Brooklyn Beckham Proudly Debuts First Tattoo And Instagram Has A Lot Of Questions

The 18-year-old has unveiled his first tattoo – inspired by his father – and several Instagram users are questioning the inspiration behind his controversial new inking.

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From borrowing a bottle of their favourite perfume ahead of a night out, a vintage belt they bought in the Seventies or a box full of their LPs from the loft they're bound not to notice for a good few years (sorry Dad), all children are guilty of stealing/borrowing their parents' music, clothes and make-up once in a while.

However, rarely does one replicate their body art.

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Over the weekend, David and Victoria Beckham's eldest son, Brooklyn, debuted his first tattoo and took to social media to detail the reason behind his new inking on his forearm.

On Saturday, he told his 10 million Instagram followers: 'Just like Dad's', referring to a similar tattoo his Dad has on his torso, of a Native American figure wearing a feathered headdress.

Thank you so much Mark x just like dads

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Inked by celebrity tattoo artist Mark Mahoney, who is apparently one of his father's favourite artists, the 18-year-old was accompanied to Shamrock Social Club tattoo studio in Hollywood by his father, who posted several pictures to Instagram Stories during the inking process.

Honoured to have my first tattoo done by dads friend Mark Mahoney

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Brooklyn's inking follows in the footsteps of his footballer Dad, who reportedly got his first tattoo in 1999 following the birth of his eldest son, which he commemorated with his son's name inked along his lower back in Gothic script.

And, from the sounds of it, it doesn't sound like the budding photographer's parents will be too annoyed at their son's latest body modification, with David once telling CNN he doesn't see the point in regretting his tattoos.

'They all have a meaning. I think that's what's important about tattoos, if they have a meaning you'll never regret them,' he said.

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And we are done x

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However, while Brooklyn's tattoo might be celebrated by his supportive parents, it's since sparked controversy on social media, with several of his followers asking the inspiration – other than his father – behind the Native American-influenced tattoo, given the controversy relating to the long history of negative stereotyping of Native American people and mascots in the media.

Old man still got it

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Instagram user breezah25 commented: 'Ok symbolic? In what way? He doesn't look American Indian…nor has the blood of any American tribe in him. It's just a pic he liked…nothing more.

Meanwhile, rdanny_1998 wrote: 'Really wanna know what does it mean for u...cuz It's a huge story behind' while follower Auleleim asked, 'you did this for the looks or do you actually know who he is?'

Well, one thing's for sure. That tattoo must have really hurt.

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