As fans know, nothing is more important to Zayn Malik than family. He’s extremely close with his mother Trisha Malik, and honored his father, Yaser Malik, by writing a song on his debut solo album, Mind of Mine from his point of view. Not to mention that the “Pillowtalk” singer also wrote about his relationship with both his parents – namely his father in his autobiography.

In a previously released excerpt, the singer had written about his father, “I was telling Malay about my relationship with him and how important it was for me to do well for him, to earn his approval. My dad's a hard worker and he has strong values… He used to go on at me all the time about being a good student and getting the right education. He wanted the best for me, and I wanted to please him in return.”

Given how successful Zayn has been both on his own and with One Direction, there’s no doubt that his father is incredibly proud of all he’s accomplished. To continue showing his love for someone so special to him, the “Like I Would” singer decided to get something permanent done – a tattoo. On Instagram, the singer showed off his new ink, which was placed behind his ear and spells out “Yaser,” which is his dad’s name. The post was captioned with two words, “love you.”

No word on what Zayn’s father thinks of the ink. Though we’re guessing that for the singer it must be a reminder of all his father’s words of wisdom close to him when they’re apart from one another. Everyone knows the singer is no stranger to getting inked, he previously got the word “love” on his left hand which many believe was written in girlfriend, Gigi Hadid’s handwriting. Clearly the singer likes to place permanent reminders of those he loves on his body.

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