What! Ed Sheeran Did Get the Lion Tattoo — Was Joking About “Only Joking”

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran just fooled the world -- again Cindy Ord/Getty Images

What! Ed Sheeran did get that lion tattoo after all. The singer posted another Instagram on Wednesday revealing he was joking about "only joking" and that he simply covered up the tattoo with makeup. 

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

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on Aug 26, 2015 at 2:41pm PDT

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Thank god! Ed Sheeran didn’t actually get that massive tattoo of a lion on his chest. On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the prankster revealed he was just kidding.

“Was only joking about the lion,” he captioned an Instagram of his bare chest. The “Photograph” singer fooled everyone two weeks ago after he posted a similar pic of himself shirtless with a massive lion’s head inked in color on his chest with the caption, “Halfway and ouch.” 

Sheeran, 24, went as far as to credit his tattoo artist for the questionable creation. "Lion is courtesy of @kp_est78, who puts up with me complaining about the pain,” he tweeted at UK-based ink artist Kevin Paul.

Was only joking about the lion

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on Aug 26, 2015 at 4:31am PDT

Despite fooling everyone, Taylor Swift’s bestie does have a plethora of real tattoos, ranging from a lizard, a teddy bear, a tree, and even Puss in Boots from Shrek.

Halfway and ouch

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on Aug 11, 2015 at 2:36am PDT

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