The Beckham brothers have again made headlines, but this time, it’s not for their sporting prowess or fashion-forward choices. It’s for their latest venture into tattoos, solidifying their strong sibling bond with matching ink. Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, and Cruz, 18, have chosen to etch the word ‘Brotherhood’ onto their bodies, each in their unique style. This solidarity is a testament to the enduring connection they share as brothers.
Brooklyn, the eldest of the trio, decided to place his ‘Brotherhood’ tattoo on his leg, just above his dancing lady body art. Romeo followed suit, adorning his leg and positioning the tattoo above his eagle ink. Meanwhile, Cruz used his hand as the canvas for this symbolic word.
London-based fine line tattoo artist Pablo, Certified Letter Boy, documented their journey into this shared ink experience. On Friday, Pablo took to Instagram to share glimpses of the intricate designs and the moments they captured.
In the heartwarming photos, the Beckham brothers stand together, arms draped over each other’s shoulders, exemplifying their siblings’ strong bond. Several pictures showcase the freshly-inked ‘Brotherhood’ tattoos, visually representing their unity.
Cruz, in particular, seemed to embrace the tattooing process with excitement and wincing as the needle met his hand. His playful reaction added a touch of lightness to the occasion, emphasizing the moment’s significance.
However, Romeo’s tattoo journey didn’t stop at the ‘Brotherhood’ ink. He opted for another meaningful tattoo during their visit to the tattoo parlor. His father’s love for script tattoos inspired him, so Romeo proudly displayed a new quotation tattoo inked across his shoulder blade.
The quote he chose, attributed to the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, reads: ‘Life is so short you can’t waste even a day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do.’ This powerful message encapsulates the idea of seizing every moment and realizing one’s full potential. It’s a philosophy that resonated with Romeo, and he decided to etch it permanently into his skin.
Virgil Abloh, renowned for his groundbreaking work as Louis Vuitton’s first black artistic director, passed away in November 2021 after a secret battle with cancer. His words continue to inspire and resonate with individuals like Romeo Beckham.
The Beckham family has a longstanding relationship with tattoos, with Brooklyn and his father, retired football legend David Beckham, sporting an impressive collection. Together, they boast a staggering 200 inkings. Brooklyn, who has embraced the role of a self-professed tattoo addict, showcased his extensive collection during a sun-soaked trip to Saint Tropez with his wife, Nicola Peltz, earlier this summer.
Brooklyn’s tattoos reflect his love for ink and deep affection for his wife. He has dedicated over 70 tattoos to Nicola, including her portrait on his upper arm and her name on his neck. Additionally, he has etched their wedding vows onto his arm, expressing his love and commitment in permanent ink.
David Beckham, who debuted his first tattoo in 1999, has also paid tribute to his wife, Victoria Beckham, with intricately decorated tattoos. The Beckham family’s ink stories extend to include awards to their children, with cherubs representing Romeo, Cruz, and Harper. They’ve also left room for honoring their family members and in-laws, demonstrating the significance of family bonds in their lives.
Brooklyn’s relationship with Nicola goes beyond the visual, as he has both their surnames scrawled on his stomach, a symbolic union that he cherishes. He explained that taking her last name upon marriage was a decision born out of love and the desire to honor her family’s name.
Moreover, Brooklyn’s tattoos feature meaningful phrases and symbols, such as Gina’s prayer on his torso, signifying his dedication to staying focused and sincere. The initials DVBRCH are another permanent reminder of his family members—David, Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper.
Each tattoo tells a story, captures a sentiment, or honors a person, making it a cherished part of Brooklyn’s life. His body is a canvas where he paints the rich tapestry of his experiences and relationships.
Romeo, the middle Beckham son, is no stranger to tattoos either. His body art includes phrases like ‘free spirit’ and ‘freedom to dream,’ demonstrating his philosophical outlook on life. Romeo’s tattoos reflect his individuality and personal journey.
C.ruz Beckham, the youngest of the Beckham siblings, joined the world of tattoos with an inked record player on his arm. His choice of a record player symbolizes his connection to music and his unique interests.
Tattoos are not just skin-deep for the Beckham brothers.