The ink reads 'Lead with Love', written in ornate font across the top of Becks' left hand. It isn't the first inspirational phrase he's had inscribed on his body - he had 'Spiritual perfection' written in Latin on his arm in 2003, as well as a lengthy Chinese proverb on one side of his chest.
David got his first tattoo, a Gothic script rendering of 'Brooklyn' to mark the birth of his first child, in 1999. Since then he's covered his upper body in dozens of tattoos, admitting that he is 'addicted' to the body art.
While the England legend hasn't yet discussed the tat or its meaning in public, many of his tattoos are dedicated to his family.
One of the most noticeable is the Roman numeral 'VII' inscribed on his inner right forearm - a nod not only to his former Manchester United and England number, but also to daughter Harper Seven.
Other tattoos include the names of sons Romeo and Cruz (he didn't really have much choice after the Brooklyn one, did he?), Sanskrit script spelling 'Victoria' on his inner left arm and a tribute to youngest child Harper across his left collarbone.