A Guide To Brooklyn Beckham’s Dainty, Dad-Inspired Tattoos

This story was originally published on April 2, 2017.

David Beckham has quite an extensive body art collection — one that spans more than 40 tattoos starting from his neck all the way down to his legs. So it makes sense then that his 19-year-old son, Brooklyn, has already started to build a supply of his own.

In fact, over the last year (since his 18th birthday), the celeb offspring has accumulated over 20 — and though many are small, none are insignificant. His first? A nod to his famous father’s own controversial design from legendary tattoo artist Mark Mahoney.

Ahead, we’ve compiled a road map to most tattoos he’s gotten — just in case you needed more proof the young star is morphing into his dad.

A few weeks after his first tattoo, the budding photographer headed to celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo, who has worked with everyone from Lucy Hale to Miley Cyrus. This time, Brooklyn inked the opposite bicep with a camera.

By the time Brooklyn considered his third tattoo — just a few months later — he was prepared to go big or go home. Needless to say, he went big in the form of a compass on his inner arm.

Later that July, Brooklyn added an eagle on his left hand.

Photo: Via @brooklynbeckham/Instagram.

That same month, he debuted another two tattoos. The ink shown in the photo is a rose on his rib. Later, Brooklyn added “mama’s boy” to his chest.

Photo: Via @brooklynbeckham/Instagram.

Soon after the previous two, Brooklyn showed off another tattoo right above the ditch of his elbow reading, “Brothers in arms.”

Photo: Via @brooklynbeckham/Instagram.

The tattoo that stirred up the most debate: “Made in England” sprawled across the side of Brooklyn’s foot. Immediately, fans began to wonder why he didn’t get “Made in Brooklyn” instead. Luckily, the Evening Standard reported that his mother Victoria previously clarified that Brooklyn was conceived in England, not New York.

Photo: Via @brooklynbeckham/Instagram.

Another ode to his father: A “seven” inked on the upper part of Brooklyn’s left wrist. The likely significance? It was David’s jersey number when he played for Manchester United.


Brooklyn solidified his place in the art world with a book and a tattoo that simply reads, “click.”

We’re safely assuming this is Brooklyn’s favorite number for one reason: his dad.

Dr. Woo showed off one of Brooklyn’s tattoos on Instagram, which comes in the form of a cherub in the center of his chest. Unsurprisingly, his father also has three cherubs tattooed on his chest as a tribute to his sons.

This minimal design reads “020511,” each number representing the birth years of all his siblings: Romeo James was born in 2002, Cruz in 2005, and Harper Seven in 2011. But one Instagram commenter pointed out another potential meaning behind the tat: David’s birthday is May 2, a reverse of “02” and “05” on Brooklyn’s arm.

To celebrate the new year, Brooklyn etched his nickname, “buster,” right above his navel.

He then got “1975” as a tribute to the year his dad was born.

After dedicating several tattoos to his father, Brooklyn decided to make his largest addition an homage to his mother.

He may be the reigning champ of dainty ink, but his first leg tattoo is anything but.

Photo: Via Mr. K/Instagram.

Then came the dagger on his right middle finger.

Small, but sweet: He recently added a finely-drawn heart to the outside of his elbow.

Photo: WWD/REX/Shutterstock.

Although we’re not entirely sure when — or where, or why — Beckham got his cryptic wrist tattoo, we at least know one thing: It definitely does not say “Pete.

Adding to his dainty ink collection, Brooklyn gets “beautiful girl” written on his right hand. The only thing more impressive are his (two!) diamond-encrusted Cartier Juste un Clou bracelets, one of which retails for a cool $43,600.

Beckham clearly has a thing for cherubs, considering he just added four to his chest. Our guess: It represents his siblings, one major theme in most of his tattoos.

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