The couple are parents to six children, six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, Shiloh, eight, Zahara, nine, Pax, 11 and Maddox, 13.
Jolie, 39, is thought to have about 17 different designs, including an inscription on her arm which she got just last year, inked all over her body. The star told Radio Times magazine that she did not want her offspring to follow their parents into the movie business.
“They’re already asking me about tattoos. How do I say ‘no’?,” she said.
The Maleficent actress said that she had told Maddox he could not have a tattoo, but when nine-year-old daughter Zahara talked about getting them it caused Pitt much anxiety.
“It’s especially hard for dads and girls,” she said. “For some reason men get a little more sensitive when the daughter gets a tattoo. And Brad thinks the girls can do no wrong.”
Jolie — whose tattoos include a large tiger on her lower back — told the magazine that if her children want to act they’ll have to find a ‘real job’ at the same time.
“But I’m hoping that when they see all the other things in the world, they’ll be inspired to be writers, politicians, activists. They’re very individual people,” she said.
Jolie has just finished filming By The Sea, with her husband, who she directs in the movie. The movie is the first that the couple have acted in together since Mr And Mrs Smith in 2005