Brooklyn Beckham shows off large new chest tattoo inspired by his dad
If you're a son who looks up to his father, it's only natural that you'll want to emulate his style; to dress how he dresses, wear what he wears and even get a matching haircut. However, there's not many people out there who can boast a truly stylish dad, because, let's face it, most dads of a certain age are dorks. Sorry pops, but if Target is your main retailer, and you've been going to the same barber for more than 10 years just because Bob who works there provides a special discount, then you aren't iconic. It's a shame but it's true.
But on the other hand, if your dad just so happens to be one of the most famous footballers of all time, and your mum was in one of the biggest ever pop groups, and if both of those parents actually have their own fashion label, then maybe you can consult them for advice. You could even be excused for copying their look, assuming you did it respectfully. If you're Brooklyn Beckham, and David Beckham is your father, then it's to be expected that you might ink yourself in tribute to him.
It's fair to say that Brooklyn has made some questionable decisions about getting new tattoos in the past, his latest design appears to be a tasteful homage to his dad. Brooklyn proudly showed off his new tattoo on Instagram in a black and white video of himself, in which he can be seen topless.
The tattoo is of three cherubs and an angel on the upper left of his chest: which happens to be the same position where David Beckham has a similar tattoo of Jesus and three cherubs. Other body art Brooklyn has had done includes the year “1975” printed on his right hand, as a nod to the year of his father's birth, as well as the word “mum” in a heart for his mother Victoria Beckham (aka: Posh Spice).
As of 2016, David Beckham himself boasts over 40 tattoos, and many have credited him with granting body art more mainstream popularity. Some of these include the names of his sons Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn, and of his wife. In his autobiography, Beckham credits the idea of getting tattoos of his family to the birth of Brooklyn in 1999, after a conversation with Mel B and her then-husband, Jimmy Gulzar.
Beckham states: "I ended up going to this Dutch guy who'd done all of Jimmy's. I'd finally realised what I wanted a tattoo to represent. Mine are all about the people in my life, my wife and sons, who I want with me always. When you see me, you see the tattoos. You see an expression of how I feel about Victoria and the boys. They're part of me."
It's good to see that Brooklyn is following in his dad's footsteps so well. Personally I think the new tat looks not at all tatty.