Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s brood is growing up fast (12-year-old Maddox even has a girlfriend who lives in England!), and as the kids have grown older, they have reportedly taken a serious interest in their mother’s extensive collection of tattoos, so much so that Pax, 10, already plans on going under the needle himself! Shiloh is especially fascinated by Angelina’s tattoos, according to recent reports, and although the tomboy, who starred alongside her mother in Maleficent this year, is only eight years old, we wouldn’t be surprised if she took a cue from Angelina and opted for a family-inspired tattoo as soon as she’s allowed!
According to a source close to the family, Maddox, Pax, Knox, Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne are “obsessed” with Angelina Jolie’s tattoos, and why not? One of Angelina’s more prominent tats is the ink located on the upper part of her left arm, which features the coordinates of each of her six kids’ birthplaces, including Cambodia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, France and Namibia. Some of Angelina’s other tattoos include a Buddhist incantation inked in the native Cambodian language and a large Bengal tiger meant to celebrate the actress’ Cambodian citizenship. After seeing how Angelina has immortalized in permanent ink some of the most important times in her life, we don’t blame her kids for wanting to follow in their mother’s footsteps and get their own tattoos!
For her part, Angelina Jolie is happy to explain the inspiration behind her many tattoos to her children, but at the same time, she is sure to caution them against jumping the gun and getting a tattoo they’ll regret in the future. Angelina herself is a well-versed in tattoo regrets, and has spent a significant amount of time in the tattoo removal clinic, erasing a number of unfortunate tats she got during her Billy Bob Thorton days. Among the tattoos Angelina Jolie has had covered up are the “Billy Bob” dragon tattoo she had inked on her arm, another small dragon tat she had inked on her hip during a drunken night in Amsterdam, and the Chinese symbol meaning “death,” which was inked on the 39-year-old’s left shoulder blade.
Do you think the Jolie-Pitt kids will get inked when they are old enough? If so, what tattoos will they choose?