Yesterday was October 3, which means most of us spent our days either being inundated with Mean Girls jokes or making them ourselves. Never one to pass up on an internet trend, Chrissy Teigen got a new tattoo of family birthdays and posted the photo to Instagram with a caption declaring herself a “cool mom.” (Get it? Like Amy Poehler in Mean Girls?) We have to say, the end result looks fantastic — and there’s a very sweet meaning behind the design she chose.
Teigen’s Instagram post takes us through the whole journey. First, we see her sitting (and frowning) as famed Hollywood tattoo artist Winter Stone works on her arm. Next, we see a close-up of Stone at work, the design still covered. Finally, the tattoo itself: a string of 15 numbers written in thin, delicate strokes down the center of her forearm.
It didn’t take long for her fans to crack the code: “Family birth dates – Dad, Mom, John, Luna, and Miles,” someone wrote within the hour. Husband John Legend (who has the third birthday on her arm, after her parents and before her kids) also had something to say about it: “The ultimate mnemonic device!” he joked in the comments. LOL.
This isn’t Teigen’s first tattoo. Back in April, she and Legend got matching tattoos, also from Stone and also honoring their family. Hers reads “John, Luna, Miles,” and his reads “Chrissy, Luna, Miles.” Teigen posted to Instagram too at the time: “Hey guys please don’t talk to us unless u have tattoos we are a cool tattoo family now,” she joked.
In all seriousness, we love the Teigen-Legend family ink — and we’d really love to see Miles and Luna’s reactions to mom’s new addition.