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One Direction's Zayn Malik admits his mum doesn't like his tattoos

Esme Riley
By Esme Riley Published on 31 January 2013

The One Direction boys have an impressive collection of tattoos between them.

One Direction's Zayn Malik admits his mum doesn't like his tattoos

Zayn Malik


The band have been in and out of various tattoo parlours since finding fame on The X Factor in 2010 - with varying results.

Zayn Malik and Harry Styles possess the most body art of the band, while Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have dabbled with a few designs.

Niall Horan, 19, on the other hand, appears to be tattoo-free.

Liam, who has a tattoo of large black arrow-like designs up his right arm (among others), admitted his body art hasn't been popular with everyone.

The 19-year-old admitted to ITV1's Daybreak: “My mum went crazy about the whole tattoo idea.”

Zayn - who has a sleeve of designs up his arm and others on his chest and back - agreed: "Our mums have been like ‘maybe you’re getting a bit too much’.

But the boys denied the rumours that their music label boss Simon Cowell has been unimpressed with their visits to the parlour.

One Direction are to be the band behind this year's Comic Relief charity single and will release a cover of Blondie's One Way Or Another.

The boys recently returned from a life-changing trip to Ghana, where they saw first-hand the causes that the charity helps.

Harry, 18, said: "We all kind of went out there not really knowing what to expect and then we all came back all kind of the whole time looking at each other and just kind of going that was the best thing we’ve ever done. It was amazing."

Louis, 21, added: “I was very surprised, pleasantly, by the spirit of the people there they’re just so smiley and everybody waves.

"I mean if you walk down the street in London and wave to everyone you get a funny look like you’re a weirdo.”

And Zayn, 20, said what he learnt from his time away: "It kind of put things into perspective for me just in like in everyday life you have like little problems that we think are so major."

And then you go over there and you actually see people that are actually dealing with real problems and you know and just having to carry on every day and keep going."

by Esme Riley

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