Update, June 27 — 4:47 p.m.: One Direction members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were "ideal clients," according to Tattooed Heart Studios owner John Garancheski. He tattooed Zayn, while another artist who declined to comment worked on Louis' piece.
Update, June 27: The One Direction sightings in Maryland continue ... TMZ is reporting that on Tuesday, members of the band got tattoos at Tattooed Heart Studios in Glen Burnie (7 Vernon Ave.). We know you're dying to know what new ink the guys got. According to the TMZ story, Zayn wanted a tattoo of his girlfriend's face, and Louis requested a spiderweb and a bomb; As for Liam, he skipped the tattoo session and took a walk instead (where does one go for a leisurely stroll in Glen Burnie?). No word on Harry and Niall.
On Tuesday, Tattooed Heart Studios posted a photo on their Facebook page, along with the comment: "Guess who stopped by to get tattooed before they head out to Philadelphia today...," followed by: "#onedirection #tattooedheartstudios #baltimore #maryland #zaynmalik #louistomlinson #liampayne."
Maryland fans of One Direction, the boy band du jour, were astir on Twitter on Monday afternoon over some tweets that seemingly indicated the band was at a Maryland hotel, including a photo purporting to show Niall Horan poolside.
The Tweets come from 1D Alerts Updates, which appears to be a fan/marketing team following the British bandmates around, documenting their every word and move.
We here at The Baltimore Sun can't vouch for the truthiness of the Twitter account or verify that the photo in question shows the back of one Niall Horan, and we can't even say for sure that the photo was taken today.
However, with our vast Baltimore knowledge, we surmise that said photo was taken by the infinity pool at the Four Seasons in Harbor East. It even shows a lovely view of Federal Hill, the Ritz-Carlton condominiums and the spire of what might be Holy Cross Church in the background.
Audrey Slade, a spokeswoman for the Four Seasons, said Monday evening that she could not comment, per hotel policy.
UPDATE: A Baltimore Sun reporter at the Four Seasons on Tuesday spoke with five tween girls who had congregated there to see the band. The young women said the bandmates had taken off in a van. One Direction has a gig Tuesday evening in Philadelphia, which is just up Interstate 95 from Baltimore.