Has the One Direction star been inspired by his lady again?

Liam Payne has been showing off what looks to be a brand new tattoo – and it bears a striking resemblance to girlfriend Cheryl.

The singer now has an inking of an eye on his forearm as part of his growing sleeve design and fans have been left wondering if it’s actually based on one of his other half’s peepers.

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‘Can you believe Liam has a tattoo of Cheryl’s eye on his arm!?!?!’ one shocked follower wrote on Twitter. ‘Oh, someone is in love.’

Meanwhile another declared: ‘Liam has a new tattoo of Cheryl’s eye on his arm’

A fan account for Cheryl and Liam – also known as Chiam or Cheriam – certainly seems to think that the One Direction star based the piece on Cheryl.

‘First he brought the sparkle back to her eyes, then he got it tattooed,’ a Tweet from the page reads.

Others were simply impressed by the etching, with one commenting: ‘the new tattoo is so good’

So has Liam, 23, been inspired by 33-year-old Chezza in getting the new tat? Well it wouldn’t be the first time if he has…

The 1D heartthrob seemed to pay homage to his lady last year when he had a rose print added to his hand, which matches the huge floral artwork that covers Cheryl’s bum and lower back.

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It comes as rumours that the couple – whose relationship became public knowledge last February – are expecting their first child together continue to hot up.

New reports have claimed that Chezza will set up home with Liam at his mansion in Surrey, though will continue to keep her own pad in Hertfordshire.

‘Cheryl spent all of Christmas at Liam’s, and she loves it there,’ a source tells the Mirror. ‘That is going to be where they live together in the UK. They already have lots of amazing memories.’

Meanwhile Liam has been working on his solo music in Los Angeles and got fans wondering if he was giving a hint about his future material with a cryptic Instagram message on Saturday.

The singer posted an image reading ‘I made it big’, leading followers to ponder whether it could be related to a new album or single.

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Ooh, exciting times for Cheriam!