London, Mar 18 : English football player David Beckham is well known for his penchant for tattoos, and now he's added one more to his body art.
The LA Galaxy midfielder recently got a tattoo that runs from his nipple down to his groin.
The tattoo is based on a Chinese proverb, which Beckham had heard years ago and has always planned to have scribbled on his skin.
"Death and life have determined appointments. Riches and honour depend upon heaven," the Sun revealed.
The tattoo had been etched on his body during his US team's recent trip to the Far East, making it one of his most advanced yet.
"The latest tattoo uses a completely different technique to all the others. It appears on his skin as if it has been brushed on. It is a really intricate process and unique to Hong Kong," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
"He has always wanted the Chinese brush-stroke effect. Victoria loves it," the source said.
"There is more emphasis on the word life - which is in bold ink, with the word death slightly smaller.
"The proverb has a strong meaning for David. He is really thoughtful about the tattoos he gets. He doesn't just rush in," the source added.
An old pal from Manchester and a regular tattoo artist, Louis Malloy, has been doing most of the tattoos on the footballers body. David has an angel across his back, a cross on his neck and the name Victoria written in Hindi on his left arm.
Posh and Becks have matching Hebrew tattoos, which translate as: "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine."