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What time is it? Tattoo time!

With One Direction either broken up or on a hiatus, depending on whom you believe, band member Liam Payne decided it to was time to make a permanent change to his appearance.

On March 16, the 22-year-old singer got a huge tattoo of a clock on his arm, which looks to be the beginning of a full sleeve that he's getting inked.

The time that the clock shows is 11:55, although we're not sure of the significance of the timeā€¦ Maybe it's the time that he met his rumored love interest Cheryl Fernandez-Visini, or perhaps the time he split with Sophia Smith in October 2015.

According to Liam's tattoo artist, Nikko Hurtado, Liam needed a tattoo touch up, as well as fresh ink.

"Hey some times I don't know who my clients are until after my daughter flips out about it," Nikko said while posting a snap of him and his famous client, who he now knows. "Was an honor tattooing @fakeliampayne from #onedirection the last few days."

Nikki continued, saying that he "Did a rework on his hand and started something new on his forearm."

Liam, he said, was a "tough dude" and sat on the chair as the needle did it's work, taking it "like a champ."

He later posted a snaps of Liam's arm, showing the intricate clock and adjacent work indicating the clock inner mechanisms.

"What I started yesterday on @fakeliampayne," Nikko said, adding that he "still need work top watch is just laid out not complete yet. Fun tattoo and fun sleeve to start. Can't wait for the next sitting."

In other words, it sounds like Liam's ink is the real deal, unlike his buddy Zayn Malik who, earlier this week, pranked his fans (we think) by letting them think he got a tattoo on his face.

"Like I Would," he wrote alongside a photo of his face tattoo on March 12. The floral design has the letters "M.O.M," a reference to his debut solo album, "Mind Of Mine."

Zayn's girlfriend Gigi Hadid, though, seemed to prove that the tattoo was fake when, a few days later, she posted a photo Zayn on her Instagram with an ink free face.

If it is real, maybe one day Zayn will want to chat with Liam about turning back time.