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Lewis Hamilton has shown off a massive new 'David Beckham-style' tattoo design, but says his dad isn't a fan.

The 28-year-old Formula 1 driver and boyfriend to Nicole Scherzinger has added a full sleeve of illustration - very similar to the one Becks sports - to his growing body art collection, despite his father's distaste. 

'My dad doesn't approve of the tattoos but I don't need approval,' Lewis admitted at a press conference in Australia this week.

'I
am comfortable with who I am, I don't need someone telling me. If
someone doesn't accept me for who I am, that is their problem.

'You need
to be proud of who you are.' 

Lewis' latest tatt features flames, a cross, a heart and musical notes. The artwork surrounds the angel design he already had on his right arm.

The skin ink was completed by Los Angeles-based artist Mister Cartoon, aka Mark Machado, who has also worked on 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce Knowles and Mena Suvari.

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