Ed Sheeran Reveals New Koala Tattoo During Live Gig In Australia

7 August 2012, 15:00 | Updated: 7 August 2012, 15:26

The 'Lego House' star has added a colourful new addition to his ink collection.

Ed Sheeran has unveiled the latest addition to his tattoo collection which shows a koala bear climbing a tree.

The latest ink work features around the 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' singer's elbow and extends the sleeve on his left arm.

The BRIT Award winning star was performing live in Australia at Perth Western when he displayed the tattoo.

The singer recently wrapped his Australian tour and will be heading back to the UK for a series of festival dates this month before heading to the Roundhouse in Camden, London next month for the iTunes Festival 2012.

The star will also head out on a new headline UK tour in October.

You can view a close-up shot of Ed's new tattoo below: (Picture: Splash)

The singer recently confessed that he would be appearing at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony alongside legendary band Pink Floyd – which has since been denied by the group.

You can view a picture of Ed performing live on stage sporting his new tattoo below: (Picture: Splash)

He is also currently working on his new studio album and the follow up to 2011's mulit-platinum selling '+'.

Ed has also penned tracks for One Direction and Taylor Swift and told Capital this year that his work with the country sensation would not be for one of his own projects.