According to the report:
David said: "It is Jesus being carried by three cherubs and obviously the cherubs are my boys and so my thought of it is that at some point my boys are going to need to look after me and that's what they're doing in the picture. It means a lot."The idea in this case being “I am Jesus.”
Discussing the tattoo - done by Los Angeles-based Mark Mahoney - David revealed he never plans to get the artwork done but often wakes up inspired with an idea.
He said: "I had it done before I left Los Angeles. I don't plan on having a tattoo, just sometimes I wake up and I have an idea of an image I'd like on me.Hardly anyone remembers that Beckham is a footballer. He used to be quite useful, though nowadays he’s well past his best. But worldwide he has become a fashion icon, and his marriage to that tedious and vapid clotheshorse who used to be the member of a talentless pop group still dominates the women’s magazines.
"It's just something that I've found kind of expresses how I feel or thoughts I have or memories. There's not one tattoo I've got on me that doesn't mean something."
Nowadays the crass consumerism that Posh and Becks epitomise seems out of place and inappropriate, especially when Beckham likens himself to someone who (according to the Bible) spent his life helping others and renouncing worldly things. If there was any figure in modern British society more unlike Jesus it would have to be David Beckham.
Beckham deserves a "Just Like Jesus" Achievement Award from my Hall of Shame.