The LA Galaxy midfielder looks more and more like his hero, the heavily tattooed character Michael Scofield in US TV drama Prison Break.
The former England skipper’s latest inkwork, on the left of his torso, runs from his nipple down to his groin.
And I can reveal the secret message is a Chinese proverb he heard years ago and has always planned to have scribbled on his skin.
It means: “Death and life have determined appointments. Riches and honour depend upon heaven.”
Well, it’s better than “Dave loves Vic 4eva”. Becks had the Chinese writing etched on his body during his US team’s recent trip to the Far East. And it is his most advanced yet.
A source said: “The latest tattoo uses a completely different technique to all the others. It appears on his skin as if it has been brushed on. It is a really intricate process and unique to Hong Kong.