David Beckham shows off his new chest tattoo on the beach as he boogie boards with Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz
Retired footballer unveiled his 33rd inking on right side of his chest
David Beckham is on his way to being well covered up - in ink that is - as he showed off his 33rd tattoo on the beach on Thursday.
Days after wife Victoria Beckham revealed she had given him a tattoo voucher for his birthday the 38-year-old retired footballer has unveiled his body - and a new inking.
While the design is not that clear as yet, the tattoo on the right side is a portrait of Jesus - styled to look like Beckham - being lifted from his tomb by three cherubs, representing his much loved boys.
Cover art: David Beckham unveils another tattoo on his chest- his 33rd as he takes sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz to hit the surf and sand in Los Angeles on Thursday
Body as canvas: David unveiled his 33rd inking on the right hand side of his chest - after wife Victoria said she had bought him a voucher for a tattoo parlour, and seen right in his new promotional campaign for H&M
Tattoo you: Beckham has covered the right hand side of his chest, with an image of a woman in a forest
And when daughter Harper Seven arrived, the proud dad had her name etched above it. Perhaps Harper has now been added.
The tattoo appears to show the outline of a woman, but the rest is harder to distinguish. David recently launched his new campaign for David Beckham Bodywear at H&M.
Promotional photos - now out of date - show the father of four before getting the new inking which now covers the right side of his chest.
Beckham has now collected 33 inkings and it's certain that while he has available space on his body, he has no plans to stop just yet.
In fact, for his birthday in May Victoria revealed she gave him a voucher to use at a tattoo parlour.
He told CNN: 'I have 32 and I don't regret any of them.
They all have a meaning. I think that's what's important about tattoos, if they have a meaning you'll never regret them.'
Action man! Beckham took to the waves with the same concentration that made him a famous sportsman
Making a splash: Brooklyn is turning into the image of his father and is just as active
No boogie board for Harper: David's daughter was kept out of the water and accompanied by her nanny
Explaining the meaning behind his body art, the father-of-four revealed how his family have influenced his choices.
'Mine are all about the people in my life, my wife and sons, who I want with me always,' he said.
'When you see me, you see the tattoos. You see an expression of how I feel about Victoria and the boys. They're part of me.'
He has a tattoo for Victoria, and each of his four children which he says are his 'favourites'.
David seemed to be having the time of his life as he boogie boarded with his three sons at Malibu Beach on Thursday.
Follow me: Active dad David leads the way as the children hit the surf
Daddy daycare: The footballing legend seemed to be relishing a day spent with his boys Brookyln, 14, Romeo, 11, and Cruz, eight
Wearing just a green baseball cap and blue swimming trunks, the sports star seemed to be making the most of his retirement from football.
There was no sign of wife Victoria but daughter Harper was accompanied by the family's blonde nanny as the boys enjoyed a day of rough and tumble, with each one taking his turn to ride the waves.
Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, and eight-year-old Cruz seemed to be enjoying their dad's attention, with Burberry model Romeo posing for pictures on his board.
Eventually the happy group tore themselves away from the water, perhaps to play with the bucket and spade young Cruz carried with him.
Despite the fact he no longer plays football professionally, David proved that the habit of keeping in shape is hard to kick.
The ex-England captain still flexed muscles that a man half his age would be envious of.
Since retiring from football at the end of the 2012-2013 season, Beckham has set his sights on other ventures.
Here's one for mum! As wife Victoria didn't join the group on their trip, David made sure to take lots of photos of the boys catching waves
You can do it! The footballer kept an eye on one of his sons as he propelled himself through the waves
Earlier in the day, it was revealed that his foray into the restaurant industry had got off to a promising start.
Within half an hour of its website going live, Union Street Café, which he part owns and will be helmed by Gordon Ramsey, had tables booked by 1,200 diners.
Announcing the venture back in February, Gordon enthused: 'We're really excited to be opening Union Street Café in September and it’s great that David wants to come on board and be partner.
Yum! Brooklyn and Cruz went on a mission to find sweet treats for the family so their energy wouldn't flag
Spot the big kid! The sports star made no attempt to hide the fact that his boys weren't the only ones having fun
He joked: 'David Beckham is going to be my sous chef.'
Tweeting last week, fashion designer Victoria proved her boys aren't the only ones who enjoy outdoor activities.
'Love hiking with my babies! X vb,' she wrote, next to a snap of her strolling in the hills surrounding Los Angeles with her two-year-old daughter Harper.
Taking a break: The doting dad rested on the sand while his sons continued to have fun in the waves
Family fun: Last week Victoria Beckham shared a Twitter picture proving she's not the only one who enjoys outdoor pursuits, saying: 'Love hiking with my babies! X vb'
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