Tattoo-clad women prove you can rock the ink and still be an amazing mom

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While body ink used to be stigmatized for being exclusively sported by bikers, musicians, prisoners, or "troubled teens," tattoos have become quite mainstream these days. Honors students, politicians, teachers, and even religious affiliates are rocking the ink.

Moms are no exception. While mothers with tattoos may still get a bad rep from those unwilling to let go of ancient stigmas, others fight for a mom's right to do whatever she wants with her body. There is absolutely no mutual exclusivity between tattoos and good parenting.

Moms have taken to Instagram to prove (not that they need to!) that you can cover your body in tattoos and still be the best mother in the world. At the end of the day, tattoos only grace the surface of a human being. They don't define anyone.

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If anything, these inspirational moms should be praised for rocking the ink. They commit their bodies to beautiful art that illuminates their passions and interests. They show the world what's important to them and what they stand for, thus passing the amazing quality onto their children.

These children will grow up to embrace the beauty around them, be as open-minded and accepting as possible, and ooze creativity.

These amazing tattoos will inspire you to get one too:
23 Tattoo Photos That Will Inspire You to Get a Tattoo

Related: Check out some of Hollywood's leading tatted ladies:
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Tattoo-clad women prove you can rock the ink and still be an amazing mom

Megan Fox

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Angelina Jolie

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Actress Angelina Jolie attends 'The Tree Of Life' premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Katy Perry

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Scarlett Johansson

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Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Opening Night of LA Shorts Fest '09 held at Laemmle's Sunset 5 on July 23, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for LA Shorts Fest)

Shenae Grimes

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Eva Longoria

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Kat Von D

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Heidi Klum

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Evan Rachel Wood

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Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera arrives at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Christina Ricci

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Miley Cyrus

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Helen Mirren

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Pamela Anderson

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Cher Lloyd

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Lady Gaga

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Rita Ora

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Lena Dunham

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Rumer Willis

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Ruby Rose

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Cara Delevingne

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

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