David Beckham showed off a new tattoo on Monday at the launch of new documentary Into The Unknown, for which he journeyed into the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Positioned on his left hand, the tattoo reads "Lead With Love" in calligraphy.
David is no stranger to body art, with both his left and right arms covered in sleeves , as well as extensive tattoos on parts of his back, chest, and legs.
The England football star was talking to Michael Palin - Monty Python star and veteran of numerous BBC travel shows including one on Brazil.When Michael asked him about some of the terrifying experiences of the trip, David recalled being left shaken when a frog appeared on his tent - and Michael replied: "You are a wimp really. David Attenborough would have interviewed it."David admitted: "I am not a big frog fan. It was bright orange and I was told it was pretty dangerous. I was a little bit nervous about that."The 38-year-old sportsman and underwear model travelled to Rio de Janeiro with three friends before journeying to the remote Yanomami tribe in the 90-minute programme, which will show during the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer.
David met the tribe's most prominent spokesperson Davi Kopenawa, who is known as the ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’, and is the first-ever Yanomami shaman to have published a book. Davi told David about the problems facing his tribe, including the illegal gold mining that has been taking place on their land.
David also revealed that one of his goals of the trip was to find somewhere in the world where he was not recognised, and then explain football to someone. He joked: "It is the first time I have ever had to explain what soccer is to anybody apart from Victoria."