The singer has been met with mixed opinions over his new ink and he took to Twitter to address the "kerfuffle."
Ed, who has a wide variety of tattoos from "Shrek" to a gingerbread man to a matching Pingu the Penguin with Harry Styles, said this isn't the first weird tattoo -- or his last. And guess what? He likes them all.
And if you were wondering if he really was tweeting this while eating pasta, here's the proof:
It seems this response from Ed may have been triggered after Keane lead singer, Tom Chaplin, tweeted asking if Ed's tattoo is a prank because it's a "really bad picture of a lion." Ed wasn't amused.
Tom did tweet out an apology, which Ed accepted, saying the only reason he thought it could be a joke is because you couldn't see Ed's face.
The lion tattoo, which is only 60% done, does have a significant meaning to the "Thinking Out Loud" singer. Ed's primary tattoo artist, Kevin Paul -- who inked the lion -- told us that Ed got the symbolic design to celebrate his three sold-out Wembley stadium gigs.
"We’ve got a lot more to go. I mean, his chest is gonna be completely full," Paul said. "[It will] connect arm to arm. It’ll go right across his shoulders.”