Tattoo Barbie

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JuLeah - posted on 10/18/2011

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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

Elfrieda - posted on 10/18/2011

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Don't all Barbies get ballpoint pen tattoos over the years? Or were my cousins the only tattoo artists? Their Barbies also got haircuts and dyed hair and amazing sock-dresses.

Brittany - posted on 10/18/2011

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Caoilainn, 4, likes the High School Monster Dolls. I think Stripper Barbie would be where I draw the line.

Charlie - posted on 10/18/2011

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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 !

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Crystal - posted on 10/28/2011

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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

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/28/2011

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There was a pregnant Midge back in 2002 or something. Mattel ended up pulling everything to do with Midge off the market including her kid and her HUSBAND because of that.

Shame because I want one!

Christina - posted on 10/28/2011

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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

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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

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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. :)

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/25/2011

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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

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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

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Now that I look more closely I think that's a different doll than the one DD has. But whatever -- that blog post is really silly!

Sylvia - posted on 10/20/2011

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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.

Sherri - posted on 10/20/2011

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Barbie was my all time favorite favorite toy as a kid. I spent hours on hours playing with them. I can't imagine how every kid didn't love them.

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I used to get called Barbie at school, it wasn't a compliment. I had NO desire to be compared to that piece of plastic...

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/20/2011

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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.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/20/2011

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LOL Skipper has her very own set of issues, growing up in the shadow of Barbie! She needs therapy.

Becky - posted on 10/20/2011

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She still looks a heck of a lot less slutty than those Bratz dolls. I don't have a problem with her, I think the pink hair is kind of cute. The outfit is pretty 80's though! :D

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/19/2011

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I have my husband on the hunt for it for my b day in December :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/19/2011

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If my daughter didn't buy it, I would buy one for me....infact, I am gonna look it up.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/19/2011

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When I was 18, my mom was gonna move....had a yard sale and sold all my barbies without asking. I saw the people walking off with the bag, and I freaked out.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/19/2011

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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

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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?

Jodi - posted on 10/18/2011

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My daughter would LOVE that Barbie!!! She is a total Barbie fanatic at the moment, and that would be quite the prize for her!

Yes, I know, she's totally ruined for life :\

Kate CP - posted on 10/18/2011

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I dunno if I would let my daughter have that or not. But I just hate anything "Barbie". :P

Charlie - posted on 10/18/2011

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I had over 40 Barbies by the time I was twelve I sold them for a LOOOOT of money when I outgrew them !

Sherri - posted on 10/18/2011

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LOVE it!!! I have tattoos and my kids already think they are cool, actually just got another this past weekend. So obviously I have zero issues with this.

Stifler's - posted on 10/18/2011

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People collect Barbies? That's almost as hilarious as my husband and his cousin collection "Limited edition" Bundaberg rum.

Firebird - posted on 10/18/2011

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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.

Stifler's - posted on 10/18/2011

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If my daughter was into it. Tattoos, big deal. There are people with huge visible tatts in the street all the time. God forbid my kids grow up to like body art or piercing or want to be a mortician. Whatever.

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I love the idea. Comparing tattoo barbie to a drug addict or a pregnant teen skipper is a bit extreme though.

Lacye - posted on 10/18/2011

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I don't think I would buy this for my daughter. Not because the doll has tattoos but because I just don't like Barbie.

Carolee - posted on 10/18/2011

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I am not a Barbie fan, but I love this one. I want one, and I would buy one for my kids, too. She's awesome!

Jessica - posted on 10/18/2011

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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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