Those tattoos are going to look like shit by 50. They'll be all faded out, discolored, and wrinkled.
He has had admitted that he has OCD and it's manifested in tattoos. He is aware but has a hard time controlling this tic.
[quote]He has had admitted that he has OCD and it's manifested in tattoos. He is aware but has a hard time controlling this tic.
You're an idiot.
Most people with tattoos are victims of childhood abuse (either verbal, physical, or sexual...often all of the above). He'll hate himself no matter how much money he earns, or how much fame he enjoys.
R2. I read something similar. I don't recall it being a tic, but Beckham did say he's addicted to tattoos.
Beckham needs therapy. He's ruined his body with ink.
He said it in an interview. Don't shoot the messenger.
r3, I've read the same thing before. You're the one who sounds like the idiot.
Looks at the 2nd pic.
His teeth are HORRIBLE AND HIDEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"David Beckham has admitted that he suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder. The footballer has spoken for the first time of his addiction to rearranging hotel rooms and lining up cans of soft drinks to make "everything perfect".
In a television interview to be screened before the World Cup this summer, Beckham says he has tried to break his cycle of repetitive behaviour but cannot stop. OCD, as it is known, affects one in 60 people in Britain, ranging from mild traits to a debilitating dependency on rituals of cleanliness, symmetry or other issues.
In the interview, to be broadcast on ITV1, he said: "I've got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. I'll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there's one too many then I'll put it in another cupboard somewhere.
"I'll go into a hotel room and before I can relax, I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer. Everything has to be perfect." Asked if he wanted to stop his obsessive behaviour, he said: "I would like to. I've tried and can't stop." [bold]Beckham admitted he was also addicted to having tattoos, partly because he enjoys the pain.[/bold]"
Beckham Peking University? They named a college after him?
Also, since his so-called football ambassadorship didn't work in the US, is he trying his luck in China?
He's such a famewhore.
[quote]Beckham admitted he was also addicted to having tattoos, partly because he enjoys the pain
I guess the "also" threw you.
He in no way indicates that the tattoos are related to his OCD for the very simple reason that they are not a manifestation of OCD.
In fact, the asymmetrical positioning of his tattoos should drive someone with OCD crazy as they are not neat and tidy.
But clearly you know everything.
Calm down R12. Things will be okay.
R2, ever considered seeing a shrink?
Oops, meant for that to be R12, not R2.
[quote]Also, since his so-called football ambassadorship didn't work in the US, is he trying his luck in China?
Things aren't going very well for him in China. The news on NPR said he was supposed to make a spectacular kick while wearing a special suit made in China and he fell on his ass. As a result, he's the laughing stock of the whole nation.
I like him a lot, partly because of a sort of innocence about him despite global exposure.
Doubtless fame's distortions have increased his unlovely progress to illustrated manhood.
I can't think of a comparable case: handsome, beloved, fit, wealthy, but so unnecessarily self-decorating. And designedly irreversible.
If he's into pain, it's too bad he never spent some informative time with say Christian Bale. A good dominatrix would've spared him all that ink.
[quote]Most people with tattoos are victims of childhood abuse (either verbal, physical, or sexual...often all of the above).
I love it when assholes like r4 make up "statistics" to "prove" their invalid points. You're full of shit.
The ONLY people who seem interested in this has-been are Brits. Christ.
There are a number of different disorders that would explain excessive tattooing. However, OCD would probably not be one of them; OCD people have obsessions with order, symmetry, purity, hypochondria, etc.; and hodgepodge tattooing basically runs counter to those ideals.
ANYONE WHO DOES SOMETHING I DON'T DO IS MENTALLY ILL AND THE VICTIM OF ABUSE!!!!!!! I AM PERFECT AND A MODEL FOR ALL!!!!!!!
"Those tattoos are going to look like shit by 50. "
They look like shit now.
Wrong, r19. We were delighted when he left Europe and it became clear he wasn't going to come back to England to play. You Americans fell for him and made a big hoo haa about him going to the US. Europe just laughed.
David Beckham was never anything here, r23. If Europe is laughing, as usual the joke is on you. He couldn't make it here no matter how hard you tried to shove him down our throats, so he ran home where his lame tattoos and queeny voice are apparently a big deal. Enjoy.
[quote]Things aren't going very well for him in China. The news on NPR said he was supposed to make a spectacular kick while wearing a special suit made in China and he fell on his ass. As a result, he's the laughing stock of the whole nation.
Why doesn't he just retire? He hasn't been a good soccer player in years, so why don't him and his famewhore wife just go back to England?
[quote]You Americans fell for him and made a big hoo haa about him going to the US.
What the fuck are you talking about? We've never given a shit about him or his wife. Soccer isn't even a big deal in America. When him and his wife first came over here in 2007, they had a reality show that was cancelled after a few episodes because nobody gave a shit.
Such BS, R4.
Soccer is bigger in the US than you think.
But the US is definitely over Beckham.
"Hee Hee, tell him it says "Life and death are determined by fate, rank and riches decreed by Heaven" but really write something like, "My wife is a skank and this tattoo makes me look like an asshole""
[quote]I like him a lot, partly because of a sort of innocence about him
Is "innocence" the politically correct word for "just plain stupid"?
Chinese character tattoos don't look dated already at all.
Soccer is big for small children and their SUV-driving frau mommies r28. It is not a big spectator sport in the U.S., and it won't be in the near future any more than lacrosse, rugby or any other such marginal sports. The Beckhams were accordingly Hollywood hangers on here. They are stars in Europe and Asia, so let's hope they just stay they.
It was Tom Cruise who got the Beckhams to move to Hollywood and even helped pick out their house near his. Prior to that, Tammy had been stalking Beckham at soccer games all around Europe. While David was barely noticed in the U.S., Posh got some slight attention simply because she was so annoying.
When they left the U.S., a few people cheered but the rest still didn't know they had ever been here.
This guy is a big load of nothing. He's not even attractive. He looks plastic, and greasy as hell. Enough already! He and his ugly wife came to America and were getting no PR. That didn't stop the British tabs reporting his big career in the US at the time. lol Typical. It wasn't until he shacked up with Tom and Scientology that they got in the papers.
Soccer is growing, R32. Deny it all you want.
Amercans seem to "grow out" of playing soccer. It looks weird to me when I see adults playing the game on TV.
Poor Beckham...no respect from a bunch of vintage queens!
Ugh, David Beckham is a walking billboard. He seriously has psychological problems. No wonder his wife never smiles.
[quote]Poor Beckham...no respect from a bunch of vintage queens!
I happen to be 38, and feel the same way about ugly tattoos.
Yeah, I always found it odd that soccer is big among kids -- hence Youth Soccer and the term "soccer mom" -- and while high schools and colleges have leagues/teams, most boys have moved on to football/baseball/basketball/hockey. Those four sports arr the most popular sport respectively depending on which region you're in. For example, football is huge in Texas, baseball in New England, basketball in Indiana.
I've always wondered if Chinese people get random English words tattooed on them?
[quote]Why doesn't he just retire?
Because kicking a ball has defined his entire life, given him everything, and he can't let go. All the time he can keep up, he'll turn out.
He's probably the type to fear the big gaps retirement will bring, plus the lack of camaraderie, etcetera.
In a way this comes back to the 'innocence' I ascribed to him upthread. I think he's limited but very decent, and knows his limitations.
Possibly these make his second act unwelcome, so he'll try to keep it at bay. Charity work and being an icon can't give him the buzz of playing.
I've never gotten his appeal. There are tons of athletes, even regular guys, who look better than he does.
I feel the same as R17/42.
I've met him and he really is a nice guy.