Victoria Beckham reveals the reason why she removed her ink tribute to husband David from her wrist

‘I was just a bit sick of the tattoo’: Victoria Beckham reveals the reason why she removed her ink tribute to husband David from her wrist

Victoria Beckham has revealed the reason that she removed her tattoo tribute to her husband David, was because it wasn’t ‘pretty’.

The fashion designer, 48, left fans ‘fascinated’ after they noticed she’d had her wrist inkings removed in a beauty video.

The inkings on her wrists – which she had done to celebrate milestones with husband David – have become increasingly faded in recent years after she decided to undergo laser treatment to have them removed. 

Aesthetic reason: Victoria Beckham has revealed the reason that she removed her tattoo tribute to her husband David, was because it wasn't 'pretty' (pictured on the Today Show on Thursday)

Aesthetic reason: Victoria Beckham has revealed the reason that she removed her tattoo tribute to her husband David, was because it wasn’t ‘pretty’ (pictured on the Today Show on Thursday)

As well as the roman numerals VIII-V-MMVI representing May 8, 2006 – the date she and David renewed their wedding vows – her right wrist had the Latin phrase ‘De Integro’, which translates as ‘again from the start’.

This is said to have marked her new beginning with her husband and family in the United States, after the former England captain moved to the club LA Galaxy in 2007.

On her left wrist she also had her husband’s initials, DB, and the words ‘Together, forever, eternally’ written in Hebrew – chosen to mark her tenth wedding anniversary.

Memories: She had her husband¿s initials, DB, on her wrist, chosen to mark her tenth wedding anniversary (pictured in 2007)

Memories: She had her husband’s initials, DB, on her wrist, chosen to mark her tenth wedding anniversary (pictured in 2007)

Gone: The fashion designer, 48, left fans 'fascinated' after they noticed she'd had her wrist inkings removed in a beauty video

Gone: The fashion designer, 48, left fans ‘fascinated’ after they noticed she’d had her wrist inkings removed in a beauty video

But in September Victoria took to Instagram to give fans a glimpse at the new Bitten Lip Tint, Je t’aime, from her range and, as the former Spice Girl made a swatch of the make-up on her arm, her body art was noticeably missing.

Some of her social media followers were left baffled, with one asking: ‘Why did you get your tattoo removed Victoria? Just fascinated x.’

But Victoria has now revealed that the decision to get rid of the tattoos was purely aesthetic.

Speaking on The Today Show on Thursday, she said: ‘I had these tattoos a long long time ago and they just weren’t particularly delicate.

‘Mine were just a little bit thick and they were bleeding a little bit and they just weren’t as pretty. They just didn’t look so nice. It doesn’t mean anything more than that.

She concluded: ‘I was just a bit sick of the tattoo. It’s as simple as that.’

Another Hebrew tattoo down the back of her neck once read ‘Ani l’dodi li va’ani lo haro’eh bashoshanim’, meaning ‘I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine’. Her husband has a matching design on his arm. 

Explanation: Speaking on The Today Show on Thursday, she said: 'I had these tattoos a long long time ago and they just weren¿t particularly delicate

Explanation: Speaking on The Today Show on Thursday, she said: ‘I had these tattoos a long long time ago and they just weren’t particularly delicate

She also had five stars inked on her lower back, one for herself, her husband and each of the couple’s three sons – Brooklyn, 23, Romeo, 20, and Cruz, 17. The Beckhams now also have a daughter, Harper, 11, born in 2011.  

Laser tattoo removal uses beams of coloured light to break down the ink into minuscule fragments, which can then be absorbed into the bloodstream and excreted via the liver and digestive system. Private clinics charge around £150 per session for a small tattoo and up to £800 for a larger one.  

Eight to 10 sessions are typically needed for large tattoos.

The procedure can cause temporary discomfort, blistering and redness, and the tattoo almost never completely disappears. Figures show almost a fifth of Britons have at least one tattoo.  

Going, going: The inkings on her wrists ¿ which she had done to celebrate milestones with husband David ¿ have become increasingly faded in recent years

Going, going: The inkings on her wrists – which she had done to celebrate milestones with husband David – have become increasingly faded in recent years

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