Zayn Malik Criticized By Tattoo Artist Kevin Paul For Controversial Face Tattoo

Zayn Malik Criticized By Tattoo Artist Kevin Paul For Controversial Face Tattoo
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Zayn Malik stunned the world by revealing his new tattoos, one on his head and two more on his neck. The tattoos not only shocked fans but also celebrity tattoo artist Kevin Paul.


Paul, whose portfolio included tattoos for Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles from One Direction, has criticized the singer for the placement of the new tattoos and their quality. In an interview with Mirror, the celebrity tattoo artist mentioned, “The placement is really bad, considering he doesn’t have any other tattoos on his head.”

He is also sure that the now solo artist will eventually have the tattoo on his head removed or altered. “I think he’ll end up regretting it and it would be hard to cover up without making the new design a lot bigger and darker,” he said. If the former One Direction member will have the tattoo removed through laser, Paul said the procedure  will cost him around £600.

One of the tattoos, which can be found on his head, spells out “M.O.M.” Because his debut solo album is called “Mind Of Mine,” it is not difficult to guess what the acronym stands for.

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Zayn is an avid fan of inking.  He has over 40 tattoos all over his body, but this one is believed to be the most wired one. While Zayn spent months finalizing this tattoo, the tattoo artist does not think it looks good. Paul, however, clarified that his criticism was only for these new tattoos. “Out of everyone in One Direction, Zayn had the best tattoos, but this is not one of them,” he said.

Zayn’s fans are also not quite happy with the idea of the tattoo on the face, Daily Mail points out. Some fans are even hoping that the tattoo is not a permanent one.

Zayn’s camp, however, refused to comment on the issue. The singer is quite busy this time, because he just released a new track from the album entitled “Like I Would.” The single was a surprise release by the star. He also just leaked a picture of his new lady love, Gigi Hadid, and mentioned she is the inspiration for the new piece of work.