Ed’s of tattoos include a copy of French artist Matisse’s sketch of a mother holding a baby on his forearm.
The Grammy nominated musician already has a phoenix tattoo on his arm. Very recently he added another King Arthur tattoo to his hand, etched on by tattooist Kevin Paul.
The King Arthur piece of tattoo however irked his mother and now Ed says he won’t go for any more tattoos on his hand.
“Ed’s keeping his new tattoos under wraps and hasn’t really been showing them off as they’re quite dramatic,” a source told British newspaper The Sun.
“He fell in love with the Matisse image because he found it comforting, and he loves the myth of the phoenix rising from the flames as it gives him hope when he looks at it.”
Ed is now busy preparing for a performance with Elton John at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10.
“I can’t wait to kind of just be involved in the whole thing. Just to be going is an honor, but to be nominated and performing is nuts,” Ed said to MTV News about his excitement on this forthcoming event.