February 28th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
David Beckham unveils Jesus tattoo
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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Wether one Accepts it or not truth is truth essentially. So wether in connection to news or history Jesus Christ was not only in history but also still at work saving soules presently. He is not only the truth in reality but also the only hope for man Kind in eternity. He could not only be known theoretically but also can be lived and experienced powerfully. Therefore, one should open his heart to Him willingly inorder to know Him for who he really is personally!
Lola get off this site. We all need to be standing beside Charlie Sheene. He probably was being backstabbed by
producers and he cut them first. What was he to do he has to buy groceries, rent, so on. GET BESIDE SHEEN
I'm not condemning nor am I judging , but if u dont believe the savior thats fine no one can make u beloeve that there are signs its just that people fail to realize them. i am a believer and i dont Insult or be rude or judge anyone who does not believe therefore it is very offensive to hear insults about my savior Jesus . I have a tattoo myself and facial piercing no one will understandwhy he did this but it is shocking and offensive to me and my faith . God bless
Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
The name Jesus inspires more hatred in this world than any other name (even Adolph). What causes hatred? Fear or jealousy. So either you fear the power of Jesus Christ or you are jealous that you don't have a share in his saving grace.... don't worry there is plenty to go around.
I DO NOT FEAR WHAT IS IMAGINARY.
You all are hysterical. David Beckham can tattoo whatever the hell he wants anywhere he wants on that hot bod.
Essay 71...u r mistaken. He was a Jew with a Mexican name.
CNN can u write better than that? New-worthy news or more interest than those silly tatoo!
FYI you people who mindlessly hate on a selective group are the reason the rest of the world HATES us. Wait until China owns us and you won't have your freedom of speech that you take for granted.
Consult Roman historian Tacitus. References to Emperor Tiberius, Procurator Pontius Pilate, under whom was crucified Jesus Christ. See Josh McDowell's Evidence book. Josh was atheist and set out to disprove Christianity. The evidence evidently was there.
I love reading the comments submitted! Those anti-christians make me lol... maybe he should appease all those anti-christians with a tattoo of a jewish temple or Moses?? lol.... or maybe he should tattoo Alah??? No lol your all morons! leave the man alone and let him enjoy his tattoo! Go Jesus
Wow! It is always amazing how much anger, hatred, and anxiety, the name of Jesus or, in this case, an image of Him causes among people. It says something, that He is real, He is alive today, and that the same hatred which crucified Him 2,000 years ago is still with us today.
I'm not sure why David should desire to have this tattoo on his body, but that is his choice. God has given us all a free will, it is our decision what we do with it.
Some will never understand. They haven't got faith or revelation. Don't fight with them.
WHEN will you people and your religious CULT wake up and realize your imaginary man is MAKE BELIEVE
Very true what great pashipn you have in you art.
The irony of this is that he become famous playing for a team nickname the red devils btw this guy has nothing on giggs
So a pearl neckalace is a NO-GO? lol
Aww come on ppl, can't we all just get along? If someone believes in Christ..great. If they do not...great. But I will have to add that Sean had the most hilarious comment about getting on his knees a truly hysterical retaliation...classic zinger!!! BTW, I DO believe in Jesus so that just proves u guys are waaayy to uptight!! Lighten up, and have some fun : )
Why argue with the "blind" and the "deaf"?
They say that they see,but do not!
JESUS told us TO just WALK AWAY..
And.."NOT to THROW YOUR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE..."
I would just like to comment that very few historians actually dispute that Jesus Christ lived – they would just dispute his resurrection, miracles, etc... Also there are a number of secular, contemporary (to the Bible that is) references to Jesus Christ. Especially notable is the Jewish Antiques by Flavius Josephus who was a Jewish historian. An intelligent person would not argue that Jesus of Nazareth doesn't exist; he would argue that he wasn't the Christ, the Son of God.
Can I get 10% off a tattoo of 2 ants? Jesus was the greatest con man who ever lived.
I forgot to mention that I often Kneel EVERYday when I'm swallowing my gay boyfriend's massive meat stick. EVERYday I pray he will ram HIS sausage pole up my poop shoot. HE loves it EVERYtime I let HIM drive my hershey highway.
It Amazes Me how in a world that is Constanly changing.. God Word is the SAME Yesterday today n forever. Where 1 day EVERY knee Will bow and EVERYtongue Will confess that JesusChrist isLord!.
I agree with Ronnie Lee...I will pray for everyone who has commented on this string. To read so many disparaging comments is sad.
No, he is a DB!
I have read all of your comments and as a whole, they are good.....
FOR ME TO POOP ON!
Does anyone ever why the 'savior' is a arab with a mexican name? Oh right the burning bush spoke! Got ua! 😉
Obviously the reason why this is "news" is due to the fact the he compares himself to Jesus. I think it is interesting how non-believers are spewing such hateful words in the comments left here. Even though they are not the ones who should clearly be offended by the imagery of his tattoo. Don't you think it speaks volumes that Christians are moved by this, but not moved to ugliness? If you truly don't believe that's your decision, but why be so nasty to those who do?? The name Jesus evokes so much emotion and power that you either confess it as the name above all or completely turn from it. So, basically let's just all respect each persons decision and call it a day."he was not seen by all people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen." Acts 10:41
Stupid bible thumpers ALWAY shoving their idiot make-belief person in our face with their book of stories-i will believe in VAMPIRES before I believe in this "god" there is only proof of EVOLUTION-not some fairy tale man that died and came back to LIFE-he sound more like a VAMPIRE ANYWAY!!!
You all cant make people believe what u believe in. We all know there is no god anyway.
He's yanking chains. Funny guy.
I am going to pray for everyone on this string. For those believers..that you grow in the faith every day as you walk with Him. For those unbelievers..give faith a chance. Those times you feel an emptiness, it's the Spirit wanting to fill that void. Christians are faced with the same obstacles in life as non-believers. The difference is we as believers don't have to face them alone.
I believe in the son.....the son of Jarell!! Sorry but jesus is not real. I wish he was. Superman is more believable than jesus.
Superman has saved way more people than Jesus. And it's not a faulty parallel. Two people with supposedly super-human powers. One walked on water and turned water to wine and the other just helped people in danger and was praised by society. Vote to replace Jesus with Superman in the Bible!! Superman's work wasn't as self-serving as the biblical character's.
Have you NOTHING BETTER TO REPORT than a Friggin' tattoo!??! Do you get paid for this blog!!!???!!!
I never open a bible I open the torah. Each week on saturday and read the scrolls the way it was supposed to be written on parchment with 10 people . Not some book that is labled bible.if you do something do it right!!!!!
everyone who has a message condemning beckham over his tattoo needs to judge themselves. they probably would find themselves damned
Wait, so what I got from this artical is that he got a tatoo so that his kids will see him as Jesus?? What in the HE!!
Forgive Them Lord. For They Are But Children To Your Grace.
Forgive Them Lord. For They Are But Children To Your Grace. Amen.
"King" of those small minds who try to impose their self-righteous morality on everyone who does not believe. Kind of like Muslim radicals.
you poor people who denounce jesus christ as the son of god! there is plenty of scientific proof that Jesus is real! If u doubt me try reading "The Case for Christ". you cant deny what u dont know! but o well,your loss. Christ IS King!
And now he will be in the Black List where James Cavizel and other Christians are , he will be insulted just like all of them by the USA Liberal press and Entreteniment Industry that HATES Christians.
My respect to a great father, sportsman and great family.
It is better that the rapists,vioent, dog killers and perverts that we are unlucky to have in our sports.
We don't hate Christians. Just uneducated people that can't spell – 93.5% of which are Christian...
Pharoah....have u even opened a Bible?
Praise the Lord!
Wow is jesus a figure in harry potter books? Why would someone put a tatto of a harrypotter figure on their chest? That is just gay.also harry potter is a fake book so yes jesus does not exsist. And what does the bible have to do with jesus/harry potter?
Wow, his level of conceit is only matched by his shallowness. I'm not even Christian and I'm offended. My question is whether he expects his little cherubs to carry around his battered body when he gets older, or does he expect them to crucify him. I can not get the picture of Sid from The Ice Age being carried by the worshipping mini-sloths, only to be tossed into a volcano as a human sacrifice. As the cute little Blue one said, "Can't hurt to try."
I don't understand these celebrities at all. I bet his next tattoo will be satan with three demons representing his greatest rivals. By the way, to all who don't believe that Jesus is real, don't you think its strange that when people say His name, the atmosphere itself changes? His name has power believe it or not.
The atmosphere changes? Really? You guys ARE nuts!
Oohh he got another tattoo that's so news worthy! Who really cares? My husband got at new tattoo of a beautiful Dragon, but you don't see that in the news. His tattoo was very personal because one of his best friends gave it to him. I guess you have to make an insane amount of money to get your new tat on the news. Don't you news people have anything more important to write about? If not that's just sad!
Yawn...another claim of a 'deeply personal' tattoo for [insert shallow reason] ... so claimed so that you can justify and yell at anyone who dares call 'bs' for such short-sighted, fad-induced permanent scarring of the body
You'll have to excuse Joe Bob for being so rude; the poor man has nothing to live for.
Hi I think about wat I'm going to say. Bye
They are Charlie Sheens kids...
All of this doubt in Christ as our Savior is very concerning to me. 99% of folks who denounce or discredit the Bible have never read it. And the other 1% are so moved by God word (yet unwilling to change their ways) they choose not to believe with dire consequences.
Just another lost, narcissistic "celebrity" choosing to desecrate his body with crap.
Only those with exceptionally poor self-image would submit to such nonsense. Tattoos, along with body piercings, are a collective bane to our society.
Gee – I wonder why we're near epidemic with Hep C? Oh, nearly forgot: Body Piercings and Tattoos!
Children – what can you do with 'em?
So, he's Jesus, being carried by his children? Wow. If I believed in Jesus as a holy figure, I think I would be pretty offended. I had no idea he was that arrogant.
Wow!!!! This is the first time I've ever read one of these articles & the comments & will be the last. What a bunch of idiots!!!!
I want his next personal tat to be him asking the galaxy to leave on loan to another team for 5 months and declaring his loyalty simultaneously.
Just as crazy as a Scientologist. I hate soccer, but wanted to like this dude. Sounds like he thinks people will find him spiritual blessed, cooler and deep if he gets this tat, shows it off and explain the reason for getting it. Even if he's not a Christian now, he sounds dumb and niave like one.
I want 10% off ant tattoos.
haha how funny, a tattoo of a man that obviously does not exist, such a weak collective mind humanity has made for itself. – Satan
It is always refreshing to see a man unashamed of his Faith!
I love how the media embraces tattoo's. It is very important with everything that is happening across the world. A Jesus tattoo makes headlines this should inspire u all to come get a tattoo by me! Eroc @ pokers tattoo call to book your apt.661)7233600 Lancaster Ca.located off 15th west and Ave I. Mention this and get a 10% off ant tattoo!
I want 10% off ant tattoos
Darn, just ant tatoos? I was thinking of getting a beetle.
Canuk, don't get me started on Sheen. My goodness the man has thrown his life away. Its like a train wreck, you really don't want to see but its hard to look away!!!
Beckham and Sheen. A pair of overpaid idiots.
Yeah...whatever....another celeb with a tattoo addiction who claims they all 'mean something'. It's the same tired excuse every tattoo addict or fad follower gives for getting ink. Just admit that you're doing this to be different 'like everyone else'. Don't pretend it's something it's not
Haha. Somebody needs to take away your keyboard for being such a clown.
I love it when people say "who cares". Why did you click on the article if you didn't care?? I'm not going to read or comment on something that I'm not interested in. It's entertainment and therefore people will read it.
So is he saying he's "Jesus?"
Gnarled: there is no intelligent scholars who would say Jesus did not exist. There is more proof that he existed than Julius Caesar
Are you getting your history from the Bible? There is no independent evidence outside the Bible that Jesus ever existed. None. And there's plenty of physical evidence and concurrent historical accounts of Julius Caesar. You really need to pay a little more attention to facts.
@Debbie – there certainly IS proof that Jesus existed. Are you kidding me? The argument is whether or not he is the son of God. SMH...
@Lola. No, I'm sorry. The only accounts of Jesus are completely hearsay, and there is no physical evidence. All the accounts are written at least 150 years after his death. There is absolutely nothing contemporary.
@eattherich. Wow, just wow!! Jesus loves you even though you denounce him. What a shame. I will pray for you. God Bless.
You know that with Becks its all about himself and his style. Since 2003 when he left Manchester United his skills have gone downhill due to age , injury, and declining skill. Now compare that to his former teammate and current United player Ryan Giggs. He is going on 21 years with the team. Unselfish , humble, and never wanting the limelight, Giggs represents the unselfish player. When Giggs first started in 1991, he could have gone down the road of glory and limelight like Beckham did,but around 1994 he stopped the partying and focused on soccer. Guess where Giggs is still at today? At United and now he just signed a 1 year contract. Remember this people Beckham may have the limelight,but Ryan Giggs has and still is a very good player at 37 where his skill rarely has declined. So people when you read a story about David Beckham think of Ryan Giggs who is the exact opposite. Humble, kind, low key like his STILL 17 year teammate Paul Scholes who play for the team and not themselves like Beckham. That is on of themain reasons why manager Sir Alex Ferguson let him go. He was bigger than the team.
Giggs is better than just good. He often at this age is best guy on pitch.
It's soccer. Who cares?...
The rest of us have taste.
Might as well have donald duck on his chest. We know there's no god and there is no proof Jesus existed!
Yeah, we're perfectly aware of this nugget of knowledge. It's called symbolism; look it up and become enlightened.
Just like there's no proof julius caesar existed, right? Oh wait, you believe that?
That Jesus existed is not doubted by more scholarly people. That he was a very charismatic Rabbi is also accepted. However, there is no proof whatsoever that he was the product of immaculate conception, or the son of a deity who is also not proven to exist.
But he did likely wear one if those tuxedo t-shirts...
@The Great Zag ... so when was God proven to not exist? I must not have seen that CNN article. It's easy to prove your point when you make up facts isn't it?
tacky and working class...yawn
Who cares about celebs and tatoos
You cared enough to comment idiot
He will burn in the fires of hell...everyone knows those babies are not his....his wife is a straight up H0....the fourth one belongs to Seal..
You'll be burning right along side him for doing God's job of judging others.
CNN is crawling with its usual idiots, I see..
So, he'll burn in a mythical Hell for tattooing a mythical figure on his chest?
And why is this news and why should I care?
Because they are celebrities! You MUST worship them, because you are an American...
Yes Rich like Eurotrash worships the Royals. At least celebrity worship tends to lean toward beautiful people not the ugly inbred mongrels
This is not news and you shouldn't care, so get off the entertainment gossip site and read some real news if you don't like it.
That is just stupid. Charlie Sheen thinks he is Jesus too.
Cool... this is the third piece of "news" I've seen posted here that actually originated on Twitter and or Facebook instead of CNN, an actual news site.
So...he is Jesus?
No, he is white trash. Just like everyone else covered in tattoos.
That doesn't apply to black people. Get as many tats as you like, no one is gonna care.
Yeah that's what I got from reading it that he thinks of himself as Jesus. He may not have meant to say it but it came across as such. It's all in bad taste in my opinion tho I see an avalanche of protests coming
Funny that you consider him White Trash, Dweezy. I mean, considering he makes millions more than you do. He may be "white trash", but sounds like you're just a close-minded, racist, conservative, pig.
I was thinking the same thing. He should have gotten a tattoo of himself instead of Jesus. I don't think badly of anyone with tattoos or anything. But, I am just trying to picture how people with tattoos all over their faces and bodies are going to look when they are 70 or 80, you know?
@dweezy–hes white trash bc he has tattoos? you just sound ignorant when you say that, it may be different if he was just covered in meaningless ones but every one he has means something and im pretty sure he has more class than you ever would, checkout the rest of his tatts (www.streetmoda.com) and please tell me is trashy about those???