President Obama got a tattoo this week. His tattoo is a picture of his own face.
He and his wife Michelle told their two daughters that if they opt for a tattoo they will always get one.
“What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you’re going to get a tattoo, then mummy 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,’” President Obama told NBC.
“And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.”
But the girls, who are as independent, and strong-willed as their parents, both told their parents that they are definitely going to get tattoos.
SO… President Obama had the White House Tattoo Artist (yes, there is one on staff) put a tattoo on his arm, chest, and stomach. The three tattoos are all of Obama’s face.
Here’s the one on his arm:
The President actually enjoyed getting the tattoos and was very happy with the his selections. “Who else would I put on my body. I think having a picture of myself on my body, in three places, makes a lot of sense,” The President reportedly said.
Here’s his back tattoo:
President Obama is recommending that all Americans get tattoos (and tattoos of himself) on their bodies.
“I think it sends a good message to the children, if their parents tattoo the President of the United States on their body. It’s very patriotic.”
President Obama is the first American President to get a tattoo.