One Direction have lots of tattoos between them, but have you ever wondered why they have so many?
Some of the tattoo’s meanings are quite obvious but others are rather obscure.
A source close to the band told Heat magazine this week that the boys want to distance themselves from the young kids we fell in love with back i9n 2010, and having tattoos is one way to do that.
The insider said: “The boys started having them done to assert themselves as men, rather than the boys who were in The X Factor.
“They’re so controlled in every aspect of their lives it’s also their way of rebelling.”
Hmmm we’re not too sure. There are other ways they could do that and maybe they just like the tattoos they have?
Since Harry turned 18 he has barely spent any time outside of the tattoo parlour, having an amazing 48 or so inkings on his body.
The insider said: “Harry says it’s about permanently signifying his journey, because he knows it won’t last forever.
“Zayn has his X Factor number, six, on his forearm, and Louis and Liam also have symbols and sayings that mean things to them.”
Despite the hundreds of tattoos between them, the only member without a tattoo is Niall, which we’re secretly quite glad about!