Zayn Malik fuels engagement rumors with 'love' tattoo after Gigi Hadid steps out with new ring


Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's hands have sparked some speculation that the young couple might be taking their relationship to the next level.

Hadid was first spotted out and about in New York City on Monday, wearing a small band on that finger. The following night, Malik was photographed leaving his hotel in NYC, with a new tattoo on his right hand. The "Pillowtalk" singer -- who confirmed he was dating Hadid last February -- got the word "love" inked across his knuckles.

The engagement rumors come a week after Malik celebrated his 24th birthday. "Happy birthday, my handsome!" Hadid gushed over her beau in an Instagram post. "So lucky to know and love a soul like yours. Wishing you the best year ever!!!"

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Gigi Hadid is seen at LAX on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Model Gigi Hadid arrives to attend the 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - Swin City' at the Altman building on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Gigi Hadid seen leaving her house to go to a Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week> on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Team/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Gigi Hadid a ttends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - Swim BBQ VIP at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach on February 17, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Gigi Hadid attends A Night at Sea VIP Boat Cruise sponsored by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Yacht Cruise on February 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Gigi Hadid is seen arriving at Chanel Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week : Womenswear Fall Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: Gigi Hadid seen out and about in SoHo on March 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Model Gigi Hadid attends the Daily Front Row 'Fashion Los Angeles Awards' at Sunset Tower Hotel on March 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Pret-a-Reporter/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Model Gigi Hadid arrives at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Model Gigi Hadid is seen in soho on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid arrive for the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Gigi Hadid is seen in Soho on May 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Gigi Hadid is seen on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by wow/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: Gigi Hadid arrives at the Maybelline New York Beauty Bash at The Line Hotel on June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 04: Model Gigi Hadid attends Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2016' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 4, 2016 in Culver City, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards host Gigi Hadid arrives at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19th, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Gigi Hadid is seen on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on July 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Gigi Hadid attends Stuart Weitzman's Launch of the Gigi Boot on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Stuart Weitzman)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Gigi Hadid is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on November 09, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Gigi Hadid attends a private dinner hosted by Stuart Weitzman and Gigi Hadid, to celebrate the opening of the Stuart Weitzman London Flagship Store, at the Royal Academy of Arts on November 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/Darren Gerrish/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Gigi Hadid arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Host Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30: Gigi Hadid attends '2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' after show photocall at Le Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Model Gigi Hadid attends The Fashion Awards 2016 on December 5, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for GUCCI)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Gigi Hadid is seen on December 08, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Model Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Soho on December 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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Malik would make a handsome groom, as was proven when he showed up on set of Ocean's Eighton Tuesday night to film his cameo in the movie. The former One Direction member looked dapper in black pants, an off-white tuxedo jacket and a crisp white button-up shirt.

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Engagement or not, Hadid is one of Malik's biggest supporters. "I think that he is so talented and comes from such a genuine place of loving music," the 21-year-old model told ET in November. "The music that he's starting to do more now is just showing how much more he's learning about himself."

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik seen out together before Zayn iHeart Radio concert on March 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Zayn Malik and girlfriend supermodel Gigi Hadid help a fan that fainted after seeing the couple leaving their East Village apartment on March 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 25: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik help a fan than that fell in front of them on March 25, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid (L) and Zayn Malik attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid (L) and Zayn Malik attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik departs The Carlyle on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik departs The Carlyle on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik arrive for the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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