He has been mocked for his questionable tattoo of ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid‘s eyes on his chest after they split earlier this week.
While the former One Direction star, 25, proudly flaunted the latest in his ink collection – his followers weren’t too impressed as they likened the rose design to a rattail.
New ink: Zayn Malik unveiled his brand new rose tattoo as he took to his Instagram platform on Friday – but his followers weren’t too impressed as they likened the rose design to a rattail
Zayn, who already boasts a plethora of inkings on his body, took to the popular social media platform with the snap, in which he was pictured turning his head away from the camera to flaunt the new design.
However, the snap – which appeared to be taken during sunset in Miami, where he has been relaxing following his split from Gigi – seemed to raise a few eyebrows from his followers.
While many praised his latest inking, others confessed they thought it looked just like the popular throwback hairstyle from the late 80’s and early 90s.
‘Why did you do that to yourself?’ one fan queried while another mentioned: ‘Thought you had a rat tail. Oop.
Throwback: While many praised his latest inking, others confessed they thought it looked just like the popular hairstyle from the late 80’s and early 90s (Stock)
‘It looks like you have a rattail!’ Some of his Instagram followers were not too keen on the newest inking
‘I like but if you ever grow out your hair it will look like you have a rat tail.’
‘The stem looks like a f*****g rattail but you know what… I’m not mad at it.’
‘Please be fake like your side head one!’ and ‘Wtf are u doinggggg.’
‘Stopppp getting more tats’ and ‘When his hair grows back it’s just gonna look like a tail.’
This comes after the half-Pakistani star was mocked for his questionable inking of Gigi’s eyes post split. It is unclear whether he will have it removed.
Tatt’s unfortunate! This comes after the half-Pakistani star was mocked for his questionable inking of Gigi’s eyes post split. It is unclear whether he will have it removed
Over: Zayn and his supermodel girlfriend broke up on Tuesday after more than two years together
Statement: Zayn took to Twitter to release a heartfelt statement in which he confirmed the split
Zayn and his supermodel girlfriend broke up on Tuesday after more than two years together. Both the pop heartthrob and Gigi took to Twitter to confirm the news.
His post read: ‘Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend. She has such an incredible soul.
‘I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time, we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ.’
Just 11 minutes after Zayn put out his post, Gigi released her own statement on the social media site.
Speaking out: Just 11 minutes after Zayn’s post, Gigi put out her own statement on Twitter
Grown apart: Zayn and Gigi had reportedly ‘grown apart’ toward the end of their relationship
She wrote: ‘Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years.. not only in the relationship, but in life in general.
‘I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for.
As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be. xG.’
The former lovebirds recently spent a lot of time apart – and were last pictured together in January – as Gigi walked the world’s runways for fashion month and Zayn jetted off to Miami to work on new music.
Spotted: The last time the photogenic twosome were seen out in public together was in New York City back in January – weeks before Gigi kicked off fashion month