Watch David Beckham's Tattoos Transform to Help #EndViolence Against Children

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In case you didn't already have a crush on this celebrity dad, his latest charity endeavor will have you head-over-heels smitten. Teaming up with UNICEF, David Beckham is using his tattoos to illustrate the permanent mark abuse leaves on children


Watch as the 41-year-old father of four's regularly playful and whimsical tattoos morph into dark and disturbing animated images of children suffering abuse and hear his crucial message: "Violence against children marks them forever. It's wrong -- end it."

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Obviously, it's incredibly important whenever anyone speaks out against violence, but there's something especially powerful and haunting about watching the Goodwill Ambassodor's body art turn sinister.

And, sadly, this message is so true. Children who live with abuse, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal, bear those scars for the rest of their lives. The images are so compelling because while Beckham has chosen to mark himself, these innocent kids who suffer have not. 

You have to imagine this is a cause that's close to this hands-on dad's heart. Many of his tattoos honor the beautiful family he's created with his wife, Victoria.

I've always called Brooklyn ( Buster ) since the day he was born.... Love you Bust @brooklynbeckham

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Even if you're not a huge fan of ink, you have to admit, these are pretty sweet.

From playing soccer in the park with his sons to sitting front row at a fashion show with his darling daughter, Harper, Beckham seems like a father who is committed to making sure his kids have the happiest childhoods possible.  

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It's wonderful to see him use his star status to shine a spotlight on such important causes. He also recently took the #22pushupchallenge to "raise awareness of the devastating effects of PTSD on the lives or servicemen, servicewomen & their families," as he captioned the video he shared on Instagram. 

Hopefully, Beckham's #endviolence video will be shared far and wide and make others think about how they can play a positive role in the life of a child and, if they're aware of an abusive situation, have the courage to help end it.

For help, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) The hotline, serving the U.S. and Canada, is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with professional crisis counselors who, with the assistance of interpreters, are able to provide assistance in more than 170 languages. Crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources are available through the hotline. All calls are confidential.

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