David Beckham is a heavily inked man, and it would seem as though his eldest son, Brooklyn, wants to follow in his footsteps.  


David and Brooklyn had an agreement - when Brooklyn turned 18, he would commemorate the day with a tattoo, and his dad would be there to supervise. 


However, the 42-year-old father of four has revealed that Brooklyn misled him into almost missing the moment he got a tattoo.


Chatting to James Corden on The Late Late Show, the former football star said that his son was in Paris with his girlfriend, and had snook into a tattoo parlour, without his dad's knowledge. 



Handsome boy  @brooklynbeckham

A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on


"He was counting the days down because he was talking about a tattoo for a long time," David explained to James. 


"Four days before he was with his girlfriend in Paris and one of my friends who was looking after him called me and said 'It's not come from me but Brooklyn is in a tattoo shop with his girlfriend."


"He'd always promised me and I'd said to him "your first tattoo I wanna be there just to experience it as a dad."' 


"That was the deal. My friend said you should call him so I Facetimed him and said 'what you doing mate' and he said 'we are just going for dinner' and I said 'are you sure?'."


He continued,  "He said 'actually dad I am in a tattoo place thinking of getting something and I'm with my girlfriend".



Thank you so much Mark x just like dads

A post shared by bb (@brooklynbeckham) on


"I said 'you are welcome to have it but remember you promised me and I am your dad and I would feel really upset if you went through with it. So he didn't." That sweet, sweet guilt trip. 


Ultimately, David ended up being present when Brooklyn got his first tattoo, which is a Native American etching, which matches his famous father's tattoo. 


Dad level - 100. 



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.