Though the tattooed members of One Direction — Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, in particular — easily admitted during a Thursday appearance on The Late Late Show that some of their ink is “pretty stupid,” they also said that they have no regrets. That may soon change.
What followed was a round of Tattoo Roulette, a game that host James Corden said he regretted ever devising. The rules were simple: Corden and each of the members of One Direction — also including Niall Horan and Liam Payne, of course — were made to choose between five boxes, with “safe” written inside four of them and “tattoo” written inside the fifth. If a 1D band member got “tattoo,” they’d have to get “Late Late” inked on their person. If Corden, a “1D” tattoo. To make the stakes even higher, they’d have to get the tattoo live on the show courtesy of a tattoo artist who was standing by.
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See the full game play out in the clip up top, if only to see Horan — the only tattoo-free member of 1D — nearly vibrate out of his skin with anxiety at the idea of getting his first tattoo.
Below, see Tomlinson and Styles admit to their stupidest tattoos, and you’ll learn why they weren’t too bothered about the prospect of another.