David Beckham tattoos 'Victoria' across right hand
Published 17/09/2013 | 11:13
DAVID Beckham has added to his collection of more than 30 tattoos after inking his wife Victoria's name across his right hand.
Beckham now has 33 tattoos and the names of all his children written across his body. He already had Victoria's name written in Hindi.
The retired footballer was spotted with the new tattoo at The Global Fund and British Fashion Council party on Monday night, which he attended his wife.
Earlier this year Victoria revealed that she had bought her husband a tattoo voucher for his 38th birthday so he could add another illustration to his collection.
"Not that he needs another tattoo," Victoria, 39, told the The New York Times.
Beckham has tattoos covering both arms and a small section of his upper chest on his left side.
Other tattoos inked across Beckham include a black-and-white image of Christ, based on a painting called The Man of Sorrows by Catholic artist Matthew R. Brooks. He had it commissioned following the death of his grandfather in 2009.
Under the name of his daughter, he also has an image of three cherubs – representing his sons – looking after Jesus, which is meant to symbolise him in his old age.
In his autobiography, Beckham explains how he came to get his first tattoo.
He wrote: "I was talking to Mel B and her then-husband, Jimmy Gulzar, and the subject of tattoos came up.
"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."