It’s true, he’s got a misspelled tattoo, and it was done as a prank by Saoirse Ronan, who starred alongside him in the music video that they just shot last week. In the video, she gives him a tattoo. The story goes that he was supposed to get “Galway Girl” tattooed on him by Saoirse, since that’s the name of the song.
Anyway, rather than writing “Galway Girl,” instead she wrote “Galway Grill,” as in G-R-I-L-L. Like, your BBQ grill. Ed didn’t actually seem to be upset about it either, and as you’ll hear in this video:
He says “She really took the piss out of me with this one. I’m actually kind of proud of her. It’s the kind of thing that I would do.”
There you have it, Ed Sheeran was the victim of a misspelled tattoo prank, and he has a good sense of humor about it. Have you known someone with a misspelled tattoo? Do you have one?