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  • Louis Tomlinson has paid tribute to his grandparents with a tattoo
  • Louis Tomlinson sports more than one etching on his chest
  • Louis Tomlinson loves getting inked
  • Louis Tomlinson has a number of tatts
  • Niall Horan is the only member of One Direction with no body art
  • Louis Tomlinson dates student Eleanor Calder
  • One Direction flew to Australia at the weekend

Louis Tomlinson's mum Johannah has revealed the meaning behind one of his chest tattoos.

The One Direction singer, 21, sports the number 78 on his left pec - below a large etching of the words 'It is what it is' - which is very personal to him and his family.

'For those who have asked me about the '78' tattoo on Louis chest.....It was the house number of his Nan & Grandad who he adored xxxx,' Tweeted Johannah - known as Jay - last night.

The 1D lads are big fans of tattoos and Louis' body art collection includes a bird on his right arm, a stag on his bicep and 'The Rogue' scrawled across his ankles.

Niall Horan is the only member of the group believed to be ink-free.

The boys jetted to Australia for the final leg of their Take Me Home world tour at the weekend - but it seems Louis is suffering from lack of sleep.

'Still not managed to get into the time zone :( feel like a zombie,' he Tweeted yesterday.

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