President Barack Obama revealed the strategy he and First Lady Michelle Obama use to keep their daughters away from tattoos:
“What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,’” Obama said.
“Our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.”
If the Obama daughters were thinking about getting tattoos, they may want to reconsider.
President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, watch on television as First Lady Michelle Obama begins her speech at the Democratic National Convention, in the Treaty Room of the White House, Tuesday night, Sept. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Sept. 6, 2012
“While the President was waiting anxiously backstage before his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., daughters Malia and Sasha came in to wish him well.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
July 16, 2012
“The President and First Lady were attending the game between the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team and Brazil in Washington, D.C. During the first half, the jumbotron flashed couples on their ‘Kiss Cam’, where they are then induced by the crowd to kiss each other. But neither the President or First Lady saw themselves when they were flashed on the ‘Kiss Cam’, and some in the audience booed when they didn’t kiss. At halftime, as we walked to the locker room to visit the U.S. team, daughters Malia and Sasha were asking their parents why they hadn’t kissed during their ‘Kiss Cam’ moment. Both the President and First Lady said they hadn’t even realized what had happened and didn’t know why people were booing. So in the second half, when they appeared again on the ‘Kiss Cam’, the President leaned over to kiss the First Lady amidst audience cheers as Malia and the Vice President watched overhead on the jumbotron.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (C) smile as US President Barack Obama delivers his acceptance to run for a second term as president at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012 on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). (via Photo from Getty Images)
Dec. 11, 2011 “For a new family portrait, I chose a sofa in the Oval Office mostly because the State Floor was busy with tours for the Christmas holiday. Since portraiture is not my strong suit, I tried to make the setup as simple as possible.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama gets a hug from his daughter Malia as wife Michelle, left, and daughter Sasha look on in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20. (Larry Downing / Pool via Reuters via Obama’s daughter OK’s president’s oath - PhotoBlog)