Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were reportedly never in love.

The couple split in January after dating since October, but the One Direction heart throb's tattooist Freddy Negrete has claimed he never saw a spark between the pair.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Harry and Taylor didn't seem in love at all. There wasn't a sparkle in Harry's eye.

''They were kind and respectful to each other but didn't have stars in their eyes. They seemed more like friends. Harry wasn't in love and it wasn't serious for him.

''They weren't romantic at all. He was just casual - they weren't staring into each other's eyes.''

Freddy, 54, most recently tattooed a British ship onto the 'Little Things' hitmaker's arm, which he said has no romantic meaning behind it.

He added: ''Taylor came towards the end of his ship tattoo and sat with him but there was nothing magical going on.

''We showed him a book of paintings of English ships, done by a famous painter.

''He wanted a realistic looking English ship, because he misses home and needs to remind himself that he's homeward bound.

''What he said was: 'We're always on the road but my heart is at home and I want a ship.' ''