Celebs Ed Sheeran's tattoo artist offered £300,000 for rights to giant lion inking on singer's torso Artist Kevin Paul has also tattooed singers James Arthur, Harry Styles and Rihanna and model Cara Delevingne in the past Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Get celebs updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email
Superstar Ed Sheeran’s lion tattoo is such a roaring success that the design is worth a six-figure sum.
Yet artist Kevin Paul may turn down a £300,000 offer for the rights to the inking from a millionaire high street magnate.
Kevin said the 2015 tattoo had attracted so much attention and the Thinking Out Loud singer, 27, was thrilled by it.
Ed said: “England’s national emblem is a lion. All my tattoos are things that I’ve done in my career and they’re all leading to the middle bit which is the lion. I think it looks cool, I don’t really care if anyone else does.” Read More Ed had a giant image of a lion tattooed on his torso back in 2015 (Image: Instagram)
Kevin said he felt conflicted by the offer as the tattoo was a gift to Ed. He said: “It was a personal thing. He is my mate and I don’t really charge mates.”
Kevin, who has tattooed singers James Arthur, Harry Styles and Rihanna and model Cara Delevingne, said Ed’s lion tatt had been a last minute thing.
He said: “We only went down to his for my wife’s birthday and he spoke about getting a lion done at some point. So I drew that up that night and we ended up doing it the next morning.”
Ed proved to be a loyal friend to Kevin when his wife suffered two miscarriages. Read More