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Harper Beckham, 12, sparks controversy after she shows off 'matching tattoo' with Nicola Peltz

Harper Beckham, 12, sparks controversy after she shows off 'matching tattoo' with Nicola Peltz

Nicola shared a series of photos with Harper to celebrate her birthday

David and Victoria Beckham's only daughter has found herself in the middle of a controversy after showing off a little butterfly tattoo to match her sister-in-law, Nicola Peltz.

Harper Beckham officially gained a big sister when Nicola tied the knot with Brooklyn Beckham last year, and in a family with three boys, Harper was probably more than happy to welcome another girl.

The pair have obviously been making the most of their bond over the last few years, and Nicola showed off just how close they'd become when she wished Harper a happy birthday on Monday (10 July).

Nicola shared a series of pictures of herself and Harper to celebrate her 12th birthday, showing them enjoying bike rides and posing together in the mirror for selfies.

It's a sweet series of images, but it's the first one that caught most people's attention as it shows Harper and Nicola showing off matching butterfly tattoos.

Nicola chose to display hers on her lower back, while Harper opted to have it placed on the side of her ribcage.

Now, keeping in mind that Harper is only 12 years old, common sense tells us that the tattoo isn't real. Instead, it's much more likely to be a temporary tattoo, one which came in a set - which is why Nicola has an identical one.

Nicola and Harper got matching butterfly tattoos.

Alongside the images, Nicola wrote: "Happy birthday to my baby sis Harper 7. you are the most amazing girl I am so lucky to have you in my life. I love you more than you even know! (Can we always match forever??)."

The sisters-in-law clearly look to have had a fun fake-inking session, but after Nicola shared the images on Instagram a lot of viewers began to share critical comments, convinced Harper's tattoo is a real one.

“A 12 yr old getting a tattoo. You’re a beautiful girl happy birthday but the tattoo is a no for me,” one person wrote.

Another commented: "I fully believed that Harper had a tattoo at the age of 12 after laying eyes on this. This shouldn't be on the internet."

Nicola is Harper's sister-in-law.

Comments on the post have now been turned off, and hopefully they won't have brought down the fun of Harper's birthday, which was also celebrated by her other family members.

Her mum Victoria shared her own post dedicated to the 12-year-old, writing: “Happy Birthday Harper Seven. The sweetest, kindest soul."

Victoria continued: "Your love and energy is a blessing to everyone lucky enough to know and love you. You are our everything. We love you so much."

Harper is Victoria and David's youngest child, following Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 20, and Cruz, 18.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/nicolaannepeltzbeckham

Topics: Victoria Beckham, Nicola Peltz, Brooklyn Beckham, Celebrity, Beauty