Zayn Malik Debuts New Tattoo -- on His Face

PHOTO: Zayn Malik arrives at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff on Feb. 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Michael Tran/Getty Images
Zayn Malik arrives at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff on Feb. 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik added a new tattoo to his collection.

Malik showed off his new permanent ink on Instagram Friday. The tattoo -- located on his face -- appears to be a rising phoenix set to take off and on top is a scroll with the initials "M.O.M."

A rep for Malik, 23, said the singer had no comment on what the tattoo means.

Like I Would

A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Mar 11, 2016 at 2:35pm PST

Is he being sentimental about his mother?

Perhaps, but fans, who have been following his social media accounts for the last few weeks, seemed certain the tattoo is a nod to his upcoming debut solo album, titled "Mind of Mine." It drops March 25.

Malik has been showing his tattoos off a lot recently. They were even featured on the cover of his debut album, which shows him as a child with his real-life tattoos photoshopped onto his arms.

#ZAYNOnFallon

A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Feb 17, 2016 at 9:02pm PST