Obama on Tattoos: If the Girls Get One, I Get One

He told the Today show about his threat to Sasha and Malia: a "family tattoo" displayed on YouTube.

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Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama (AFP/Getty Images)

We got a chuckle out of this Today show example of President Obama's exercise of leadership and negotiation skills in a (very) domestic context. "Domestic" as in his own home, dealing with everyday parenting issues with his young daughters.

Note to Sasha and Malia: Get the ink. We would die to see this clip. (The interview is just one light moment from a wide-ranging interview, conducted hours before the Boston Marathon bombings, in which President Obama answered questions about gun control, North Korea, immigration reform, abortion and various other topics.)

To dissuade Sasha and Malia from rebelling, he's threatened them with going tat for tat. "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."

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