It comes as no surprise that President Barack Obama commented on his clever plan to dissuade his daughters from getting tattoos as a means of rebellion; the man has proven to be “modern” and in touch with pop culture from music to sports and all things in between. Recently, our Commander in Chief was interviewed by NBC’s “Today” where he explained certain pre-emptive measures he and the first lady, Michelle Obama, are taking in order to have his two daughters reconsider any future ink decisions.
The Presidential Couple hatched out a master plan centered around the threat of national embarrassment. “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” he said, with a sheepish grin on his face. As they say, fight fire with fire, or in this case, ink.
Obama’s point is obvious; everything the President and his family does is looked at through a microscope and nothing flies under the radar. If you recall, the daughters of George W. Bush were cited as minors in possession of alcohol on several occasions which only brought negative publicity to an already troubled presidential campaign. Ultimately, when Sasha and Malia Obama turn 18, it will be their decision and their consequences to deal with, but we will all surely know about it.
Will the Obama daughters test their father and get inked up when they are of age? Perhaps they’ll one-up the President and get something totally ludacris permanently engraved on their skin for their parents to replicate. Or will Barack Obama’s intimidation tactics be successful and make the girls reconsider?
From MaciekV7's blog