Obama promises to get same tattoo if daughter does

President Obama has revealed both he and his wife Michelle are prepared to get tattoos and show them on YouTube - but only to discourage their daughters from getting inked.

In a wide-ranging interview on NBC, he was asked if his girls think something is "uncool if he likes it."

He said: "Michelle I and have used this strategy when it comes to things like tattoos. What we have said to the girls is 'If you guys ever decide you are going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we will go on YouTube and show it off'."

He added: "Our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that is a good way to rebel."