As a kid I was always painfully aware of how "uncool" my parents seemed. I frequently made a complete cliche out of myself by saying things along the lines of "Ugh! You just wouldn't understand!" with more than enough teenage angst to fuel an entire CW series.
In my wizened old age, I now know that my parents are two of the coolest cats around. Still, neither of them, even in their young and wild days, were cool enough to sit under a tattoo gun and get art permanently etched into their skin.
But what happens if everyone else in the world thinks your parents are the epitome of cool? These celebrity moms have been trendsetters in the entertainment industry for years, and just because they're parents now doesn't mean they're any less badass. Here are 17 awesome celebrity moms who were cool enough to get inked!
1. Angelina Jolie
Mother to...Maddox , Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
2. Julia Roberts
Mother to...Hazel, Henry, and Phinnaeus Moder
3. Megan Fox
Mother to...Noah and Bodhi Green
4. Zoe Saldana
Mother to...Bowie and Cy Perego-Saldana
5. Scarlett Johansson
Mother to...Rose Dorothy Dauriac
6. Jessica Alba
Mother to...Honor and Haven Warren
7. Reese Witherspoon
Mother to...Ava Phillippe, Deacon Phillippe, and Tennessee Toth
8. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Mother to...Charlotte and Rocky Prinze
9. Drew Barrymore
Mother to...Frankie and Olive Barrymore Kopelman
10. Charlize Theron
Mother to...Jackson Theron
11. Christina Ricci
Mother to...a little boy whose name is still unknown!
12. Beyoncé Knowles
Mother to...Blue Ivy Carter
13. Malin Akerman
Mother to...Sebastian Zincone
14. Kyra Sedgwick
Mother to...Sosie Bacon and Travis Bacon
15. Melanie Griffith
Mother to...Dakota Johnson, Stella Banderas, and Alexander Bauer
Note: Melanie Griffith has recently had her tattoo of her ex-husband Antonio Banderas' name removed following their split last year after nearly 20 years together. Still, this iconic display of a long-lasting Hollywood romance deserves recognition.
16. Sienna Miller
Mother to...Marlowe Sturridge
17. Hilary Duff
Mother to...Luca Comrie
It just goes to show, having kids doesn't mean you're suddenly uncool. If anything, having these tattoos might be a great reminder to the moms and their kids of just how awesome they are. At the very least it proves that these ladies can handle some pain. Tatted or not, all moms are awesome and super cool, even if we forget it from time to time.