Barack Obama's YouTube Tattoo Pledge To Prevent Sasha And Malia Inking

Obama Promises To Match Daughter's Tattoo

US President Barack Obama has dreamed up a novel way to dissuade his daughters from getting tattoos, saying that if they did, he and their mum Michelle would get the same inking in exactly the same place, then pose on YouTube to show them off to the world.

Speaking on NBC's Today show, Mr Obama said he hoped his teenage daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, would think twice about getting tattoos, saying: "Our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.”

However Slate magazine imagined a different scenario.. mocking up the following picture under the headline: "There's Only One Way This Obama Tattoo Ploy Can End".

The Daily Show also imagined a scenario in which Obama's promise may backfire on the President.

In the same interview, Obama also defended his wife Michelle after she slipped up, describing herself as a "single mum" on a radio show.

He told the Today show: "There’s no doubt that there’ve been times where Michelle probably felt like a single mum.

"I know that before we got here, when I was running for the US senate, when I was running for president, there were times when I wouldn't see her for a week, and she was still working and having to look after the girls.

"She definitely, I think, understands the burdens that women in particular tend to feel if they're both responsible for child rearing and they're responsible for working at the same time," he explained.

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