Sheeran. He has just won a Grammy for his single “Thinking Out Loud” – a Grammy that was long overdue if you asked us. CelebMix has been rooting for him, and we’re very glad he was finally able to take one home.

Ed is turning 25, and the journey he’s been on until now has definitely been unforgettable. His musical journey is one that he’ll never be able to forget. He documents his adventures – actually, he documents his whole life – in the form of various tattoos all over his body. From black and white to color, from words to images, from then to now, Ed’s body is definitely a masterpiece.

Although all of Ed’s tattoos are special in their own way, we pulled out a few of our favorites.

5. Everything that happens is from now on

This tattoo’s origin comes from a song by Bon Iver, titled “Re: Stacks.” Not only did Ed get the tattoo in Bon Iver’s handwriting, but he was so inspired by the line that he got included it in one of his own songs from his album Mulitiply.

I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm,
Whispering “everything that happens is from now on.”

We are amazed at Ed’s ability to turn anything into a song lyric.

4. His Massive Chestpiece

Ed Sheeran left fans stunned when he unveiled an enormous lion tattoo, only to say two weeks later that it was a joke.


Ed Sheeran surprised his fans in late August last year with a large Lion tattoo that took up his entire chest. The lion was colored beautifully and was a wonderful masterpiece. The surprise? He tricked fans into believing it wasn’t real.

He took it to Instagram with a bare chest and said that the lion tattoo was nothing more than a temporary joke. However, it turns out that he just had to cover it for a TV show! The lion tattoo is more than real, and its detail is honestly gorgeous.

3.”Pingu Nooc Nooc”

Ed’s Pingu tattoo is a little bit random – but not really. It’s another one of his tattoos that surround friendship. This one involves a certain Harry Styles of One Direction. Ed got the penguin, and Harry got the writing. That’s true friendship right there!

There’s probably a story that’s deeper than just a mutual bond over penguins. It’s an inside joke that fans wished they were in on.

2. Heinz Tomato Ketchup

To be completely honest, we aren’t even sure why we love the ketchup tattoo so much. Ed obviously loves ketchup enough to get it tattooed on his body, and we just love the fact that it’s there. How many people do you know would get their favorite condiment permanently etched on their body? Exactly – it’s respectable.

1. His Sleeve

From maple leaves to puzzle pieces to a Lego head, Ed’s tattoo sleeve is a splash of color that represents his entire being. It’s one of the most distinguishable features about him, right next to the fact that he has a head full of bright ginger locks.

Ed has lived a great life, and even though his most recent years have been his most influential, we are excited to see what this year brings to Ed, and to us from Ed. We’re guessing that Ed’s tattoo collection will continue to grow with artworks that may range from little doodles to meaningful pieces – maybe even throw in a Grammy tattoo somewhere!

We hope Ed has a happy 25th birthday, and we’re excited to see what other tattoos he’ll get in the future!

Tweet us over @CelebMix which of Ed’s tattoos are your favorite!


Written by Laura Huynh

California gal studying media and entertainment at UC Berkeley. Big fan of music, and big believer in Fate. Feel free to call me, beep me at laurahuynh17@gmail.com or @laurahuynh. xx