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Zayn Malik's UV tattoo

Zayn Malik's UV tattoo

Zayn Malik has gotten a UV lightsaber tattoo.

The 23-year-old singer visited tattoo artist Jon Boy in New York this week, where he got the lightsaber, which glows when an ultra violet light is shone on it, tattooed on his finger.

Jon Boy posted a picture of the inking on Twitter and wrote: "May the force be with you @zayn #uvink #starwars #jonboytattoo (sic)."

Speaking previously about UV tattoos, Jon Boy said: "I've been in the business for over 16 years. I remember when UV first hit the market. At the time, it was fairly new so people were a little iffy about how safe it was. I've had mine for years. I recommend it."

Meanwhile, Zayn recently joked that he was told to quit One Direction by "an alien."

Zayn - who left the group in March 2015 - revealed a visitation from an extra-terrestrial being in his dream made him realise he needed to leave the boy band, which also features Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles.

Speaking to Glamour magazine about his revelation to quit the group, he said: "An alien spoke to me in a dream."

And the dark-haired heartthrob admitted the late 'Thriller' hitmaker Michael Jackson was his greatest musical influence and inspired him to embark on a career in the music industry.

Speaking about his inspiration, he said: "No question: 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson."

However, the 'PillowTalk' singer has an obsession with the late reggae musician Bob Marley, and regularly plays tribute to the 'One Love' hitmaker after his performances.

When asked about the first thing he does when he steps off of the stage, he said: "Pay homage to Bob Marley."