David Beckham officially unveiled his latest tattoo masterpiece on Facebook earlier today – a large scene over his heart depicting Jesus Christ being helped by three cherubs.
The first photo posted was accompanied by the caption:
I know some of you like them and some of you aren’t so keen, but I wanted to share my new tattoo with you all on Facebook first…
Mr. Posh Spice explains the tattoo, which was created by famous tattoo artist Mark Mahoney, in a brief video:
Here’s a transcript of what David Beckham says in the video with a couple more photos of the tattoo mixed in:
“My new tattoo. It’s actually not that new any more. I’ve had it for three months. I had it done before I left L.A.
“I don’t plan on having a tattoo, it’s just sometimes I wake up and I think, you know, I’ve got an idea of an image that I would like on me. And some people love tattoos, some people don’t, you know.
“It’s just something that I’ve always found that I can kind of express how I’m feeling or the thoughts that I have or memories – which most of my tattoos are memories and things that mean things to me. There’s not one tattoo that I’ve got on me that doesn’t mean something.
“So this one I had done by Mark Mahoney, you know he’s a famous tattooist and one of the best tattooists. He’s not a tattooists that goes on and does TV programs, which there’s nothing wrong with that, but he’s kind of low key, he stays out of things and very talented.
“It was an eight-hour session the first session, which we went all the way through until about 3 o’clock in the morning. And then a few weeks later I went back in because I had another idea for something else that I wanted on me and he said, “Let’s concentrate on that one,” and so I did another four hours, and he just tidied it up and it’s, it’s amazing! It really is amazing.
“It’s Jesus being carried by three cherubs and obviously the cherubs are boys so it’s kind of, my thought of it is that at some point my boys are going to need to look after me and that’s what they’re doing in the picture, and so it’s something that – like I said, everything has a meaning that I’ve got on me.”
Are we to assume David will be returning to Mark Mahoney for another session once his wife Victoria gives birth to their latest child? A dad can’t be leaving his children out of his tattoos!
So what do you think about the Beck’s new tat?
***Rumors are already swirling that the tattoo masterpiece has inspired a Christian-themed inspirational film to be titled Bend It Like Jesus!