Oh haaaay. David Beckham inked a horse on the side of his neck. We stopped being surprised about new Beckham tattoos somewhere around number 37, but when we caught a glimpse of the football legend’s latest ink, we couldn’t help but wonder what inspired him to get a tattoo of a horse head on his neck. For the most part, David Beckham’s tattoos are dedicated to his loved ones – his wife, Victoria, his sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and his beloved daughter, Harper – and this latest piece may be no exception.
It was while David and his family were headed to dinner at Nobu in Malibu last weekend, that the 41-year-old revealed the new tattoo, featuring an image of a horse’s head on the right side of his neck, just below the “Buster” tattoo he got last August for his eldest son, Brooklyn. When David debuted his “Buster” tat on Instagram, he captioned the image: “I’ve always called Brooklyn (Buster) since the day he was born…Love you, Bust.” David also rocks a “Harper” tattoo on the left side of his neck, along with the phrase “Pretty Lady” inked above it. Shortly after getting the “Pretty Lady” tattoo on his neck for Harper, he added a large rose tat just above the phrase, so when we first saw the new horse tattoo on David’s neck, we immediately assumed it was an addition to his “Buster” tattoo.
There are other theories circulating around the Internet about the meaning behind David’s horse tattoo though, and many people think the neck tat is actually a tribute to Victoria, who apparently loves horses. Victoria and David have been photographed horseback riding in the past, she has shared photos on social media of Harper riding, and the former Spice Girls singer has apparently gotten pretty good at it herself. “Victoria went riding properly for the first time a couple of years ago and loved it,” The Mirror reported back in 2014. “But over the past few months she has stepped things up a notch and got really good. Obviously, she can’t keep a horse in her back garden in west London but when she is in L.A. […] she goes riding daily.”
David Beckham’s horse ink was done by the infamous Mark Mahoney of Shamrock Social Club in Hollywood, California, and Victoria is the one who officially debuted the tattoo online, posting an image of the ink on her Instagram account on August 21. Whatever the meaning behind David Beckham’s new tattoo, it’s obvious the 41-year-old intends to continue covering his body in ink. In the meantime, Victoria Beckham appears to be systematically removing her tattoos, and has been spotted recently with some seriously faded ink.