Ed Sheeran's tattoo was misspelled on purpose

When you've got a shed load tattoos, there's bound to be a few – if not more – that you're not all that happy with. Exhibit A: Ed Sheeran's misspelled tattoo.

Well, that's what we thought – before we discovered it was actually a very deliberate move.

Earlier this year, Ed teamed up with actress Saoirse Ronan for his video for 'Galway Girl', which culminated in him getting a tattoo on his arm done by Saoirse herself.

Related: Ed Sheeran opens up about how taking a year f helped him with his "substance abuse" struggles

Instead saying 'Galway Girl', the tattoo read 'Galway Grill'. Y'know, the permanent, on-your-skin-forever tattoo?

Explaining the reason behind the mistake, Saoirse recently told James Corden that she's keen to set the record straight. "I'm just here to say that it was all planned," she said.

"We thought it would be funny and edgy if we misspelled 'girl' and made it 'grill' instead, 'cos we're so clever," she revealed. Makes sense.

Related: Ed Sheeran tattoos DJ Roman Kemp live on the radio but gets it wrong

Ed Sheeran's latest music video for new track 'Perfect' dropped just yesterday (November 9), but sadly there are no tattoos, or spelling mistakes, in sight.

Not that we really mind, course, because the video is as sweet and snowy and heart-warming as you'd expect from a Sheeran song. Oh, and it features a bonus kitten, too.


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