You know how your mom used to lecture you when you were younger about how you shouldn’t get tattoos because you’ll only live to regret them later in life? Well, while that may be true for some people (I forget my three are even there, most of the time), David Beckham is loud and proud about his love of all 32 of his inkworks.
From an interview with CNN (via Now):
‘I have 32 and I don’t regret any of them,’ David, 37, tells CNN.
‘They all have a meaning. I think that’s what’s important about tattoos, if they have a meaning you’ll never regret them.’
David – who has four kids with wife Victoria Beckham, 39 – is most proud of the tattoos that remind him of his family.
‘My favourites are my children’s names,’ the proud dad says.
Well, fair enough. More importantly, here’s a gallery of David Beckham’s tattoos, because you’re all very interested in them, I know.
May 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Listen, it’s not easy spending 8 hours a day trying to freeze your facial muscles in place so that you never break a smile, so it’s no wonder Victoria Beckham is finding it “hard” to balance her work and motherhood. While she and husband David Beckham want their four children to grow up “normal” (as normal as the kid of millionaires can be), that means an extra juggling act between their professional endeavours and their parenting responsibilities.
‘Being a working mum you feel guilty every time you go out of the door when you have to work,’ Posh said about every time she has to wave goodbye to kids Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, 8, and 21-month-old daughter Harper.
‘I try not to travel too much unless it’s during the school holidays as I don’t like to leave the kids. The children are my priority and always have been, and always will be’ the designer said at the Vogue Festival in London on Sunday.
‘It’s the same for any working mum out there. You just do your best, but constantly feel guilty. I enjoy being a mum. I love having kids more than anything and I would do anything for them.’
Well, how do I put this gently? DUH. Being torn between your children and your career is no new struggle, but imagine the women who do it a) without a second parent and b) without all the endless streams of money you’ve got, along with the staff of helpers and etc? How in the hell do you think they feel?
Sometimes I feel like celebrities say shit like this to try and sound “normal” and to make average joes who buy bullshit papers and magazines feel like they’re relatable and totally understand the struggle. Like hell you do, lady! Also, when’s someone going to come out and say that they DON’T feel bad about having a career as well as being a mother? Being fulfilled in one does not negate giving your all in the other.
Sorry, I was trying to be nice today.
April 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
David and Victoria Beckham might be two of the richest people on God’s green earth, but that doesn’t mean that their kids have to grow up to be assholes. At least not according to David, who swears that regardless of the family’s status as close to English royalty, their three sons and daughter will have a “normal” life. Uh, okay, sure, let’s go with that.
“My eldest now is at the age where he wants to do things and he wants to go places and you have to hold him back, or we have to hold him back.”
“You have to explain it to him that there are certain things that he can’t do. But to be honest, with our children, we let them do 99% of the things they want to do because we want them to lead a normal life.”
What if one of the things they want to do is like, rent out a zoo for a day and ride on the back of a cheetah through a makeshift safari? That’s not particularly normal, but I figure money could probably buy something that ridiculous if it came down to it.
Listen, there’s no way these kids are ever going to have a “normal” life. Their mother is a narcissistic fashion icon who’s smiling muscles have been broken since 1997 and their father is a world famous footballer who makes more money in a day than I will this year and next put together, probably. But I guess it’s a nice thought.
April 2, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Wherever the Beckhams go, an entourage of admirers and photographers will follow. It’s pretty bizarre, actually. Victoria and David – the latter wearing more clothes than usual- took the kids to Paris on Monday, arriving at the Gare du Nord train station as if it was a red carpet premiere, complete with couture clothing, hateful side-eyes at the press and bewildered children.
Here’s what Celebrith-Gossip.net had to say about it:
Fresh off celebrating Cruz’s 8th birthday in London, David and Victoria and the rest of the Beckham brood arrived at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris on Monday (February 18).
The fashion designer matriarch looked chic in a blue and black short-sleeved top and navy skirt with her pointy heels while her dashing soccer star hubby held an adorable Harper in his arms.
Just two days earlier, the 38-year-old mother-of-four took part in London Fashion Week by helping to judge the Woolmark prize.
Along with fellow judges Diane von Furstenberg, Donatella Versace, and Natalie Massanet, she awarded the prize to an emerging international fashion talent. This year’s winner is Belgian designer Christian Wijnants.
No one can deny this is a very good looking family.
February 19, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
David Beckham is the guy who, thanks to his divine body, magically popularized the game of soccer in the States among women and men alike. Women want to do him, men want to be like him and hell, even some men want to do him, too! Beckham is also probably the only guy in the world who finds Victoria Beckham to be talented in any other than the procreative sense, but this only speaks well of him. In a business where marriages have the average expiration date of a dairy product*, Becks and Vicky have been together since 1997, and their relationship has not curdled a bit. Quite on the contrary – they keep making good looking babies and naming them with adorable names (come on, Harper is such a great literary reference, and she is SO cute!), and they still seem to genuinely love each other.
Yes, David Beckham is an impossibly hot, fit and successful guy with no real vices that we know of (except maybe the fact that he’s partial to tacky and excessive tattoos), and nothing can take that away from him… almost.
The major perk of being so attractive is that you get to be 30 feet tall on billboards across the globe (that’s, what, like a 5 foot fancy-underwear-adorned-junk right there), but the downside is that you leave yourself in the hands of supposedly professional photographers and stylists who, instead of making you look even better, go ahead and photoshop the very last breath out of you.
I’ll leave you with these images of David Beckham from his 2013 H&M underwear campaign, but before I go, I must apologize on behalf of all photographers for this atrocity. The stache, however, I am not responsible for…
Oh, and in case you are wondering, this is how I prefer my Beckham: fresh-faced and grungy kind of cute.
Images courtesy of H&M via TooFab
* I totally borrowed that expression from Carrie Bradshaw.
February 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Bobby Pfeiffer
Have you ever been to athletic event for children? Some little league game or what have you? Because as a former athlete myself*, I’ve been to quite a few, and there’s usually some crazy parent there who likes to take things way too seriously. You know, the mom who trash talks kids on the opposing team or the dad who yells at the ref for a bad call.
Galaxy soccer star, English National Team hero and H&M hottie David Beckham revealed to ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show in London that he got into it with a referee at his son Romeo’s soccer game—and got kicked off the field for it!
The 36-year-old dad explained: “I was watching the kids play the other day, it was the younger kids of Romeo’s club, and there was a penalty given, and the kids are seven years old and he sent the kid off. And I was like, ‘Come on, he’s seven, referee, you can’t send him off.’”
The referee wasn’t having it.
“He looked at me and was like, ‘Yes, I can.’ And he came over and gave me a red card. He told me to get out of the park. For real. The gate was only 20 yards away and I waited and went back in when my son’s game was on.”
Man, this whole situation sounds like a nightmare. I mean, I always hated those parents who were way too aggressive towards the referee, and I don’t think that would be fun, no matter who was screaming at you, but to be the referee of a soccer game and having to be yelled at by David “Jesus” Beckham? How do you even handle that? I guess by telling him to take his pretty ass on home, but goodness, that had to have been a little intimidating.
Speaking of intimidating, how about David Beckham’s son? It’s like “oh yeah, my dad’s the biggest soccer star in the whole world, so I guess I’m just going to kick this ball around some. Also, I’m nine.” Maybe I’m just especially bad with feeling pressured, but that would send me right over the edge. If little Romeo Beckham is anything like me, expect him to be requiring a wide variety of therapy and psychiatric meds in about five years.
*I was on the basketball team for one season in the sixth grade. I was a necessity on that team, not because I ever scored a single point the entire season, but because my habit of getting hit in the face with basketballs during practice did a lot to boost my team’s morale so that the players who were actually good, like the girl with one arm, did much better.