February 28th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
Soccer star David Beckham has a heavenly new tattoo: an image of Jesus on his chest.
Beckham unveiled his three-month-old ink — courtesy of L.A. tattoo artist Mark Mahoney — on his Facebook page Saturday, with a video message explaining the meaning behind his body art.
"It’s Jesus being carried by three cherubs and obviously the cherubs are boys," he says, referring to sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. "My thought of it is, at some point my boys are going to need to look after me and that’s what they’re doing in the picture.”
But Beckham might want to make room for one more cherub: Wife Victoria Beckham is expecting their fourth child this summer.
Beckham has at least 19 other tattoos, each of them personal. "Most of my tattoos are memories," he says. "There's not one tattoo that I've got on me that doesn't mean something."
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