ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

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.

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