In a new video for the acoustic version of Zayn Malik’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” a collaboration between the singer and Taylor Swift for the highly-anticipated film “Fifty Shades Darker,” Zayn appears shirtless and shows off a new tattoo on his chest of a goat skull. Zayn Malik’s new tattoo is inked in the center of his chest, just above his large tattoo of a pair of red lips and wings, and features a simple black outline of a goat skull, with curled horns that reach up to the base of his neck.
Zayn’s new skull tattoo comes just a couple of weeks after the singer debuted a fresh tattoo of the word “love” scrawled across his knuckles and immediately had us wondering if the piece was a tribute to Zayn’s current girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. The singer has yet to comment on that little tidbit, but either way, he now has another tattoo for us to focus on, one that was definitely not inked on Gigi’s honor.
The goat skull on Zayn’s chest marks the first tattoo the singer has added to his torso in quite a while – he has mostly been focusing on inking up his hands and arms (and covering up that pesky Perrie Edwards portrait tattoo on his shoulder), debuting most recently a glow-in-the-dark lightsaber tattoo on his middle finger, and a series of hieroglyphic-type designs on his fingers, in addition to his “love” hand tattoo.
While Zayn has yet to say anything about the meaning behind his new goat skull chest tattoo, this latest ink, some are speculating, could be a symbol of the singer’s Zodiac sign. Zayn’s birthday falls on January 12, which makes him a Capricorn, and while the Capricorn symbol is technically a “sea-goat,” often depicted with the head of a goat and the tail of something resembling a mermaid, it seems Zayn just went with the “goat” part for his chest tattoo.
While the goats you’re probably used to seeing, like dairy goats for example, don’t typically sport huge curling horns like the image in Zayn’s chest tattoo, there are plenty of goat species out there with crazy impressive horns, like the Nubian Ibex, the Alpine Ibex, the Siberian Ibex, and the East Caucasian Tur. No word yet on whether Zayn plans to leave the goat skull on his chest as a simple outline or fill it in, but either way, we’re kind of digging it! What do you all think??