Most of the world is obsessed with Angelina Jolie's every move -- so it should come as no surprise that her own children are amazed by her. The Maleficent actress has 13 elaborate tattoos that have received as much attention in the press over the years as the star. It turns out Angie's 6 children are obsessed with her tattoos and one of her kids is already considering getting his own body ink!
Angelina, 39, apparently has no problem explaining the meaning of her tats to her kids -- Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 5. Rumor has it they constantly ask her questions about them, and she's more than happy to explain their meanings.
Lucky for her, she made wise choices when she got her tattoos. Her thoughtful ink includes the birth coordinates for all of her children, who were born in various countries around the globe, and phrases like "know your rights," the Tennessee Williams' quote "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages," and an impressive Bengal tiger on her lower back, which she got to celebrate her Cambodian citizenship (she adopted her eldest son from Cambodia).
Because her tat work is so beautiful and meaningful -- and perhaps also because Angelina is open to discussing them -- Pax reportedly wants to get his own tattoo! Of course, Angie and Brad Pitt aren't going to let that happen until he's much older, but can you blame him? His mom has taught him that tattoos can be as beautiful as jewelry. They can tell a little story about your life, beliefs, and your family's history.
As a mom whose toddler daughter loves to ask questions about the super-silly sun tattoo on my foot, I understand why kids might be obsessed with tattoos. And, boy, do I wish I could turn back time and get something more meaningful. Smart move, Angelina!
Are your kids interested in your tattoos? Do you talk about them with your children?
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