David Beckham posted the first pictures of his latest tattoo by legendary Mark Mahoney on Facebook.The tattoo is of Jesus being lifted by three cherubs, of whom David says symbolise himself and his three sons Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6.
Beckham 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.
He’s not a tattooist who goes on and does TV programmes. He’s low key and stays out of things and is very talented.
Mahoney works in West Hollywood at the Shamrock Social Club on The Sunset Strip.
It’s called the Shamrock Social Club, not the Shamrock anti-social Club. People come here to relax and have a good time. People always remember the night they got tattooed. That’s one of the things you always remember in life, so I wanted to make that as memorable and as nice an experience as it ever could be.
David said: I had it done 3 months ago, before I left LA. I don’t plan on having a tattoo, but just sometimes I wake up with an idea or an image of what I would like on me.
It’s my way of expressing the way I’m feeling. Most of my tattoos are memories or things that mean a lot to me.
It was an 8-hour session which lasted until about 3 o’clock in the morning. I then went back a few weeks later and we did another 4 hours. It’s really is amazing.