You would think that if President Obama got a tattoo it would be in an effort to be cool, but the truth is, if he does go under the needle any time soon, his goal would actually be to make the tattoo very UNcool. The president revealed during a recent interview on Ellen that if either of his daughters decide to get a tattoo, he and Michelle will get the very same tattoo in the exact same place…and then post it all over social media for the world to see. You might want to call the president’s bluff on that tattoo promise, but now that he has made such a public pledge, we can’t really see him backing down. Maybe Malia will rebel against her parents and get a butterfly tramp stamp tattoo. Our fingers are crossed!
Tattoos are becoming more and more popular every day, and statistics show that a whopping 36% of 18- to 25-year-olds in the United States sport some kind of ink. Sasha is only 12, so she’s probably not a threat at the moment, but Malia is 15 and that’s a prime age for rebelling against her parents with a tattoo. For any tattoo artist dumb enough to tattoo the president’s kid without his permission, that is. Obama has a plan in place though, in case either of his daughters should decide to get inked: “What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you’re going to get a tattoo, then Mom 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.” Classic.
There are probably some people out there who would look down on the president and first lady for “threatening” their kids, but we think they’ve actually got a pretty solid plan in place. “I suspect it will be a pretty good deterrent for Malia and Sasha,” Obama said to Ellen about the potential for matching Obama family tattoos. “Michelle and I will be right there, and we’ll post it so that everybody will be able to see it,” he explained. “And we’ll say, ‘We all got matching tattoos!’ We will reduce the cool factor of any tattoo.” Oh, and for the record, Ellen also agreed to join in and get matching tattoos with the Obamas if the first daughters ever decide to get inked. That would certainly make for an epic tattoo session!