Zayn Malik celebrated his 25th birthday on January 16, and his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, posted a super-cute Boomerang video of the shirtless pop star dancing on her Instagram page to mark the special occasion. While the rest of the world was going gaga over Zayn’s adorable “birthday boogie,” we couldn’t help but notice a new tattoo on the singer’s chest of a realistic-looking pair of eyes. And not just any eyes…Gigi’s eyes!
We would have thought Zayn had learned his lesson by now about getting permanent tattoos dedicated to his girlfriends, after having to cover up the cartoon portrait of ex Perrie Edwards he had inked on his arm before the couple split, but it appears Zayn and Gigi are very much in love, and it’s just like Zayn to commemorate his feelings with a fresh tattoo. Zayn’s new Gigi-inspired ink is located underneath the tattoo he had done back in 2013 of two red lips between a set of angel wings, and features a pair of smokey cat eyes peering out from below two expertly arched eyebrows.
Zayn Malik is the king of meaningful tattoos, and among the dozens of tats covering his body is his father’s name, Yaser, inked behind his ear in an elegant, script font. The singer showed off the “Yaser” tattoo on Instagram in December, captioning the snap simply, “Love you.” Zayn has yet to confirm that his new chest tattoo was designed after the eyes of his girlfriend, but looking at side-by-side photos of the ink and an up-close image of Gigi, the resemblance is uncanny. Plus, life-like eye tattoos are apparently a thing now. Justin Bieber recently got a tattoo of his mother’s eye inked on his arm, and Liam Payne followed suit with an eye tattoo dedicated to the mother of his child, Cheryl Cole. Cara Delevingne even has a pair of eyes inked on the back of her neck, which is a little on the creepy side, if you ask us.
Even though the chest is an incredibly painful place to get tattooed, Zayn got more than a pair of eyes inked there, according to Gigi’s birthday Boomerang post. Below Zayn’s fresh tattoo of Gigi Hadid’s eyes is another new piece made to look like black lace, or perhaps a mandala image, similar to the pieces he had inked on his left wrist in February 2014 and left hand later that year. Also, judging by recent photos of Zayn in New York, looking dapper in a gray suit and white collared shirt left open at the neck, it appears Zayn may have inked over the goat skull tattoo at the top of his chest, replacing the relatively new design with an image of some sort of red wolf-like head done in bright red ink.