It’s stunning, but it’s true:
Ben Affleck no longer has the ugliest tattoo in Hollywood.
This may seem impossible to believe for anyone who has seen Affleck’s massive back tattoo, but we simply ask you to feast your eyes on the photo above.
Yes, that is a picture of Zayn Malik’s brand new piece of ink.
And, yes, it is covering part of his head and face.
The former One Direction singer took to Instagram on Friday to share a close-up side view of his once-handsome mug.
And it’s now partially covered by a tattoo that appears to be a phoenix in flight with a banner across its body containing the letters M.O.M.
Instead of a tribute to his mother, this is likely a reference to Malik’s upcoming first solo album "Mind of Mine," which drops March 25.
Zayn simply wrote "Like I Would" as a caption to the image, which is the title of his latest single.
In Greek mythology, the phoenix symbolizes a rebirth of some kind, a rising from the ashes.
Put that concept together with the inclusion of his album initials and Malik seems to be making a statement about his new journey in the world of music without Harry Styles and company by his side.
Which is totally fine and makes some sense.
But that doesn’t explain the location of the tattoo.
"It doesn’t look good if its real,” says Kevin Paul, a tattoo artist who has done various etchings for other One Direction members.
“The placement is really bad, considering he doesn’t have any other tattoos on his head.
"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."
We agree. What do you think?