The Los Angeles Galaxy footballer's Manchester-based tattoo artist Louis Molloy revealed that he told him not to get too many pieces of body art.
"I spent two years trying to get David not to get the neck one," he told the Daily Star.
"He'll even tell you himself. I don't like to do them on the neck, face or hands normally, but let's face it, he's not going to find himself out of a job because of it, is he?"
He added: "And he must like it because he never had it removed."
Beckham has at least 20 tattoos on his body, including an image of Jesus Christ on his right side, based on the painting The Man of Sorrows by Matthew R Brooks.
Victoria Beckham was recently reported to be planning her husband's post-football career, with a possible move into fashion or TV punditry.
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