Zayn Malik’s New Tat Is Adding Fuel To All Those Engagement Rumors

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We hate to jump to conclusions, but we can’t help but suspect that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid might have some big news to reveal in the near-ish future. Word has been circulating that the lovebirds — who have been together on-and-off for about a year — are planning to tie the knot sooner rather than later. And the duo's most recent public appearances have done the exact opposite of put the rumors to rest.

To wit: Just days after 21-year-old Hadid was spotted out and about sporting a suspicious band on her left ring finger, her broody boyfriend debuted some fresh ink last night in NYC. And let's just say it's as close to a declaration of love a tattoo can get — literally. Malik's latest body art spells out the four-letter L word right across the knuckles of his right hand in a large, sweeping script.

Is the design just a coincidence? Perhaps. For all we know, the couple could be pulling a fast one on us. But if nothing else, we have to give Malik props for learning a lesson from his last loved-up tattoo — because, unlike last time, this one he won’t have to cover up if all hell breaks loose.
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