Two background images on the same HTML element

I have an anchor tag that repeats a gradient as its background image.I now want to add another background image of a small icon to the left of this anchor tag. How do you display two background images using the same HTML element?

You’ll have to show us some code or a realistic sketch. Upon rereading your post, I’m not clear about the request. Thanks.

You can put the background image on hte :before pseudo class

a:before{background image here}

Yes, you can either do as Ryan suggests (using a pseudo element) or you can avail yourself of the CSS3 multiple backgrounds feature for modern browsers.