11/08/2015 11:44 BST | Updated 11/08/2015 12:59 BST

Ed Sheeran Reveals A HUGE New Tattoo On Instagram (PIC)

Ed Sheeran’s no stranger to an inking or two, but we have to say, his new tattoo has taken us by surprise.

On Tuesday, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer shared a snap of the latest addition to his body art collection, revealing a huge lion tattoo that covers his chest.

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on

The singer added the caption “halfway done and ouch”, suggesting that there’s even more work to be done on the impressive tatt.

Ed Sheeran

We can’t help but notice that Ed may have taken inspiration from a famous pal though, and his lion design is similar to Cara Delevingne's finger tattoo - though hers is obviously a lot smaller.

Cara got this interesting ink in 2013

Ed’s day out at the tattoo parlour comes just days after he hit headlines, following rumoured hook-ups with Nicole Scherzinger.

The musical duo are believed to be “in the early stages of dating” and could also be working together on new material in the near future.

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