Obama: If Girls Get Tattoos, Michelle and I Will, Too
'We'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo'
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2013 11:20 AM CDT
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(Newser) – NBC's Today show conducted an extensive interview with President Obama last week, covering issues such as gun control, North Korea, and immigration reform. But in between those little softballs, the president finally addressed the pressing question really facing this country: How will he and Michelle stop daughters Malia and Sasha from getting tattoos? Relax, America—Obama has a plan, per a segment released today:

"What we’ve said to the girls is, 'If you guys ever decided 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. "And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that's a good way to rebel."

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Apr 25, 2013 12:26 PM CDT
Ever watch any of those "people of Wal Mart" videos on Youtube? Most of those folks have tattoos, and believe me, it only makes a bad situation worse.
Apr 25, 2013 9:22 AM CDT
Funny I bonded with my father this way. I went Tattoo nuts at 18-19....had 6 in less then 6 months. Once mom and dad got over initial shock........he went out and got three religiously directed tattoos with more color then a gay float during the pride parade. They are beautiful! It was the tattoo that bonded us. We also have a family Tattoo. All the girls have a rose on our left wrist. They are done with only one line.....a design my little sista came up with. I hope that one of the girls DOES get a Tattoo. I can not wait for the lame stream Corporate world to stop freaking out over Tattooing and Piercings. I have more wholes in my face.....Than I do in my whole body. I also go to work full time.........to a job which does not discriminate OR require me to bandaid, cover or take out any of them....same with the Tattoo's. I dont even have to cover my Gemini Twins that are naked and lovely on the back of my left arm. I have more compliments on that then any other on my body(all 14 of them). I find it annoying you say this in hopes to ward them off of getting a tattoo to begin with. So if the girls decide to get something totally offensive say on their neck, you two will comply? You do realize your public will keep you honest on this , and not let you live it down if you do not comply. Even if it is just offensive as all get out.
Apr 25, 2013 7:14 AM CDT
Tattoos are ugly on anyone of any age. Just look at female celebs who dress up in gowns worth thousands of dollars & all you can see are the tattoos. The only thing worse is if the Obama girls became Republicans.