We bet that stung like a bee. 

One Direction's Harry Styles has had numerous brushes with body art, but none quite so dramatic as his latest: The British pop idol now has a giant butterfly inked in black and white across his chest.

The photo surfaced on the flickr account of tattoo artist Liam Sparkles way back in January, but today a rep for the boy band of the new millennium confirmed to E! News that the human canvas in the picture is indeed Harry. 

Credit: Flickr Photo: Harry Styles, Butterfly Tattoo

The 19-year-old singer has over 20 other tattoos on his body, but the size and prominence of this one has led some to speculate about its meaning. Unlike former flame Taylor Swift, perhaps Harry prefers body art to make a statement. 

What do you think of Harry’s new tattoo?

 

Sources: Flickr, Yahoo!News