Anne-Marie and fellow singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran got matching “Mug” tattoos while on tour together in July 2018. She is an opening act on his ÷ stadium tour, putting her in front of much larger audiences than she’s used to. It’s been helping her to get more comfortable performing and to expose her music to his huge global fanbase.
They’ve been friends for almost 10 years and going on tour together has given them a lot of downtime to hang out. She told Standard:
“I think it’s a little bit different because we’re friends anyway, we make more time for each other just because we’re friends. I think when it comes to the UK tour it was harder for us because we have friends and family coming and we want to make time to see them so we don’t get to see each other much. But when it comes to Europe and America we spend a lot more time together.”
“Mug” is a nickname that they call each other. She got the tattoo on the back of her left arm in his handwriting, posting on her instagram “1 guess what mug wrote this.”
Ed Sheeran’s “Mug” tattoo is on the inside of his right elbow, just above his Irish flag shamrock.
They were inked by artist Tobias Tietchen at his Hamburg, Germany tattoo studio Atelier Tietchen before their concert in Hamburg on July 25, 2018.