Zayn Malik was known as the "bad boy" of One Direction. He had this dark, mysterious vibe about him, and while many figured Harry Styles would break out into a solo career, Zayn has proven himself as the one to step away from One Direction and go on to have some pretty successful singles all by his lonesome.
Another reason Zayn was deemed to be the bad boy had to have been his affinity for tattoos. The singer has extensive ink covering his arms, and he just added a new bit of ink to his collection.
When the singer stepped out in NYC this past week, the paparazzi snapped a few pictures of his newest hand tattoo, which reads, "love" in cursive over the knuckles of his right hand.
While Zayn has a very diverse and varied collection of tattoos, many speculate the meaning behind this particular tattoo all comes back to his current flame, Gigi Hadid. The pair have been dating for some time now, and many have also theorized that the two may have secretly gotten married.
Hadid was seen with a ring on her wedding finger recently, which started the rumor mill buzzing, and now this new tattoo has led to even further conjecture. They haven't come out and said that they've gotten married or anything, but that hasn't stopped the rumors from swirling.
What do you think? Is this tattoo just another for Malik's collection, or is there a deeper, more Gigi Hadid-centric meaning behind it?