He's defended his look – but let's face it, Ed Sheeran's latest tattoo has certainly divided opinion.
In fact, there were numerous online commentators who initially assumed that the inking simply HAD TO be fake (a theory which was quickly rubbished by the singer himself).
Not that Ed's the only somewhat unlikely celebrity candidate to get a totally OTT etching.
From Cheryl Fernandez Versini's GIANT rose tattoo on her bum (WTF?) to Zayn's image of Perrie on his arm (opsies) famous folk LOVE to experiment with outrageous body art.
Cheryl Fernandez Versini: We can't even…
Ed Sheeran: Each to their own, we guess
Zayn Malik: That'll need removing, so
Rihanna: It's just A LOT to take in
Cara Delevingne: Bacon on her foot… a lion on her finger
Tulisa: "Lucky you," down around her lady parts. Oh…
Megan Fox: "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies," – will we?
Sarah Harding: "Don't be bitter – glitter," says Sarah. Fair play.