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Ed Sheeran has treated himself to a brand-new tattoo, but this time, it’s in honour of his daughter.
The 30-year-old singer-songwriter, who shares nine-month-old daughter Lyra Antarctica with his wife Cherry Seaborn showcased his new ink on Instagram – much to the delight of his adoring fans.
The Shape Of You hitmaker is already covered in an array of unusual and quirky tattoos – including a huge inking of a Heinz ketchup bottle – but Ed’s latest tattoo is arguably his most talked about one yet.
The proud dad has added to his collection by getting a huge Orca whale tattooed onto his inner arm in honour of his little girl who was conceived while he and Cherry were on a whirlwind getaway to Antarctica.
While some fans have been moved by his decision to get an Orca tattooed on his body in tribute to his daughter, Ed didn’t think much about it before sitting in the hot seat.
Ed Sheeran has treated himself to a brand-new tattoo, but this time, it’s in honour of his daughter
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Lifting the lid on his collection of weird and wacky tattoos, the star told: “I got some vampire teeth on my shoulder for the video and an orca for Antarctica.
“I am completely covered in the weirdest, most colourful tattoos and that is the thing no one can get their head around, apart from my wife. Everyone says I look like a melted crayon.
“But I love them. I love that any time something random happens, I put it on my body,” he told The Sun.
Naturally, Ed’s new tat has divided his fans – with some claiming that Orca wasn’t the most relevant inking.
Ed got an Orca whale tattooed onto his inner arm in honour of his little girl who was conceived while he and Cherry were on a whirlwind getaway to Antarctica
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“ Ed Sheeran getting a tattoo of an Orca for his daughter lol. Why not a pretty little snowflake?” suggested one Twitter user.
“Yeah, when she grows up and realises he’s got a whale tattooed on him for her it might not go down well,” quipped another.
“I’m really not a fan of tattoos, especially that one. Free Willy is it?” another teased.
Ed already has an array of weird and wacky tattoos
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Meanwhile, others gushed over Ed’s ‘adorable’ tattoo.
“Love it so much. It just proves he doesn’t care what anyone else thinks, only his family,” shared the admirer.
“Ed Sheeran is a legend and his Orca tattoo proves that tenfold,” someone else chimed.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the singer as his brand-new track Bad Habits has stormed the charts
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It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the singer as his brand-new track Bad Habits has stormed the charts.
As well as that, Ed has also co-written Maisie Peters’ new song Psycho and BTS’s next track, Permission To Dance which is predicted to shoot straight to number one.
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