The UK tabloids did not approve of the four-by-six-inch winged cross across the back of David Beckham's neck. His neck tattoo is his ninth one.
In his autobiography, David Beckham: My Side, Becks reveals some of his thoughts on tattoos:
"The idea came to me much later, a little while after Brooklyn was born. 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."