Brooklyn Beckham got his first tattoo ever and let me tell you, it’s a doozy.
The 18-year-old took to Instagram to show off his new tattoo that’s “just like dad’s.” His words, not mine.
That’s right: Brooklyn Beckham got a tattoo of a Native American man wearing a feathered headdress, and his father has a similar one on his torso. Because time does not make any of us wiser, apparently. Father Beckham even accompanied his eldest son to Shamrock Social Club tattoo studio — a family favorite — for the ink. Aw?
Elle notes that the tattoo itself has sparked some controversy — what with the history of negative stereotyping of Native Americans as mascots in the media. Do you think Brooklyn Beckham even knows about that? Or that David does, for that matter? The imagery of Native Americans — a long suffering group of people — is more than just a cool looking thing to get. Cultural appropriation can be a tricky thing, but the culture of Native Americans is definitely more than just a fad. I mean, if it’s not cool to wear a so-called Native American headdress at Coachella, it’s definitely not cool to get one tattooed on your body, just 'cause.
When Beckham isn’t getting racially insensitive tattoos, he’s an aspiring photographer. Which you can tell he’s serious about, because most of the pictures of his Instagram are in black and white.