Zayn Malik has shocked fans across the world by getting a tattoo… on his face!
The former One Direction heartthrob might be stealing the charts in the UK and US, but this recent addition to his tat collection has caused quite a stir.
On his right temple is an intricate bird design with the words ‘M.O.M’ written across it. While some have speculated it could be a tribute to his mum Trish (forgetting that Zayn is from the UK), it’s probably about his new album: ‘Mind of Mine’.
This theory is helped by the fact he’s captioned the picture ‘Like I Would’, the name of his new song.
The tattoo has, to say the least, come as a bit of a shock to One Direction fans. In fact many are wondering – or hoping – if the tattoo is fake and he’s using the shock to promote his new album.
Fans have flooded the post with comments, with the majority shouting ‘Why Zayn? Why? Nooo!!’ or ‘NOT INTO THIS’ though many have just pointed out the One Direction surf board in the background. Bless him, he still loves the band!
One Direction tattooist Kevin Paul, who has inked everyone from Harry Styles to Louis Tomlinson, has said that the 23-year-old will probably regret having it on his face.
Speaking to The Mirror, he said: ‘It doesn’t look good if it’s real. The placement is really bad, considering he doesn’t have any other tattoos on his head.
‘I think he’ll end up regretting it and it would be hard to cover up without making the new design a lot bigger or darker. It would be best to have it lasered off and would probably cost more than £600.’
That’s probably pocket change for Zayn Malik, buddy.
It’s certainly an interesting decision, and we can’t help but wonder: what will girlfriend Gigi Hadid think of it?
Hopefully she won’t have the same reaction as the Directioners…
By Tom Capon