But fans were quick to accuse the TOWIE star of 'doing an Ed Sheeran'.
On Saturday (19 September) night, Arg shared a picture of his new body art on Twitter asking fans whether they liked it.
And, the answer seemed to be an unanimous 'NO'!
However, most believed the tattoo to be fake.
So this happened - only went and got my first ever tattoo! It HURT. What do you guys think?? pic.twitter.com/W6ieH6LrCX— James Argent (@RealJamesArgent) September 19, 2015
Alongside Arg's selfie, he wrote: "So this happened - only went and got my first ever tattoo! It HURT. What do you guys think??"
Someone replied: "I think that's been painted on just like the Ed Sheeran scam."
Another concurred, saying: "Definitely paint!"
One seemed to believe it was real, though, when they wrote: "Your first tattoo so should have said LYDIA."
Mentions of singer Ed Sheeran refer to a recent tattoo of a lion on his chest, which led to his fans speculating on whether it was actually real.
While Arg hasn't returned to Twitter to respond to the speculation, we have a sneaky feeling he was pulling our leg.
The TOWIE cast are currently packing their bags to film new scenes in Marbella for the next series.
While Arg and girlfriend Lydia are expected to join them, Gemma Collins won't be flying out after announcing she'd left the show in the summer.
She told Reveal: "I know they are filming in Marbella next week. I will be there in spirit with them! It won't be the same without the GC stirring it up! But it was a natural progression for me to move on."
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