Zayn Malik’s Screw Ankle Tattoo

Zayn Malik’s Screw Ankle Tattoo
By | On October 25, 2012

We all know that the One Direction boys love to get matching tattoos, and Zayn Malik followed in the footsteps of his fellow band mates when he got a screw tattoo inked on his ankle in October 2012. Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne hit the tattoo parlor for their screw tattoos the same month as Zayn and Harry Styles, and then goaded Niall Horan into joining the club. “So Me and Liam joined the crew yesterday and got two screw tattoo’s on our ankles, now we all have it except Niall! Come on @NiallOfficial,” wrote Louis on Twitter after adding the screw tats to his collection. Niall eventually replied, “ok I’ll give into you! I’ll get it done! Jesus! Have ya quite finished? #neglect hahahaha.” So apparently the teasing was all in good fun, although not for Niall, who is afraid of needles…

After Louis and Liam got inked with their screw tattoos, Louis’ girlfriend, Eleanor, reassured Liam’s sister, Ruth, via Twitter that the tattoos were discreet, since she apparently hadn’t gotten a peek at the new ink yet. She wrote, “@RuthPayne0990 Don’t worry they’re tiny! Like tiny little plus signs xx.” Most people actually do mistake One Direction’s matching screw tattoos for plus signs because that is exactly what they look like (+), but the fact that it’s a screw is an important part of the tattoo meaning. According to the British boybanders, who now all sport the identical ink (way to go Niall!), the screw tattoos help them remember to stay grounded despite their global success.

2 Responses to: Zayn Malik’s Screw Ankle Tattoo

  1. gravatar Jess Reply
    December 7th, 2013

    That photo is of Louis’ key tattoo (it’s the key to Harry’s lock tattoo on his wrist)

  2. gravatar Dominique Reply
    April 1st, 2016

    That’s an awesome idea! Such a cool meaning. Luv it!

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