Harry Styles’ new tattoo doesn’t have “much meaning”, his bandmate Louis Tomlinson has joked.

The singer has proudly been showing off his latest inking, which shows two black swallows gracing his chest area.

Recently the band – which consists of Harry, Louis, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan – took part in a question and answer session for MTV.

Fans were able to post their burning questions on Twitter, and Harry was asked by one what the meaning behind his body art was.

However, before he could answer, Louis jumped in and mocked the curly-haired hunk.

"You got it because you think they look cool. There"s not that much meaning," he joked.

Meanwhile, Liam revealed he is worried about germs.

The star admitted he doesn’t like drinking from the same container as his pals, but joked it was down to their lack of personal hygiene.

"I"m a hygiene freak. I can"t share a drink with people," he said. "I don"t like any of you, and you all smell weird and you don"t wash properly. So why am I going to share a drink?"