David Beckham

(Born 2 May 1975) is an English footballer who currently plays in midfield for American Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy and the England national team. Twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 the world's highest-paid footballer, Beckham is the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches. He was Google's most searched of all sports topics in both 2003 and 2004. With such global recognition he has become an elite advertising brand and a top fashion icon. Beckham was captain of England from 15 November 2000 until the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, during which he played 58 times. Since then he has continued to represent his country and earned his much-publicized hundredth cap for England against France on 26 March 2008. He is currently England's most-capped outfield player with 112 appearances.

"The tattoo is not something Victoria wanted him to go ahead with as she felt it would not be a good start to their time in LA, but David was adamant that he would show his true feelings about the move and stop covering it up, even if it is rather cryptic," the source added.

The three words are inscribed next to another symbolic piece Beckham apparently wanted to reflect who he feels he has been for the past ten years - a Knight Templar, symbolized by a cross.

The Templar Knights, recognizable by their white mantle with distinct red cross, are for David the symbols of him and the England team.

He asked the tattoo artist to etch the Knight Templar on his arm as he "feels the knights were the best equipped, trained, and disciplined fighting units of the Crusades, just as he has always tried to be as a footballer representing his team of knights".

The main tattoo on the forearm is a giant angel whose wings meet with the other tattoos. The angel also holds a flame in her hand. Also the words "Let them hate me as long as they fear me" which is a quote by the Roman emperor Tiberius.

According to Victoria, David is keeping room on his left arm to honour their future children

Want to find out what some of David Beckham's tattoo design symbols mean?
Check out: Angel tattoos, Sanskrit, Memorial tattoos for sons Romeo, Brooklyn, Cruz, daughter Harper Seven and wife Victoria Beckham, Water tattoos, Religious Tattoos see also Wings, Cross, Star Tattoo, Cherub Tattoo Designs.