Becks tougher than gansters, says tattooist

Sunday, February 27, 2011

LONDON - Soccer star David Beckham, who recently revealed his latest body art on Facebook, sat through the 6-hour procedure without flinching, according to his tattooist.

Mark Mahoney, who has given inkings to Bruce Willis, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and all the Spice Girls, revealed how the footballer braved the pain.

“He was super cool. He hung in there like a real tough guy,” the Daily Star quoted Mahoney as saying exclusively from his parlour.

“He sat in that chair for six hours and made a point he wanted to get it done in that time with no breaks.

“Most gangsters go for four hours and need a break but he went for six hours and he sat without making a face, without a peep,” he said.

Beckham posted a picture of himself under the needle on his Facebook page. It was taken by a friend he took with him while he had it done.

The tattoo, thought to be his 20th, shows Becks in a loincloth surrounded by angels.

Staff at Mahoney’s Shamrock Tattoo Parlour on Sunset Boulevard said he had it done just before Christmas.

“He came by three or four times and was hanging out at the shop before he got the tattoo,” Mahoney said.

“It was just a really good experience.

“He appreciated the fine line black and grey tattoo I like to do and we were able to work together on the design. It’s a big one in the centre of his chest, almost up to his left arm. It was spiritual, you know,” he said.

Mahoney hinted it was probably wife Victoria’s influence that persuaded David to get the tattoo from him.

“I met his wife a long time ago. I tattooed all the Spice Girls,” he said.

The dad-of-three says the angels in the latest one signify his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. (ANI)

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