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Tat For Tit

by | 28th, May 2004

‘WHEN a man gets tattooed on his neck or face, it is usually his way of signalling that he plans to (a) have a mental breakdown, or (b) start a new life wandering the streets staring into the middle-distance and sitting on park benches drinking carrier-bagfuls of super-strength lager.

Surely one pain in the neck was enough

But when that man is David Beckham, it signifies nothing of the sort, of course. It is a statement, to be pondered and interpreted by all the world as though it were an ancient rune.

For most of this week, the papers have been busy churning out opinions on the aforesaid neck inscription, but now comes the real bombshell: a huge portrait of an angel on his right upper-arm, of the type that might have provided the frontispiece of a louche 1920s novella.

The sign of a man whose mind has cut adrift from its moorings? Not at all. According to a “marketing source” quoted in the Sun, the tattoo “drives home the message that he’ll fight to protect his marriage and his reputation”

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