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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have a plan to combat the possible rebellion that may come from their two daughters, especially where tattoos are concerned.
The Obamas are parents to two daughters, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11. However the president is already thinking about ways to dissuade his girls from getting unnecessary body art.
"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,'" Obama told told "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie recently. "And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that's a good way to rebel."
The Obamas have spoken about raising their children in the past, with Mrs. Obama even revealing that she gives her daughters some freedom while monitoring their phone usage.
"I give my daughter at this age, I give her a long rope," Mrs. Obama said of daughter Malia in a "Nightline" interview last year. "And there is monitoring because we have rules but monitoring may be you never know when I'm going to walk into your room and I'm going to ask you 'who are you talking to and are you talking about school work?'"
The President chimed in, joking about his daughters giving him incentive to return to the White House.
"And they're not very good at lying. We joke sometimes about how Malia's getting to the age now and boys start calling," Obama said in the "Nightline" interview. "I always talk about how one of the main incentives for running was continuing Secret Service protection so that there are men with guns around at all times."
However, Mrs. Obama said that both she and the President are attempting to give their children a normal life.
"Our goal is to try to make sure their lives here are as normal as they can be," she said.