Beckham's tattoo on Facebook

David Beckham used Facebook to show fans a photo of him getting a new tattoo.
David Beckham used Facebook to show fans a photo of him getting a new tattoo. Bang ShowBiz

DAVID Beckham has got a new tattoo.

The 35-year-old soccer ace - who already has around 20 etchings - got the inking on his chest before flying to the UK to receive a Lifetime Achievement honour at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards on the weekend.

The hunky sportsman posted a photo on his Facebook page of himself bare-chested and getting the tattoo in Los Angeles, and explained the intricate body art took six hours to complete by tattooist to the stars Mark Mahoney.

David wrote: "I want to let you all in on something. Just had a new tattoo done by the legendary Mark Mahoney. Took six hours!"

The Los Angeles Galaxy player - who attended the sports ceremony in Birmingham with his wife Victoria and their three sons, Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight, and five-year-old Cruz - was presented with his award by Manchester United soccer legend Sir Bobby Charlton, 73.

After receiving a three-minute-long standing ovation, David - who captained England, and won soccer championships with Manchester United and Real Madrid - dedicated his prize to his wife and children, saying: "Not only has she given me three amazing boys but she's truly an inspiration for me every day. So Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, thank you."

Victoria - who cried in the audience as her husband accepted his statuette - described the reception as "breathtaking" and spoke of her pride for David and their sons.

Writing on twitter, she said: "Words can't express how proud I am of David. A truly wonderful and very emotional evening. I'm so proud of my little men too!!!

"Thank u all so much for your kind words to David! The reception tonight was breath taking and I am so, so proud of him!!

"I couldn't sleep!!!!! so excited, happy and proud of David!!!! (sic)"

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Taking a national stand

NO WAY: Students from Year 8 created 'No Way' bullying posters to show bullying has no place at Emerald State High school.

Local high school raises awareness against bullying.

Inland Port announced

ECONOMIC BOOST: Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd makes the funding announcement at the Central Highlands Development Corporation's Economic Futures Forum on Monday.

Ken O'Dowd announced federal funding for two major projects.

Council legal battle win

Court, Justice, Law, Courthouse, Brisbane Supreme Court, Queensland Court of Appeal, Brisbane District Court (File)

Local council allowed to appeal $852k damages for error.

Local Partners