Despite the One Direction boys' love of getting tattooed, Niall Horan has so far managed to resist the temptation to get inked... until now.

And never mind meaningless Chinese symbols or an ex girlfriend's name, instead Niall opted for something truly original to break his tattoo cherry - James Corden's face.

On his backside.

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Niall Horan reveals his cheeky new tat - much to the amusement of James Corden

Cheeky.

But before you all rush to your nearest tattoo parlour requesting the same design (we know you want to), you might want to think twice because Niall's tat is, thankfully, only temporary.

Well, we say temporary, the poor lamb still had Mr. Corden's face on his left buttock for THREE weeks before it completely disappeared.

Niall revealed the design during an appearance on Sky 1 comedy panel game show 'A League Of Their Own'.

James Corden, who hosts the show said: “We made a thing on the show that he’s the only member of the band without a tattoo. I said to him we’ve got this idea of putting a tattoo of my face on your body. Niall went, ‘You should put it on my ar*e’.

"We tattooed it on to his left buttock — it took him three weeks to get rid of it.

“He sent me updates every week, with a photo of my fading face on his a*se saying, ‘It’s still not gone yet’.”

But despite the temporary inking, Niall has no plans to join Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne or Louis Tomlinson in getting something more permanent.

And anyone who's seen his One Direction bandmates' bizarre collection of tats will know he's made the right decision.

The new series of 'A League Of Their Own' starts 23 August on Sky 1 HD

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  • Just in case they forget what they do for a living (well, for next year or two at least...), one of the boys got a tattoo of a microphone on their arm. But which one?

  • Zayn Malik!

  • Ah, the classic star... but which 1D star does it belong to?

  • Harry Styles!

  • One of the band opted for arrows going up his arm, presumably to help with, y'know, pointing at things. But who?

  • Liam Payne!

  • 'Be true to who you are' says one of One Direction's Arabic neck tattoos...

  • Zayn Malik!

  • Presumably copied from a scribble left on his school exercise book, this skateboarding stick man is permanently etched onto the arm of...

  • Louis Tomlinson!

  • ZAP! and various other in-jokes adorn the forearm of One Directioner. Yup, it's...

  • Zayn Malik! (again)

  • Aw, a pretty bird. But who does it belong to?

  • Louis Tomlinson!

  • Ignore the third nipple for a second. We want to know who this theatre faces / bird cage combo belongs to.

  • Yup, it's: Harry Styles!

  • Fingers crossed - presumably that the hits keep coming. But whose lucky charm is this?

  • Zayn Malik, of course!

  • On the other hand, one of boys are currently tattoo-less, as demonstrated by this baby smooth chin and neck. So, who is the true rebel of One Direction who refuses to get inked...?

  • Yup. It's Niall Horan.

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