David Beckham's latest tattoo quotes lyrics from hip-hop star Jay Z.

The former England football captain debuted his latest inking at the book signing event at luxury menswear store Belstaff in New York City, with onlookers catching a glimpse of the tattoo on his right hand which reads: ''Dream Big Be Unrealistic''.

Jay Z uttered the words during one of his concerts in Los Angeles, which prompted Victoria Beckham to re-tweet the mantra.

Speaking at the glitzy event in New York, David also addressed the issue of his impending 40th birthday, saying: ''I'm excited about it. I'm not one of those people who is not looking forward to getting old.

''I'm happy with my life. I've had a pretty successful career. I have four amazing children and an amazing wife.''

Meanwhile, David has also insisted that he doesn't regret wearing a sarong and would be happy to do so again.

He said: ''Sarongs are great. That's one thing I never regret because I thought it looked great and I would still wear it now.

''Over the years it's not just myself, everybody looks back at old pictures of themselves and thinks, 'I can't believe I wore that, or I wish I hadn't wore that, or what was I thinking?'

''You make mistakes over the years or you wear things that were right at the time.''