Saoirse Ronan explains why she misspelt Ed Sheeran’s ‘Galway Grill’ tattoo

Many people thought the tattoo was fake!

Pic: VIP Ireland
Pic: VIP Ireland

Saoirse Ronan has explained the story behind Ed Sheeran’s misspelt tattoo.

In the video for Ed’s song Galway Girl, the singer got inked with the words “Galway Grill”.

While many thought the tatt was just a fake one for the video, it turns out it’s very much permanent.

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Ed’s tattoo


Speaking on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Saoirse made sure to specify the spelling was intentional.

“It’s not a mistake,” she said.

“Ed got up on stage two days after we did it and said that I had made the mistake and it makes me look illiterate. I’m just here to say that it was all planned.”

She added: “We thought it would be funny and edgy if we misspelled girl and made it grill instead because we’re so clever”

Back in April, the Saoirse and Ed filmed the Galway Girl video in Salthill and revealed that this is when he got the permanent piece of arm on his arm.

“It’s an actual tattoo, and when we were doing the music video Ed was amazing, he shot it all himself with this rig and recorded for a couple of days. We ended it by going to this famous pub back home where this was a birthday party going on for someone he knows, and he wanted to get this tattoo. That’s my handwriting.”

We hope it was worth the laugh, Ed!

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