Brooklyn is the oldest of the Beckham clan, but it definitely doesn’t mean he’s any more likely to stick to the rules than his younger siblings.

In fact, the 18-year-old almost clashed with his famous father over his very first tattoo. David, who has many inkings himself, recently revealed the two almost came to blows when he decided he wanted to get one.

Speaking to James Cordon on The Late Late Show, the former footballer told how he’d always insisted that he wanted to be there to experience his eldest son getting his very first tattoo.

But Brooklyn almost went ahead without his father in tow – much to David’s disapproval! David explained, “He was counting the days down because he was talking about a tattoo for a long time.

“Four days before he was with his girlfriend in Paris and one of my friends who was looking after him called me and said ‘It’s not come from me, but Brooklyn is in a tattoo shop with his girlfriend.'”

He continued to explain, “He always promised me and I said if you have your first tattoo I want to be there just to experience it. That was the deal.”

But young Brooklyn – who is pursuing his own career in modelling – almost got caught in a lie to his dad. David said, “My friend said you should call him. So I Face-timed him and said ‘What you doing mate?’ and he said, ‘We’re just going for dinner’. And I said, ‘Are you sure?'”

So Brooklyn was clearly forced to admit the truth! David continued, “He [Brooklyn] said ‘Actually dad I am in a tattoo place thinking of getting something, and I’m with my girlfriend.”

The tattoo…

“I said ‘You are welcome to have it, but remember you promised me and I am your dad and I would feel really upset if you went through with it.'”

Clearly, Brooklyn later made sure to honour the promise to his dad, who revealed that he didn’t actually go through with then.

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But the youngster did eventually get his tattoo with his Dad by his side. And Brooklyn now happily displays his new inking out and about at events.

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He even got the tattoo done by a friend of David’s, captioning a photo of it with “Honoured to have my first tattoo done by dad’s friend Mark Mahoney.”

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