Yesterday we learned that Harry Styles of One Direction paid a visit to a tattoo parlor here in LA to get a new tat with his girlfriend Taylor Swift looking on lovingly. Today we learn that 3 other members of One Direction paid a visit to the very same tattoo shop the following night to get new tattoos of their own. Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson got inked up last night at Shamrock Tattoo with their bandmate Liam Payne tagging along for moral support (Niall Horan was not there). Randomly, actor Shemar Moore was also there getting new tattoo work of his own. It was a strange night at Shamrock Tattoo … take a look below.
They were the fresh-faced boys thrown together by Nicole Scherzinger on TV show The X Factor who went on to achieve a US hit album. However, the clean cut image is long gone, as One Direction race to cover themselves in ink, as if it were a competitive sport. Not to be outdone by bandmate, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson also decided some new etchings were in order during their current Stateside visit. Chowing down on pizza, and whiling away the hours with a game of pool, the boys are steadily assuming a tougher image which is worlds away from their early incarnation. The pair were accompanied by Liam Payne as they made their way to the legendary studio on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday to add to their already extensive collections of body art. Zayn, 19, opted for by far the most dramatic look, adding to the ‘ZAP’ and microphone tattoos adorning his right forearm with an intricate half sleeve design. Meanwhile, Louis, 20, appeared to have opted for a large compass etching, adding to the seemingly random collection of doodles on his right forearm. Although Liam, 19, accompanied his bandmates on their visit, he didn’t appear to have gone under the needle, instead kicking back and relaxing while enjoying a game of pool.
Oh boys. I don’t think any of us should at all be surprised that the 1D boys decided to get all tatted up together last night. I suspect this won’t be the last visit to the parlor for these guys. I’ll bet this is only the beginning.