David Beckham is ''sure'' his son Brooklyn will regret some of his tattoos.

The 42-year-old star - who himself has over 50 tattoos - is convinced the 18-year-old aspiring photographer will make some ''mistakes'' with what he chooses to get inked on his body but says that is ''part and parcel of life''.

He said: ''Thankfully I don't feel I've made any with my tattoos. My son's started and I'm sure he'll make mistakes. But it's part and parcel of life and being creative. That's something you can't stop someone doing, it holds them back.''

And opening up about his own experience with tattoos, David insists he has never got an inking to impress someone but instead likes to change his look just for himself.

He is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: ''I've never changed my look or style for attention. I do it because I want to grow my hair, or cut it off, or I want to shave or I don't - or I want a new tattoo. I never try to be someone else or do something different for any other reason than I enjoy it.''

It comes after David admitted he was ''worried'' about his son Brooklyn moving to New York to attend university.

He said: ''When you have children - young children and older children going to university in America - you are of course concerned and worried.''

And Victoria had previously revealed she hadn't been able to stop crying since her son left for America.

She admitted: ''I'm still crying, Brooklyn's moved to New York, he's 18, and I haven't stopped crying. I miss him so much, so much.''