David Beckham’s 63 Tattoos & Their Meanings

The soccer star ‘David Beckham’ is no stranger to tattoo parlors, and by now the superstar has as many tats on his body as years on the clock. Well, the star is addicted to tattoos. Most of his tattoos are a tribute to his beloved wife and children. From his daughter, Harper’s ‘drawing’ tattoo inked on his hand to the sweet ’99’ tattoo carved on his pinky finger, the handsome star is always trying to find ways to commemorate his adorable family.

Beckham already has dozens of tats inked all over his body and it seems like he’s just getting started. Let’s have a look at David Beckham’s tattoo and their special meanings.

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1. ‘Harper’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Harper’ tattoo on his left pec.

Meaning: David got the tattoo of his daughter’s name, ‘Harper’ who was born in 2011. Later in July 2015, David added the words ‘Pretty Lady’ for his daughter, Harper.

2. ‘Pretty Lady’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Pretty Lady’ tattoo on his left pec.

Meaning: In July 2015, David added the tattoo ‘Pretty Lady’ just above his ‘Harper’ tattoo in a scrolling black script font, with a tiny little heart on his left pec. This was a tribute to his daughter on her fourth birthday. David uploaded the following picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account,

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David getting ‘Pretty Lady’ tattoo inked in July 2015

3. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Rose’ tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Meaning: Just above his ‘Pretty Lady’ tattoo, David got the tattoo of ‘rose’ inked on the left side of his neck. Rose tattoo is a symbol of new beginnings, rebirth, true love, emotions, feeling, and passion. It also defines a mature love and protection from an envious lover.

4. ‘Buster’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Buster’ tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: On August 31, 2015, David got the tattoo ‘Buster’ on the right side of his neck. This tattoo is a tribute to his eldest son ‘Brooklyn Joseph’ who was born on March 4, 1999. Buster is the nickname of his son, Brooklyn. On August 31, 2015, David uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account, with the caption,

I’ve always called Brooklyn ( Buster ) since the day he was born…. Love you Bust.”

5. ‘Jesus and Cherubs’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Jesus and Cherubs’ tattoo on his left pec.

Meaning: David got the tattoo of ‘Jesus and Cherubs’ inked on his left pec. The tattoo is a portrait of Jesus which is designed to look as if the three baby angels are lifting Jesus from his tomb.  David got this tattoo inked in 2011. In an interview, he said,

It’s Jesus being carried by three cherubs and obviously the cherubs are my boys and so 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. It means a lot.”

6. ‘Lady in a Forest’ tattoo on his right pec

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7. ‘Angel’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Angel’ tattoo on his right shoulder that continues till his right arm.

Meaning: David got the tattoo of an ‘angel’ with the words ‘In the face of adversity’ inked on his right shoulder and arm. This tattoo was an expression of his distress during the personal crisis alleging his affair with model and personal assistant Rebecca Loos in 2004.

8. ‘Cherubs’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cherubs’ tattoo on his right biceps.

Meaning: David got the tattoo of two cherubs inked on his right bicep to represent his sons, Brooklyn and Romeo.

9. ‘Cherub and the Hebrew’ Tattoo

David got a tattoo on his left arm in 2008 featuring another cherub which is supposedly for his third son, Cruz, accompanied by a Hebrew saying, ‘My son, do not forget my teachings but keep my commands in your heart’.

10. ‘Biblical Text’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Biblical Text’ tattoo on his right ribs.

Meaning: David has got a large block of writing inked on his right rib cage that appears to be either a quote or a passage from the Bible.

11. ‘Man of Sorrows’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Man of Sorrows’ tattoo on his right torso.

Meaning: David got the tattoo of Jesus on his way for being crucified. The tattoo is based on the famous painting ‘The Man of Sorrows’ by Matthew R. Brooks. He got the tattoo to honor his grandfather ‘Joe West’ who passed away in 2010.

12. ‘Clouds’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Clouds’ tattoo on his arms.

Meaning: The clouds and other tats together make up David Beckham’s sleeve tattoo. The clouds and cherub design over his shoulders with the other tats on his arm and wrist make one continuous piece of ‘artwork’.

13. ‘Angel and ‘Let Them Hate As Long As They Fear’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Angel with let them hate as long as they fear’ tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: Another piece of David Beckham’s right arm sleeves tattoo includes a ‘guardian angel holding a flame and spreading her wings’ and the words ‘Let Them Hate As Long As They Fear’  which is inspired by the quote of Roman Emperor Tiberius and was also used by Caligula.

14. ‘Pray For Me’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Pray For Me’ tattoo near his right wrist.

Meaning: In 2007 David got the words ‘Pray For Me’ inked near his right wrist. The rumors were that this tattoo was inspired by Beckham’s clashed move from Manchester United to the L.A. Galaxy football club.

15. ‘Victoria and Humming Bird’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Victoria and Humming Bird’ tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: David got the name of his wife ‘Victoria’ inked on his right hand. David married Victoria on July 4, 1999. Along with his wife’s name, David got the tattoo of a ‘hummingbird’ inked which symbolizes love, harmony, charm, hope, and good times.

16. ’99’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ’99’ tattoo on the pinky finger of his right hand.

Meaning: This tattoo is related to the year ‘1999’ which was a memorable one for Beckham as he tied the knot with Victoria on July 4, 1999. He has also helped his team, ‘Manchester United’ to a European Treble, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League in the same year. Not only this but his eldest son ‘Brooklyn Joseph’ was also born in 1999.

17. ‘Dream big Be Unrealistic’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Dream Big Be Unrealistic’ tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: This tattoo of David is inspired by the lyrics of Jay-Z, which he got inked in 2014.

18. ‘Victoria in Sanskrit’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Victoria in Sanskrit’ tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: In 2000, Beckham got the tattoo of his wife Victoria’s name inked in the Sanskrit language on his left forearm. This tattoo was a public declaration of love for his wife. This tattoo was misspelled and read as ‘Vihctoria’ instead of ‘Victoria’.

19. ‘Ut Amem Et Foveam’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Ut Amem Et Foveam’ tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Below the tattoo ‘Vihctoria’ David got the tattoo in Latin, which is read as ‘UT Amem Et Foveam’. This tattoo means ‘To Love and To Cherish’ in English.

20. ‘Perfectio in Spiritu’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Perfectio In Spiritu’ tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: This tattoo is inked in the Latin language ‘Perfectio in Spiritu’ which means ‘Perfection Spirit’ in English.

21. ‘I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine’ tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: David and Victoria on their 6th wedding anniversary got the matching Hebrew tattoos. Victoria’s tattoo is inked in a line running down her neck and back while David’s tattoo is on his left arm. The tattoo is a wonderful demonstration of the love they share for each other. It translates to ‘I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine’.

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Victoria got the same tattoo on her back

22. ‘Cupid and Psyche’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cupid and Psyche’ tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: One of David Beckham’s sleeve tattoos is based on a painting done by 15th-century artist ‘Francesco Francia’ which features a Renaissance image of Cupid carrying his wife, Psyche, up to heaven.

23. ‘1975’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘1975’ tattoo on his right ribcage.

Meaning: David got his birthyear ‘1975’ inked on his right ribcage, as the star was born on May 2, 1975, in the UK.

24. ‘Chinese Proverb’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Chinese Proverb’ tattoo on his left torso.

Meaning: The proverb means

Death and life have determined appointments; riches and honor depend upon heaven.”

25. ‘Mum & Dad’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Mum & Dad’ on his left ribcage.

Meaning: David got the tattoo ‘Mum & Dad’ to pay the tribute to his parents. According to some media reports, the tattoo can also be related to David and his wife, Victoria.

26. ’10 Roses’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ’10 Roses’ tattoo around his left arm.

Meaning: Again, to prove his love and affection for his wife, Victoria, David got the tattoo of the ring of 10 roses inked on his left arm. Roses tattoos are the symbols of true love, affection, feelings, emotions, passion, and compassion.

27. ‘Victoria Photo’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Victoria Photo’ tattoo on his left forearm.

Meaning: Beckham got another tattoo as a tribute to his loving wife, Victoria in 2007. This time, was a 6-inch tat of a lingerie-clad Victoria inspired from his favorite ‘Brigitte Bardot’ style photo.

28. ‘Forever By Your Side’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Forever By Your Side’ on his left forearm.

Meaning: Along with a 6-inch tattoo of lingerie-clad Victoria, David added the tattoo ‘Forever By Your Side’ inked on his left forearm.

29. ‘Roman Numeral VII’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Roman Numeral VII’ tattoo on his right forearm.

Meaning: The number 7 holds special significance in David’s life as it represents his jersey number from ‘Manchester United’ and ‘England National Team’.

30. ‘Roman Numerals-VIII.V.MMVI’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Roman Numerals-VIII.V.MMVI’ tattoo on his right wrist.

Meaning: The tattoo of ‘roman numeral VIII.V.MMVI’ is inked on the football star’s right wrist which represents May 8, 2006, the date when Victoria and David took part in a secret commitment ceremony. Victoria too got the same matching tattoo on her right wrist.

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Victoria Beckham got the same matching tattoo of ‘Roman Numerals VIII.V.MMVI’ inked on her right wrist

31. ‘723’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘723’ tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: The tattoo ‘723’ refers to the jersey numbers of David which he wore during his football career. He wore the number 7 jersey for both Manchester United and England. He wore the number 23 jersey for Real Madrid and LA Galaxy.

32. ‘Lead with Love’ Tattoo

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‘Lead with Love’ tattoo on his left hand

33. ‘Love and Swallow’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Love and Swallow’ tattoo on his left hand.

Meaning: David got these tattoos inked in 2011. The tattoo ‘Love’ is for his love, loyalty, and devotion towards his family. Swallow tattoo is a symbol of emotions and feelings for your loved ones.

34. ‘Cross and Wings’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cross and Wings’ on the nape of his neck.

Meaning: A tattoo on David’s back of the neck features a four-by-six-inch, Gothic-style outline of a cross accompanied by two intricately-inked angel’s wings. The tattoo is a religious iconography. It is like a protective talisman over his children as the tattoo is located just above the ‘Romeo’ tat (his son’s name).

35. ‘ROMEO’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘ROMEO’ tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Romeo is the name of his second who was born on September 1, 2002.

36. ‘Guardian Angel’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Guardian Angel’ tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Beckham got a guardian angel tattoo inked in 2000. The original tattoo featured a bald figure with arms outstretched just like Jesus on the cross. Beckham wanted the tattoo to represent the idea of a free spirit. Later, he added the large wings to his back tattoo and completed the look of a guardian angel.

37. ‘Cruz’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘CRUZ’ tattoo on his back.

Meaning: Cruz is the name of his third son who was born on February 20, 2005. David got this tattoo inked 2005.

38. ‘Brooklyn’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘BROOKLYN’ tattoo on his lower back.

Meaning: Brooklyn is the name of David’s eldest son who was born on March 4, 1999. After the birth of Brooklyn, David married Brooklyn’s mother Victoria on July 4, 1999.

39. ‘We Love you Daddy’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘We Love you Daddy’ tattoo on his left ribcage.

Meaning: David got this tattoo inked in October 2015. On October 29, 2015, David uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account, with the caption,

The boys expressing how they feel about daddy ❤️❤️❤️”

40. ‘Harper’s Drawing’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Harper’s Drawing’ tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: David got this tattoo inked in October 2015 which is a drawing by her daughter, Harper. The tattoo is inked on the inside of Beckham’s right hand and features an image of a little girl with a stick figure, arms, and legs. On October 29, 2015, David uploaded the picture of this tattoo on his Instagram account, with the caption,

Apparently Harper is allowed to scribble on daddy ❤️”

41. ‘Tiny Birds’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tiny Birds’ tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Meaning: Adding more to his tattoos collection, David got inked four tiny birds on the left side of his neck which continues till the backside of his left ear. Birds tattoos are the symbols of freedom, hope, new beginnings, peace, and calmness.

42. ‘Tiny Rose’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tiny Rose’ tattoo near his left ear.

Meaning: This is not the first time that David got the rose tattoo inked on his body. A tiny rose tattoo is just near to his left ear which represents the emotional side of him, expressing his love, emotions, and affections towards his family.

43. ‘Solar System’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Solar System’ tattoo on the left side of his head.

Meaning: David got the tattoo of the ‘solar system’ inked on the left side of his head which is rarely visible. This tattoo was inked in April 2018.

44. ‘Pair of Cherubs’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Pair of Cherubs’ tattoo on his left leg.

Meaning: On March 30, 2016, David again got a pair of running cherubs inked on his left leg, just below his calf. He uploaded a picture on his Instagram account with a caption,

Great new piece from Mark Mahoney at shamrock….Always nice to sit and listen to marks conversation for 5 hours whilst watching him work…True artist.”

This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney.

45. ’32’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ’32’ tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: Number 32 was the jersey number of Beckam for the AC Milan Club in 2009 when Beckham joined Milan on loan from January 7, 2009.

46. ‘My Love’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘My Love’ tattoo on his right hand.

Meaning: David never misses a single chance to express his love for his wife, Victoria. He too got this tattoo inked for his wife.

47. ‘Seven’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Seven’ tattoo on the index finger of her left hand.

Meaning: The tattoo of the number ‘seven’ is inked on the index finger of David’s left hand. This is related to her youngest daughter’s name ‘Harper Seven’

48. ‘I Love You’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘I Love You’ tattoo on the left side of her neck.

Meaning: This is not the first time when David got the tattoo inked for his lovable wife, Victoria, and his beautiful children. This tattoo is inked on the left side of his neck, just near to rose tattoo.

49. ‘Dadda Do It’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Dadda Do It’ tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: ‘Dadda Do It’ tattoo is inked on the right side of his neck. This might be the words being used by his children to motivate him.

50. ‘Black Horse’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Black Horse’ tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Meaning: In 2016, David got this tattoo for his wife, Victoria, who is very fond of horse riding. This tattoo was inked by the tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney, at Shamrock Social Club in California.

51. ‘Tiny Heart’ Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Tiny heart’ tattoo on his left ear.

Meaning: Heart tattoos are symbols of emotions, love, feelings, passion, and compassion.

52. Tattoos on his left leg

53. ‘De integro’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘De integro’ tattoo on his right wrist.

Meaning: The Latin phrase ‘de integro’ is inked on the right wrist of David, the phrase means “again from the start.” Beckham’s wife, Victoria has the same tattoo on her wrist.

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Victoria Beckham has got the same ‘De integro’ tattoo on her right wrist

54. ‘Eagle’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Eagle’ tattoo near his left armpit.

Meaning: In August 2015, David got the tattoo of an eagle inked near his left armpit. This tattoo was inked by Mark Mahoney at Shamrock Social Club. David uploaded the following picture on his Instagram account.

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Eagle tattoos are symbols of power, authority, wisdom, knowledge, and spirituality.

55. ‘Native American Chief’ Tattoo

David Beckham-Native American Chief Tattoo

Tattoo: ‘Native American Chief’ tattoo on his left ribcage.

Meaning: In 2015, David got this tattoo inked by the tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney.

56. ‘Stars’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Stars’ tattoo on his left arm.

Meaning: Stars tattoos are the symbols of the ability to overcome the darkness with continuous efforts and dedication.

57. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Cross’ tattoo on the center of his chest.

Meaning: Cross tattoo symbolizes the wearer’s faith in Christianity. It also signifies the event of the crucifixion of Jesus.

58. Tattoo on his neck

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59. Tattoo near his collar bone.

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60. ‘Tiny Rose’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Tiny Rose’ tattoo on the ring finger of his right hand.

Meaning: In 2016, David got this tiny rose tattoo inked on the ring finger of his right hand. Rose tattoos are the symbols of new beginnings, rebirth, hope, blessings, true love, and feelings.

61. ‘7’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘7’ tattoo on the pinky finger of his left hand.

Meaning: The number ‘7’ holds a very special meaning in David’s life as it represents his jersey number from ‘Manchester United’ and ‘England National Team’.

62. ‘Ship’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Ship’ tattoo on his right ribcage.

Meaning: Just above his ‘Biblical Text’ tattoo, David got the tattoo of a ship on his right ribcage.

63. ‘Knight Templar’ Tattoo

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Tattoo: ‘Knight Templar’ tattoo on his arm.

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