A little more than a month after revealing the huge tattoo of a gun Zayn Malik had inked on his left side in November, rumors are swirling that the One Direction singer now has a “secret” criss-cross tattoo on his leg that has yet to be seen. Zayn and his bandmates are currently enjoying some much-deserved time off for the holidays at the tail end of their Take Me Home world tour, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the 20-year-old gave himself the gift of ink this Christmas. In fact, rumor has it that the boy band will be taking a three-month break before beginning tour rehearsals for their upcoming Where We Are tour in March. Just think about all the new tattoos Zayn Malik can rack up during that time!
After playing a whopping 131 shows in 2013, the One Direction boys were dying for some free time to spend with friends and family. So, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne all headed to their respective home towns for a holiday break, but Zayn found himself in London, where he cuddled up to fiancée and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. It appears that Zayn may have actually gone under the needle over Christmas too, because on December 29, 2013, the Twitter user @1DAlerts posted a message saying that “Zayn has a secret criss cross tattoo on his leg that is apparently unseen,” which led a One Direction fan to respond: “yeah I’ve seen it and it looks like a #.” Zayn Malik actually confirmed the secret tat, posting on Twitter recently: “A proper secret is that I’ve got a tattoo on my leg. It’s a criss cross symbol.”
Zayn Malik has spent the majority of 2013 concentrating on his growing tattoo sleeve, adding several members of the animal kingdom to his right and left arms, including a tiger tattoo, huge snake tat and weird space monkey tattoo. So, we were a little shocked when Zayn debuted the impressive gun tattoo on his side in November 2013, and we are even more surprised to find that the singer may be sporting a secret criss-cross tattoo on his leg as well. The fact that Zayn’s mysterious leg tattoo may actually look like a pound sign reminds us of Louis Tomlinson’s tattoo of the Tic-Tac-Toe board with three red “X’s” that he revealed in August 2013. Is it possible that Zayn’s criss-cross tattoo was actually inked back in August and matches Louis’ Tic-Tac-Toe tattoo? What do you all think of Zayn’s “secret” leg tat?