Relationships come and go, but tattoos can last forever. Zayn Malik is learning this the hard way as he deals with his ink of his ex, Perrie Edwards. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop that Zayn plans to break up with his tattoo by getting it removed!
Break-ups can be very messy, especially when you have your ex’s face tattooed on your skin. Zayn Malik, 22, has a large design of his now-ex-girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, 22, on his arm — but not for long! HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned what the former-One Direction singer is going to do to remove Perrie’s face from his body.
Zayn got a cartoon version of Perrie tattooed on his upper right arm in 2013, reports the Mirror. Now that they’ve broken up, Zayn isn’t going to keep the ink as a fond memento of his ex-relationship. He wants it gone, but getting rid of it won’t be easy!
“Unfortunately, it was done with really dark ink so removal would be difficult,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. Ouch. Tattoo removal can be even more painful than getting inked in the first place, almost as painful as breaking off an engagement!
Since Zayn can’t easily remove the ink, he’s going to try to cover it up. “He is planning on having his favorite tattoo artist turn it into a Lotus flower,” the Zayn insider tells HollywoodLife.com, noting that the new artwork would fit in with Zayn’s other tattoos, as “he has another flower on his other arm already.”
“He hopes it will look okay after the changes,” says the source. We hope so too, though a good tattoo artist can turn any design into a work of art. While some fans hope that Zayn and Perrie will get back together, getting rid of this tattoo seems like this break is for good. “He knows it has to go,” the source added, “as his future girlfriends aren’t going to want to look at Perrie’s face when they are with him.”
Perrie didn’t wait long to break her silence once news got out that Zayn pulled the plug on their engagement. She gave an update to E!, revealing that she’s staying in good spirits and focusing on her career. Plus, she has all her bandmates to back her up during this trying time.
What do you think Zayn should do with his tattoo, HollywoodLifers? Should he keep it or should he go through with his plans to have Perrie removed from his body?
— Jason Brow, Tim Plant reporting