It’s no secret that One Direction fans have investigative skills that rival those of the FBI and yesterday, they proved once again that absolutely nothing goes unnoticed – especially not when you’re Liam Payne.
Tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado shared a short video on his Instagram in which he promotes the Magi, a new tattoo machine. And while the video itself is nearly a work of art, including quotes from Beethoven and Hurtado himself and accompanied by Beethoven’s “Für Elise”, that’s not what got the 1D fans all excited.
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I am truly grateful for the blessings I have received through hard work and dedication to my craft. I absolutely love art and tattooing makes me feel alive and centered. I want to thank @franco_vescovi and @bishoprotary for doing this collaboration with me on the #magi tattoo machine. Here is a small inspiration video with some small quotes about the machine. This was me tattooing the last day before my small vacation. @blackanchorcollective @stencilanchored @blackanchorbynikko
It’s the guy that gets tattooed in the video that has One Direction fans in a frenzy, because according to some people with much better eyesight than us, it’s Liam Payne. And we gotta admit, that tattoo on the guy’s lower arm does look suspiciously much like that clock mr. Payne got tattooed not too long ago.
And you probably already guessed it, but that clock tattoo was done by none less than Nikko Hurtado. When he shared a snap of that tat back in March he already mentioned it was part of a sleeve and that he was looking forward to the next sitting, so thinking that Liam Payne is the guy in yesterday’s video is actually not that far of a reach.
The new tattoo features a massive coat of arms with a lion on it and is incredibly beautifully done. It could be a creative take on the Payne coat of arms, but we’re kinda hoping it’s just Liam letting his inner nerd break free and getting a Gryffindor tattoo.
We’ll be waiting not-so-patiently for Liam to share a pic of the new ink (a topless selfie, maybe?), but in the meantime, we’ll just have to make do with the screenshots from the video.
What do you think of Liam’s rumoured new tattoo? Is it to honour his family name or Harry Potter related? Or do you think the guy in the video isn’t even Liam?! Come talk to us over at @CelebMix and @CelebMix1D!