Mother unimpressed by Malik tattoos

One Direction star Zayn Malik has revealed his mother has given him grief about his ever-growing tattoo collection.

Zayn Malik's mother is perturbed by his tattoo collection.
Zayn Malik's mother is perturbed by his tattoo collection.

The singer said he has reassured her that the designs covering his arms and body will look acceptable when he reaches later life.

His extensive collection includes a large microphone, cartoonish lettering and a stylised picture of his fiancee Perrie Edwards from X Factor winners Little Mix.

In an interview with the latest edition of Top Of The Pops magazine he said: " Obviously mums don't really like tattoos, and she's a bit like, 'when you're older, what are you going to do?'.

"But I think when I'm an older bloke, they'll still look cool," he added.

The group - named the most popular act in the world in 2013 in a study earlier this week - have just unveiled the video for their next single Midnight Memories which is released on March 9.