That tattoo you saw earlier belongs to One Direction member Zayn Malik! The English hit maker got this large, black microphone tatted on his forearm back in June 2012.

This is actually only one of Zayn's many tattoos, as he already has 6 at the age of 19. Obviously, he got the mic tattooed on his arm as a tribute to his passion for music.

When he first got the ink, his 1D bandmates actually poked fun at him during a live performance in front of thousands of fans! The other four Direction fellows placed their actual mics on their arms mimicking Malik's tat.

Jokes aside, we bet Malik made all of his lady (and probably some male) fans swoon with this bada-- piece of arm imagery.