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Cheryl's boyfriend Liam Payne shares shirtless Instagram post, reveals shoulder tattoo

Emmy Griffiths

Liam Payne has posted a new steamy selfie while announcing plans to visit Las Vegas – and appeared to debut a new shoulder tattoo in the close-up snap.

The One Direction band member, who is currently dating Cheryl, posed for the selfie while shirtless, revealing an extravagant tattoo that reached his shoulder, indicating that the 23-year-old star has added yet another tattoo to his 17 other inkings, which include a lavish rose on his hand and a feather tattoo on his arm.

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Liam posted for a selfie, showing off his latest inking

The singer, who is currently recording solo material in L.A. captioned the snap: " It's about to get lit #vegas," accompanied by several flame emojis.

Fans were quick to comment with confusion about Liam's new inking, with one writing: "Since when did he got a new tattoo??"

"You have a tattoo on your shoulder?" another asked.

Cheryl, 36, is as much of a fan of tattoos as her boyfriend, and recently had a simple patterned inked onto her chest which she revealed while enjoying an evening out with Liam at the Cannes Film Festival.

Speaking about her numerous tattoos, she previously told i-D Online: "It's like body art and I think it's reflective of someone's personality. I'm always drawn to people that have tattoos.

Cheryl and Liam Payne at event

Liam and Cheryl have been dating since early 2016

"I don't know what it is really.  I think it's very much one of those things where you either like them and you're attracted to that sort of body art or you're not.  But I just am."

Speculation is currently rife that the happy couple, who began dating in early 2016, are expecting their third child together, and her former X Factor co-judge Simon Cowell did not discourage the reports after he was asked if the pair were trying for their first child. He told the Mirror: "I guess that's what happens when you are with someone.

"Cheryl would be an amazing mum. I have seen her with my son Eric and other kids over the years and she is incredible. She is very good with them. I think she is in a great place in her life right now. I had dinner with her a couple of months ago with Liam and they were great."

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