Ed Sheeran confuses fans with enormous fake tattoo

IS Ed Sheeran's lion tattoo fake or not?

The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker shocked fans when he tweeted a picture of a rather large image of the big cat tattooed on his chest earlier this month, though he has now revealed it was all just a big joke.

Taking a photo of his bare chest, he captioned it: "Was only joking about the lion (sic)"

Halfway and ouch

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And fans were clearly pleased by the news, with one writing: "Ohmg!!! You had me fooled (sic)"

Another added: "ED YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID 'was only lion about the lion' you missed such an amazing opportunity (sic)"

However, some of his supporters are questioning whether he has told a second lie, noting that the picture of his bare 'chest' looks more like his back.

One wrote: "I feel so betrayed!!! Or is this his back?? I'm so confused!!! (sic)"

Whilst another said: "I'm analysing it - doesn't look like his chest (sic)"

Was only joking about the lion

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If Ed was lying about getting the large tattoo, he proved he is good at telling tales after previously coming to the defence of the colourful inking.

He said: "All this kerfuffle over a tattoo. If it was black and white, saying a clever phrase in a language I can't speak, no-one would've said anything.

"It's not the first weird tattoo I've got and it won't be the last, but I like all of them."

Later he posted an image of the initial lion tattoo half covered with the caption, "Only joking, covered it up for a TV show didn't I?"

Only joking, covered it up for a TV show didn't I

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