Harry Styles is the person shown in the photo posted by tattoo artist Liam Sparkes in January, revealing a lot of ink and a butterfly to boot from the chest down.
This had viewers wondering who the new tattoo belonged to. A representative for One Direction put people’s minds to rest when they confirmed to E! News, on Sunday, that the photo was of Styles.
The Mirror speculated the possible meaning behind Styles’ new butterfly tattoo: “The design is believed to [symbolize] someone’s life, and if they’ve traveled through rough seas, struggled along the way but are a free spirit.”
U.K.-based tattoo artist Kevin Paul, who has worked with Styles and the other boys of One Direction, revealed that Styles likes his tattoos to be meaningful.
“Everyone’s different, like Zayn [Malik's] got microphones and music stuff and, like, Harry has more personal things, like he has little things for his mom and all that kind of stuff,” Paul previously told MTV News. “They’re all pretty different on what they have, like their ideas. He hasn’t got proper tattoos. They’re just scattered around. I think as he gets older he will want proper pieces and he’ll have all these little pieces.”