#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 10°C Tuesday 11 May 2021

Obama tells daughters: If you get tattoos, so will Michelle and I

Obama has a unique way to discourage his daughters from getting tattoos.


YouTube: ScopeFeeds

US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama has a unique strategy for keeping his daughters from getting tattoos: threatening to get the same design, along with his wife, and turning it into a family YouTube moment.

“What we’ve said to the girls is: ‘If you guys ever decide that you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place,” Obama explained on NBC’s “Today” show earlier.

“And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,” he said. “Our thinking is that it might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.”

Obama and his wife Michelle have two daughters: Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.

© AFP 2013

First Daughters: 11 things to know about Malia and Sasha Obama

About the author:

Hugh O'Connell

Read next: