You might know Zayn Malik as the boy who walked away from the most successful boy band in history, but that was far from the end of Zayn in the news. The latest story shows him wearing a highly unusual new tattoo. Zayn Malik burst into the public conscience when he appeared in the UK version of X Factor. Entering as a solo singer at the ripe old age of 17 he was grouped together with a few other “failed” solo entrants to form a new boy band. One Direction were born. Credited with the best voice in the group and undoubtedly a significant influence on the other lads… they would all buy into his appetite for ink. After 5 years of unprecedented success he became a global superstar before suddenly announcing his departure from the group in 2015. He went on to great personal success, becoming the first artist to have a debut single and album reach No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic. Rumours around his mental state on leaving One Direction would come back to the front page when he pulled out of a live solo performance citing anxiety. Bradford Bad Boy Hailing from the Yorkshire city blighted by racial divisions and unemployment Malik was given the moniker “Bradford Bad Boy”. Though his charitable work, including representing the British Asian Trust and buying a box at the local football ground for underprivileged kids to watch football suggest he is far removed from that description. It was his ink that marked him out, so to speak. He started by getting his Grandfather’s name in Arabic and it kind of snowballed from there. Today he has multiple inkings, but his latest has caused something of a stir.