If you were shocked by Zayn Malik’s gigantic Perrie Edwards tattoo tribute, you were probably even more shocked when the two 20-year-olds announced their engagement less than two months after the singer’s arm tat was inked. It’s been a whirlwind romance for Zayn and Perrie over the past two years, filled with plenty of performances, red-eye flights, international success and lots and lots of tattoos….well, for Zayn at least, not Perrie. Although the Little Mix singer has called Zayn Malik’s tattoo of her portrait “lovely” and a true sign of their love for one another, she recently revealed that she doesn’t plan to return the favor anytime soon.
“It must be love to be honest,” Perrie said about Zayn’s comic-style tribute tattoo. “When I’m away from him, I guess he can just take a look at his arm and remind him of me, so it’s a lovely compliment, really. I love it, it’s lovely.” It really must have been love, because two months later, Zayn got down on one knee and popped the question to the Little Mix beauty, and she, of course, said yes. But as to whether or not Perrie plans to get a tattoo dedicated to her future hubby, that’s a big N-O. The singer recently admitted during an interview with The Mirror, “I’ve always wanted tattoos, growing up seeing my dad and big brother all tatted. I think it’s cool, but I change my mind too much.”
Regretting a tattoo happens all too often these days, and it’s got to be THE WORST when the tattoo is of a former boyfriend, girlfriend or fiancé (we feel ya Miley!). When asked if he regrets getting the cartoon version of Perrie inked on his arm though, Zayn recently said, “Of course not. It’s not a direct portrait but it’s all the things I like about her. I didn’t tell her before I had it done and just surprised her with it when I came back from the States one day.” Seems like that could have gone either way there, Zayn. Fortunately, for him though, Perrie was flattered by the ink. “She was shocked at first but loves it now. She thinks I’m crazy, like everyone else does.”