In a video shared on TikTok, the 29-year-old admitted that she decided to get the new ink while hungover.
However, despite still feeling the effects of the night before, the TV presenter was in high spirits as she and a friend headed to the Tomb Tattoo parlour in Cape Town.
Speaking in the video, which she also posted on her Instagram Story, Maya shared: ‘So we basically have decided to get a tattoo on a hangover, and I dunno know what I want until two seconds ago.’
After a short amount of deliberation, she made up her mind, settling on a lion – in eeping with the fact that her star sign is Leo.
‘I’ve decided to get a lion. And she is getting…’ Maya said, as her friend chimed in to reveal: ‘An elephant.’
The TV star ‘didn’t know what she wanted’ until last minute (Picture: TikTok/@mayajama)
Maya’s companion went first, standing up on a platform and revealing an adorable elephant tattoo on the back of her leg, which she found incredibly ‘cute’.
Next up, the Love Island host stood up on the platform giving a high-spirited shimmy, before climbing onto a tattoo table on all fours to lie down on her front.
She grinned from ear to ear as the tattoo artist inked the lion design, before revealing the final result at the end of the video.
Commenting on TikTok, one person called Nat wrote: ‘Lion for Leo baby ❤️🔥.’
Another named Navey remarked: ‘No way! I’ve always wanted a lion tattoo but never knew where to put it! This is SO smart! Go you girl.’
The TV presenter couldn’t have looked happier getting the fierce ink (Picture: TikTok/@mayajama)
Such a cute result! (Picture: TikTok/@mayajama)
Maya can currently be seen on the star-studded reality dating show (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)
Last year, fans of Maya were ecstatic when it was revealed that she had got back together with rapper Stormzy.
In December, the couple were spotted at Winter Wonderland at London’s Hyde Park, with the lovebirds seen adorably holding hands while on a ride.
Maya is currently in South Africa filming Love Island: All Stars, where former islanders including Liberty Poole, Kaz Kamwi, Georgia Steel and Anton Danyluk are trying their luck at finding love in the villa for a second time.
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