He already has more than 60 colourful tattoos on his body.

And Ed Sheeran, 25, joked he may well get his pal Elton John's face tattooed on his bum as the legendary star is 'always asking him to sit on his face' says the Daily Mail.

The Shape Of You singer made the X-rated revelation during a quick-fire interview with BeBox Music after being asked if he'd rather Elton or Taylor Swift were inked on his behind.

He explained: 'I reckon Elton's face cause he's always asking me to sit on it. He f***ing does; I'm not even joking.'

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The award-winning singer has enjoyed a close friendship with Elton, 69, for a few years now but admits he still finds it 'weird' being able to call the musician a friend.

Elton John and Ed Sheeran perform onstage together. Photo / Getty
Elton John and Ed Sheeran perform onstage together. Photo / Getty

He said recently: 'There are lots of pinch-me moments in my career, and I think the way you don't turn yourself insane is to just roll with them and don't think about them too much. But, obviously, it's weird being able to call Elton a friend.'

The flame-haired singer makes a reference to Elton's song Tiny Dancer in his track Castle on the Hill and recently revealed he decided to include the shout out to his pal because he loves the song and would usually listen to it when he is heading home.

He shared: 'Well, the Tiny Dancer thing is just... I really like Elton's Madman Across The Water, it's my favourite Elton album, and I would usually listen to that driving home. But you can't drive at 90 where I live, it's impossible; the roads are too [winding].'

If Ed was to get an Elton tattoo it would surely be a more pleasant experience than his most recent piece of body art.

The singer spent seven hours getting the image of the Sagrada Familia, an elaborate Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi, on his stomach.

He had the image done while in Byron Bay, New South Wales, during a six month sabbatical in Australia last year.

He said: 'I passed out while it was being done.'