Check out 25 of Zayn Malik’s Tattoos and their meanings
There are quite some things that interest fans about the celebrities they follow religiously. While some focus only on their music, for instance, others are interested in their music as well as what they do in their personal lives. This is why Zayn Malik’s tattoos will sometimes make trends on social media.
Zayn Malik’s tattoos is a special aspect of his life not just because of how fans talk about them but the time he adds a new one, the image itself as well as the significance of it.
If wearing Tattoos on one’s body becomes a competition, Zayn Malik’s tattoos will compete fairly well with those of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lorenzo Isigne, Lil Wayne, Memphis De Pay among other celebrities who fancy the art.
In this piece, we shall be exploring some of Zayn Malik’s tattoos as well as what they mean. However, before then, we will also take a brief look at who Zayn Malik is, his background and what he does for a living.
Who is Zayn Malik?
Born on 12 January 1993 to Yaser Malik and Tricia Brannan Malik in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, Zayn Malik is an English singer and songwriter who came into stardom based on his remarkable performances on the television reality show ‘The X Factor” in 2010.
Even though he didn’t win the competition, the “Bradford Bad Boy” and some other members ( Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson) on the advice of Simon Cowell, one of the judges on the show, formed what became “One Direction”, the world-famous boy band which attracted massive discipleship between 2010 and 2016 before Zayn Malik left in 2015 to work on his solo album, ” Mind of Mine”
He was considered as the bad boy of the group due to his heavy smoking habit as well as the tattoos on his body.
Zayn Malik is of Pakistani descent. His father’s name is Yaser Malik and while his mother’s name Tricia Brannan, an Irish Christian who converted to Islam after he married Zayn’s father.
He’s not the only son of his parents as he has there sisters: Doniya, Waliyha and Safaa, of which Doniya is the eldest.
He attended Tong High School and Lower Fields Primary School in Bradford and it was while in elementary that his talent became noticeable. He made his maiden performance on stage at school when famous rapper, Jay Sean, was invited to an event. To date, he considers his performance in the presence of Jay Sean as one of the most beautiful moments of his life. He wrote rap lyrics in school and also did boxing for a while.
Zayn Malik’s fame can be traced to 2010 when he took part in the auditions for the seventh season of the music reality show ‘The X Factor. Even though he was unlucky to make it to the final round of the competition, Zayn Malik’s jaw-dropping performances during the show hot the attention of the judges which convinced them that he had the potentials to become a successful singer.
On the advice of one of the judges of the show, Zayn Malik and his four other contestants formed the band ‘One Direction’, which went on to become quite popular eventually. Their fame got them a deal with two respectable record labels ‘Syco Records’ and ‘Columbia Records’.
‘One Direction released its debut album ‘Up All Night’ in 2011 and it received massive acceptance by fans globally. One. of the tracks on the album, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, topped various charts in the world afterwards.
The band’s second album, Take Me Home” was a huge commercial success. About 540,000 copies of the album were sold in its first week. The group went on to release three other albums before the departure of Zayn Malik.
The fourth album, Four, was released in 2014 and it debuted as number one in eighteen countries and it sold 3.2 million copies. Two of the tracks on the album, “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes” both achieved platinum status in the US among other countries.
Zayn Malik’s career trajectory since he left the band has been on the high side. He has won a good number of awards which include: American Music award, Billboard Music Awards and MTV Video Music Award.
Some of his famous tracks include: “Pillowtalk”, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, Better”, ” Like I Would”, “Let Me” among others.
Zayn Malik’s Tattoos
Zayn Malik’s Tattoos comes in different forms and shapes and each of them carries a significance. As of today, Zayn Malik’s tattoos range between 50 and 60 which means he has them inked on his skin from head to toe.
Some of Zayn Malik’s tattoos mean freedom, sheer strength and power, love and affection, rebirth, break-up.
Others are in honour of his father, his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid with whom he did the “Pillow Talk” video in 2016, his sisters as well as his daughter, Khai.
The MSG tattoo signifies the date that One Direction performed their first show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The BUS 1 tattoo shared with ex-band member, Louis Tomlinson represents the bus they took while going on tour or shows.
The Gun tattoo means power and protection while the Tiger tattoo means strength.
Yaser, his father
His daughter, khai