Ed Sheeran has joined Michael Gudinski’s son to get matching tattoos in Melbourne as a tribute to the music legend.
On Thursday, Gray Road Tattoo in St Kilda posted a photograph of Sheeran, Matt Gudinski and Kate Gudinski’s husband Andrew with their new ink.
The matching tattoos are the silhouette of a hand with the index finger pointing to the sky, which was Michael Gudinski’s signature pose.
Sheeran’s tattoo is on his forearm, Matt’s is under his shoulder and Andrew’s is on his calf.
“An unlucky technique to meet however large due to Ed, Matt, Andrew for coming by the studio and getting a becoming memorial to a real Melbourne icon final night time,” the tattoo parlour stated on Instagram.
Tattoo artist Jake Fraser stated whereas it was a “tragically heavy second,” he was grateful to share the second with the trio.
Gudinski was a godfather determine of the Australian music scene, having based impartial label Mushroom Data in Could 1972.
He died abruptly in his sleep on March 2, aged 68.
A state memorial for an icon
On Wednesday night time at 7.07pm – a nod to Gudinski’s love of the wine Penfolds Bin 707 – a state memorial service began at Melbourne’s Rod Laver arena, headlined by a star-studded cast of live performers.
Sheeran was granted an exemption to fly into the nation along with his household and carried out a model new track he wrote for his good friend whereas in quarantine and broke down in tears halfway via.
Sheeran additionally performed Fortress On The Hill, saying it was Gudinski’s private favorite after he performed it on the late music mogul’s Port Douglas house in 2015 at 3am.
“He will need to have misheard the lyric as a result of he began, from that time, screaming at any time when he noticed me: ‘We had been youthful then’,” Sheeran recalled.
“I by no means instructed him it was really ‘I used to be youthful then’.”
The who’s who of Aussie music paid an emotional tribute to the Australian business nice on the state memorial service.
Alongside Sheeran, there have been stay performances by Mushroom related native acts Jimmy Barnes, Kylie Minogue, Paul Kelly, Mark Seymour, Vika and Linda Bull and Mia Wray.