Harry Styles got a giant butterfly tattoo on his chest: bad idea or just hilarious?

Is it time for me to admit that I think Harry Styles is super-cute? He IS. It’s gotten to the point where I get sort of inappropriately swoony about him. It’s not full-on Twihard, but writing about Harry really takes me back to when I was a tween. If I was 11 years old right now, I would be ALL ABOUT Harry Styles. His hair! His cute face! His accent! And his tattoos, which signal to young girls that he’s a bad-boy, but he’s also a sensitive artist-type. Harry has about a million tattoos – a ship, some Hebrew, a birdcage, tragedy and comedy masks, and on and on. Well, Harry just got a new tattoo on his chest/stomach area. And it’s a doozy:

Yes, Harry Styles, 19 years old, just got a massive butterfly tattooed on his abdomen. I have no words. While I like butterflies (sue me, I’m human!), butterfly tattoos are so overdone. By women. And while I think it’s cute that a young man was willing to get a butterfly tattoo (it’s adorable), I think he’ll definitely regret getting such a massive butterfly on his chest area. I mean, is that what little 18-year-old fan-girls want to see when they’re “blessing the mic”? They want to look at a giant butterfly? Also, the UK papers are trying to make this into a “Harry is one with the LGBT community” because butterflies “are a trademark of the transgender community, representing transformation.” Or maybe Harry just thinks butterflies are super-cute.

Photos courtesy of Harry’s Instagram, WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. allons -y alonso says:


  2. Eleonor says:

    my only reaction in front of that tattoo would be AHAAAHAAAHAAA!!!

  3. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    I think that’s a moth.
    A big, stupid moth. But a moth.

  4. kixendawn says:

    People magazine recently had a page dedicated to all his ‘tattoos’. Half of them look like they were done in prison so if he will grow to regret any of his tattoos, my guess is this wont be it.

  5. L says:

    Are we sure that’s not a moth?

    Not that it makes it better because hahahahahaha! No wonder Taylor stalked this guy.

  6. cmc says:

    What the heck is all that stuff on his chest? Leftover ink that’s been wiped off? Why didn’t he clean it off completely? Guys, that chest stuff is freaking me out and nobody that’s covered it has mentioned it. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!

  7. Winnie says:

    Lord, I hope that is fake and this is a joke.

  8. Gine says:

    Okay, I hate when people say “You’ll regret that when you’re older!” about most tattoos, but…he is so gonna regret that.

  9. danielle says:

    And he is a cutie, wish selena gomez would date him just to see baby bieners tantrum!

  10. Hubbahun says:

    I can’t stand him but I’m a little concerned about the state of his chest – not just Gigantomoth but the cuts and scraps and bruises – what gives???

  11. Miss Kiki says:

    I’m old enough to know better but if we’re talking 1D then Zayn is the best looking one by miles.

    That tattoo is just ridiculous!

  12. Tessa says:

    I hate tattoos. This has to be one of the worst I’ve ever seen. It’s horrible.

  13. Faye says:

    Anyone else thinking of “How I Met Your Mother,” season 3?

  14. Vee says:

    Bad idea and just tacky. Sad.

  15. Erinn says:

    I’m with you, Kaiser. I’d have been swooning all over the place for this kid if this were the 90′s/early 2000s. He’s pretty freaking adorable.

  16. Debbie says:

    Not that it matters a dang, but I’m pretty sure that’s a moth. And the Instagram-filtered picture is giving me a creepy “Silence of the Lambs” vibe, even though it’s a different kind of moth.

    Still, I agree, he’s a cute kid. A cute, silly, mothy-tattooed kid.

  17. Samigirl says:

    Oh, I’m SURE he won’t regret this one at 30.

  18. Allie says:

    I should know better as I’m in my 20′s but he is so adorable. This almost ruins it for me though. Almost.

  19. j.eyre says:

    I don’t think he is cute, per se, but he is on the Sh@mef*ck List. I get kink vibes from him – I just want one shot to prove it.

  20. bsh says:

    Plain awful! Who willingly decides to be marked forever with such a monstruosity?? And yes, he’s cute. Yes, he is also super gay and seriously, is there anyone still unconvinced that his relationship with Swift was a mere set-up by their people?

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Yeah I realized recently, from several links with legit pictures, videos and screenshots of tweets, that he is gay. If/when it really comes out mainstream, 1D will be screwed. Understandable why they have been trying to cover it up.

  21. DeltaJuliet says:

    It looks more like a moth than a butterfly. Also, it makes me think of Silence of the Lambs. Neither of those things are good.

  22. I.want.shoes says:

    Sorry, I just can’t. He has that little prepubescent boy body. And now with a big ass butterfly to boot.

  23. Tiffany says:

    I am with you Kaiser. Harry is a cutie. I don’t find myself changing the station when a One Direction song comes on. Maybe I have a new appreciation for him for now trash talking Taylor Swift after their break up. Oh, the stories that kid can tell.

  24. yael says:

    it gets really tiring hearing “you’ll regret that when you’re older” regarding tattoos. so, what? we’re supposed to constantly consider how we might feel in 20 years time about anything we do? that kinda eliminates the whole “living” aspect to being alive.

    so the kid got a big moth/butterfly tattoo. so you don’t like it. it’s not on your body, be thankful for that.

    i’m not going to pass judgement on a guy who felt something was important enough to him to have it inked on his body.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      He chose to instagram or tweet it or whatever he did.
      When you put something out there like that you really are asking for attention. If he didn’t want any comments about it he should have kept it private.

      Oh and when people say “you are going to regret that tattoo when you’re older.” What they are really telling you is that they think it’s ugly.

      And for the record I think the moth tattoo isn’t bad as far as giant bug tattoos go. I mean, at least it’s not on his face!! lol!

  25. andrea says:

    Well, that’s not going to help dispel those twink rumors, is it? He should be thankful there’s laser technology that can erase that later on in life.

  26. Dawn says:

    Wow…that is just ugly and he is only 19 so that means he has a long time ahead of him to live with it.

  27. QueenFreddie says:

    So dumb. It’s going to look so much worst with age and weight ( tattoos in general but in that area in particular ). Well he can always laser it off but “ouch” .

  28. Haha, I think he’s cute too but I just can’t imagine doing it with someone who has a giant butterfly tattooed on his stomach :D I would seriously start laughting when he took his shirt off!

  29. Bran says:

    He is super cute, and really nice. Love him!

  30. Johanna says:

    That tattoo was done by Liam Sparkes, one of the coolest tattoo artists in the world… his style is unmistakable. I’ve tried to get one from him a few times when he’s guested in San Francisco. It’s a gorgeous tattoo, too bad it’s kind of a girly one on such a girly boy. Liam Sparkes deserves better recognition than this. I urge you all to google his flickr and check his work out, it’s really cool line work tattoos in an old-fashioned style. He rules.

  31. erika says:

    oh god, i have like a dirty bathroom floor taste in my mouth when that pic came up…either grossed out or acid reflux.

    gross. his nipple gross me out. idk why, their…gross. and what’s the slash on his chest? Did Vampira visit him in the middle of the night?

    ahh ha! now i know what this reminds me of! i have this bronzed butterfly necklace from Old Navy and those nipples side by side by the wings remind me of the loops on each side of this necklace that attach it together! OMG! this looks like my Old Navy necklace!!!

    i think harry is gross. he’s puny, his air…like a super curly overgrown area, omg! it reminds me of Michelangelo’s
    ‘David”s groin:

    all these 1D boys are ugly, they’re at that intersection between teenager and young man and it’s wierd

  32. Suzy says:

    TRUST ME, it was no coincidence that he got a butterfly tattoo…it’s representative of the LGBT community & there’s massive rumors of him being gay (or at least bi).

    Also he’s 19 & has like 42 tattoos. Dude, you need to STOPPPP

  33. lisa says:

    it looks like an xray of someone who ate a moth

  34. KellyinSeattle says:

    The dog and butterfly, up in the air they like like to fly….sorry, heard “butterfly” and went into a different mode. This kid is a KID ; what does he know about butterflies or anything at all? I think it sucks. But he does have nice (and irritating), but nice hair.

  35. anonymous fan says:

    TMZ actually did a segment on how terrible and stupid his tats are.He also has a hanger,yes a clothes hanger, and a bunch of random cities like LA and Atlanta on his arm.They make no sense.It is like he wants to be a bad boy but has no idea how to do it.I have to admit I laughed out loud when I saw this moth fly thing.

  36. L.E. says:

    That’s not a butterfly, it’s a moth… Either way it’s a bad idea.

  37. Ally says:

    Awww….bless him:) This story cleanses my gossip palate after the vile Chris Brown rant and Baby Bieber’s antics.

  38. TinaM says:


    And I’m older than dirt, but I’ve never heard “blessing the mic” before. LOVE IT.

  39. amilu says:

    Pretty sure that’s a moth…

  40. Kizzy says:

    Why am I late to this party? I ended up missing this post. I’ll admit it – I do get a bit swoony when I see this kid and I feel the same dirty way but then I tell myself he is an adult… doesn’t work – I still feel bad. He is just so so cute to me and I know he will be super-sexy in 10 yrs. I’d be totally in love with him if I was 10 years younger. I’m hoping this tattoo isn’t real (is that ink/paint on other parts of his body?). Sadly, it seems like it’s a real tattoo. Why Harry? Anyway, I guess it’s not such a big deal. It’s more than likely he’ll regret it later though. Hope he grows up to be a well-adjusted man.