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JuLeah - posted on 10/18/2011
First Barbie I have actually liked ... now when they get her bust line, height and weight a bit more real world and they will have a new barbie fan ... ohh and the feet ... got to get the feet flat on the ground - put her in boots or something
Charlie - posted on 10/18/2011
I don't have daughters but I want HER !!
Anyway Barbie represents an Adult woman and as an adult she can have tattoos and why not show all aspects of style, a daughter might enjoy having a tattoo barbie that reminds her of Mum ( Sorta I would be worried if Mums boobs to body ratio was so off LOL )
And her little cactus dog is cute and I love her outfit !
Crystal - posted on 10/28/2011
No.... But only because I would get it for ME. LOL I'm 29 and have tattoos and up to about 3 months ago I had pink, Blue, Green and any other color hair I could think of. So If this doll was going to be bad for her I beat her to it. lol
Christina - posted on 10/28/2011
Take it or leave it...no effect on me either way! I have boys, I have tattoos...but I never had barbies. We always had the hand me down fake barbies where the arms, legs & head would always fall off when you brushed her hair or moved her in any way ~ lol ~ With so many young girls having babies, Im surprised they dont have a pregnate Barbie (complete with sonogram pic) and Ken on a leash!!! lol, I''d loved to see what the "up~tights" would have to say about that one!!! :)
Tammy - posted on 10/26/2011
Though I don't have nor want any tattoos on myself, I find this Barbie lovely! I would buy her for myself, not for my daughter, though! LOL I collect dolls and have painted tattoos on several of them. They after all live in an alternate reality. :)
Beverly - posted on 10/25/2011
As a mother with 12 tattoo's, I made my daughter wait till she was 18 to get one. As for this doll, I LOVE IT! I want one for me! She's beautiful and the tattoo's are respectable. We live in a different world than my parents grew up in. My mother would have killed me if I came home with tattoo's being a girl. She was of the age that only sailors had tats. Thank God we've evolved. :)
â¥âªMeganâ«â¥ - posted on 10/25/2011
It's not like my daughter doesn't see grown ups with tattoos (many of her relatives have them) or muliti coloured hair. I think parents are nuts. And as the blog stated, this doll isn't being marketed to children in the first place.
Mattel has had quite a few controversial Barbies- I've seen a few of them at the Strong National Museum of Play. Included are Oreo Barbie, Pregnant Midge (Dan Quayle was a bit nutty about her and Candice Bergen's Murphy Brown being pregnant, but Midge was married) and a Ken in purple wearing an earring. But ultimately it's up to the parents what gets bought.
I don't find this doll offensive. She's not smoking, wearing a White Power tattoo or designed giving the bird. I think some parents just need the stick pulled from their ass.
Alicia - posted on 10/24/2011
I think this Barbie is amazing! If I had a daughter, I would not buy it for her as a toy because it is a collector's item. My son loves the tattoo I have of his name, let alone the rest I have. Besides, how many boy action figures have tattoos and no one wonders about those?
Sylvia - posted on 10/20/2011
My DD got one of those a couple of years ago. I think it reminded her of her uncle (my much-tattooed little brother, who manages a data-storage vault by day and fronts a punk band by night...). The doll is just a doll with some stickers, meh, but the tattoo-applying thingy is actually pretty cool, in that it allows you to put temporary tattoos on easily without futzing around with wet facecloths etc. The tattoo applicator got lost in DD's room somewhere, and Tattoo Barbie has now become just one of the crowd of Barbies whose endless fashion shows I have been having to watch so often lately :P, but it was fun for a while.
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 10/20/2011
See, I used to have a complex about Barbie and what it might do to little girls playing with her. I used to have Barbies, and my self esteem issues do not stem from a doll. They stem from me dancing ballet for so many years in front of full length mirrors, and striving to be a professional dancer. Comparing my body, and my art to other girls my age, and trying to be the best. Seeing every imperfection daily, and stressing over my weight especially because of my height. I am extremely muscular, especially my thighs....so I always looked thicker than the other girls even though i was 118...and all muscle.
I think parents stress about the doll needlessly. We need to focus more on magazines, movies, tv and worry about THAT influence rather than a doll that they use their imagination with.
I have gotten over my Barbie complex. It is ONLY how WE as parents address it. Not how the children see the doll.
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 10/19/2011
I love this quote "Is Mattel crazy? Selling Barbie dolls with tattoos? That was almost as bad as having a pregnant Barbie or Skipper! Is someone on drugs at Mattel??? Can’t really believe this at all! Why don’t they make a suicide Barbie, complete with rope and gun"
Yup, lets compare a tattooed doll to a suicide doll. Very intelligent.
Yeah I would buy it.
Corinne - posted on 10/19/2011
Wow, cause tatoos and suicide go hand in hand? My little girl would love this doll, she keeps looking at the sketches I've done for my tat and flicking through my tatoo mags. Why do people get so hung up on stuff like this?
Firebird - posted on 10/18/2011
Coolest Barbie ever! Nevermind if my daughter wants it, I'd buy this one for me! lol My daughter loves stick on tattoos, and most kids I know have had them too. What's the big deal? Beside's this is a "collector's" edition Barbie. It isn't technically aimed at kids anyway.
Jessica - posted on 10/18/2011
If Peyton wanted this barbie, I would totally get it for her. Its really not that different then her seeing any of my many many tattoos. Realistically I am going to have much more influence on daughter in the tat department then Barbie ever will.
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