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Romeo Beckham (AKM Images/GSI Media)
Romeo Beckham wants to be just like his famous father — tattoos and all!
David and Victoria Beckham's middle son showed off some familiar neck art while shopping for Halloween costumes over the weekend. The 10-year-old sported a "Harper" tattoo on his collarbone. The fake ink is an exact replica of the real one David got after the birth of his daughter last year.
Romeo showed off his removable tat while out with his mother and siblings — Brooklyn, 13, Cruz, 7, and Harper, 1 — in Santa Monica, California. The school kid, who looks just like his designer mother, was stylishly dressed in a Converse T-shirt and sneakers, and burgundy jeans.
It's no secret that David is a body art enthusiast. Many of his tattoos are exposed when he's sporting his Los Angeles Galaxy uniform — and he has been known to pose with his shirt off every now and then! In addition to Harper's name and a number of tributes to Victoria, David has an extensive design that was created in honor of his three sons in 2011. "I wasn't planning on getting another tattoo — I've had a lot done — but I heard all these great things about legendary artist Mark Mahoney," Beckham told ESPN last year. "So he created this tattoo of Jesus being lifted by three cherubs. It took about 12 hours over two days." The soccer star also has each of his son's names etched individually on his bod: "Brooklyn" appears on his lower back, "Romeo" on the base of his neck, and "Cruz" across the middle of his back.
During an appearance on the "Today" show, David shared that his sons had already expressed interest in getting tattoos like their famous parents. (Mom Victoria has several as well.) "One of them said to me recently: 'How old do I have to be before I get my first tattoo?' I was like, 'A lot older than you are now!'" the soccer star laughed.
The fact that Romeo selected the "Harper" tattoo to copy out of all of his dad's ink is especially cute, particularly since he has been quite the doting big brother since Harper was born in July 2011. Last month, the Beckham family attended Romeo's soccer game in Los Angeles and when the action on the field was over, the boy raced over to see his little sister. Romeo was reportedly very attentive to the baby and proudly carried her around.
You never know — maybe one day he'll make that tattoo permanent.
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