It was only a matter of time, but we thought Harry Styles would be much older when he finally realized that many of his many, many tattoos were a huge mistake.

The One Direction star recently revealed that he regrets several of his tats, even going so far as to call them "just awful" and "crap." And which does he single out as one of the worst? The tiny padlock that buddy Ed Sheeran personally inked on his wrist!

In an interview with Brit magazine We Love Pop, Harry reports that his mom has asked him repeatedly to cool his penchant for getting so many tattoos all the time, so much so that he's taken to hiding them from her. "She doesn't not like them," Harry says, "but I always used to wear long sleeves when I went round. She doesn't get that mad -- she's not like that -- but she will say, 'That's enough now.'"

You've all had your say in our readers poll about Harry's body art, but he boldly offers up his own assessment to the magazine -- and Sheeran's ears must be ringing! "There are some that my friends have done and some that are just awful," Harry admits. "I regret this one [that Sheeran did] on my wrist ... I mean, these are just crap.”

Wow, Harry is just full of intriguing admissions lately, isn't he?

In other news, the singer is said to be a possible addition to the judging panel on the U.K. version of the 'X Factor.' If asked by mentor Simon Cowell to join the show, he'd jump at the chance. "I feel like you'd have to," he says. "I don't feel like we're in a position to turn it down."