Turns out Ed’s lion tattoo might just have been a fake

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A few weeks ago, Ed Sheeran shared a picture of his chest with us with a huge lion tattoo on display. 

Fans were not impressed with the ink and it quickly earned him a spot on many lists of the worst celebrity tattoos. 

But was it all just a joke? Today, Ed posted a photo to Instagram saying "was only joking about the lion" accompanied by a picture of his bare lion-less chest. 

 

Was only joking about the lion

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on

A lot of his followers have expressed their relief at the fact that the tattoo has vanished, but others are questioning whether he just covered it up with make up as his chest looks a bit on the shiny side. 

The Thinking Out Loud singer posted a photo of his chest with the caption "halfway and ouch" just two weeks ago but it seems he was just trying to fool his fans. 

Ed is already covered in other tattoos including a Heinz Ketchup logo, a lego head, a teddy bear and a paw print.  

 

Halfway and ouch

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on

 

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