19 David Beckham tattoos and their significance
Another popular trend, happening now is the string of David Beckham tattoos that artists are working on for fans and tattoo lovers alike. With more than 30 tattoos on his sculpted body, this former Manchester United footballer has reached heights of fame and stardom that even footballers can only dream of. David Beckham is loved by all, his fans truly massive and regarded a heartthrob, by almost all women. We take a closer look at the more significant tattoos of this former footballer and underwear model:
#1-Brooklyn, 1999: Beckham first went under the needle following the birth of his son, Brooklyn in 1999. The result was his son's name in Gothic script on his lower back
#2- Guardian Angel, 2000: A year later, Beckham was back at the tattoo studio, this time for a giant guardian angel on his upper back. The angel was designed to watch over Brooklyn's name a few inches below.
#3- Hindi letters, 2000: David pledged his devotion to wife Victoria with a tattoo of her name on the inner side of his left forearm. Choosing to make it even more special, he opted for Devanagiri script or the Hindu script instead. It was a wonderful gesture, to say the least.
#4- Romeo, 2002: When second son Romeo was born, David added his name above the guardian angel on his back, which by then was sporting some impressive wings. The design is said to be the work of Manchester-based tattoo artist Louis Malloy.
#5- Roman numerals, 2002: Shortly after Romeo's addition, David decided to get the number 7 tattooed on to his inner right forearm, written in Roman numerals. The number is special to him as it's his shirt number for Manchester United and England.
#6- Roman lettering, 2003: This Latin-inspired double work saw the phrases 'Ut Amem Et Foveam' (So That I Love and Cherish) inked below Victoria's name on his left arm and 'Perfectio in Spiritu' (Spiritual Perfection) onto his right. There were no mistakes this time.
#7- Winged cross, 2003: Following his transfer to Real Madrid, David reportedly flew tattooist Louis Malloy to Spain for the winged cross design on the back of his neck. 'Its religious iconography,' says Malloy. 'Like a protective talisman over his children. David just loves his tattoos. He's a very good customer'
#8- Angel, 2004: A month after allegations of his affair with Rebecca Loos, David had a large angel design on his right bicep, with the motto: 'In the Face of diversity.' He said: 'Everybody's got a way of expressing their feelings, and mine is through my tattoos'