One Direction’s Harry Styles Says He ‘Could Learn’ a Thing or Two From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

By: Crystal Bell / October 1, 2012

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Harry Styles is solidifying his image as the ladies’ man of One Direction: the 18-year-old is reading bits of E L Jame’s erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

“I haven’t bought it,” he told The Sun. “But a female friend of mine was forcing me to read it out to her the other day.”

What did Styles think of the NSFW material?

“They were like, ‘Just borrow this,’ and I was like, ‘Hmmm’. It seems interesting. I could probably learn from it, I don’t know. I feel like it’s an educational and interesting read.”

When he’s not busy picking up bedroom tips in Fifty Shades of Grey, Styles can most most likely be found in a tattoo parlor. The teenage crooner recently got inked — again.

In a photo posted on a Twitter account managed by One Direction fans, he can be seen showing off fresh tats on his upper left ribcage, including a pair of comedy and tragedy drama masks, a birdcage and the letters “SMCL.”

There’s some debate among One Direction fans as to the meaning behind “SMCL.” Some believe that the letters stand for “Smile more, cry later,” while other Directioners think the letters stand for Simon Cowell, who first signed the group in early 2011 after being formed on The X Factor. 

In related One Direction news, the band’s latest single, “Live While We’re Young,” is currently No. 1 on iTunes. 1D’s sophomore effort, Take Me Home, drops Nov. 13.