what is going on with ed sheeran’s new tattoo?

so many questions

Image via Ed Sheeran/Instagram

Friend of Swift and singer Ed Sheeran just posted this image to Instagram with the caption “Halfway and ouch”. It seems to show him in the process of getting a giant lion tattoo across his chest, but we don’t even know. 

Like, is this tattoo—which would be at home on a velvet canvas—even real? If it is, what does it mean? Is it a misguided tribute to Cecil the Lion? Is rumored girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger going to enjoy running her hands over it? Does it have something to do with his orange hair? Is he going to pull his shirt up over his head and run around going “rwwwaarr”?

Please leave the answers we so desperately need below.