She's been everything from a princess to a doctor. Now in her latest makeover Barbie has gotten inked, everywhere!
The tokidoki Barbie, designed by the "Los Angeles-based fashion brand", went from blonde flowing locks to a pink bob. She's sporting a tiger tattoo on her neck as well as flowers and other tats on her chest and shoulders. Very visible with her cross bones stitched on an off-the-shoulder sweater.
And this ink is permanent, unlike the 2009 controversial "Totally Stylin' Tattoos" Barbie that came with stickers for children to place on the doll.
The rebel Barbie is raising some parental eyebrows saying she sets a bad example for children.
"If I give it to my daughter she will think tattoos are okay. She may want to go get some," Virginia resident Bill Smith told ABC 13 News.
"It's teaching kids to want tattoos before they are old enough to dress like that," Virginia resident Kevin Buckner also told the station.
However some parents prefer Barbie's new look.
"I much prefer tattoos to unrealistic proportions and the message that the most important thing is to be pretty and get a boy. Good for you Mattel for making a doll a little more like the rest of us. I consider it a tiny step in the right direction," stated a comment featured on Babble blog, 'Strollerderby.'
Mattel says the doll is the perfect example of a limited edition doll. She costs $50 and her description reads:
"tokidoki Barbie doll is always ready for cutting-edge fashion! She pops on a pink miniskirt, logo leggings and black top with signature skull heart and bones, carries a large bag from the brand, then adds bracelets, a belt, and sky-high sparkly silvery shoes! This funky fashionista features trendy tattoos and a pink bob. With cactus friend, Bastardino, by her side, she's ready for fun in fashion-forward form!"
What do you think about the tatted up Barbie? Would you buy it for your kids?
Viewers serve up their thoughts on Facebook:
Jamie writes: No, but only because it's listed on this site for $50. I'd never spend that much on a Barbie. Why would it be normal to buy your child a barbie wearing all pink and looking like she was puked up by a sorority house, or a pregnant barbie, or... a barbie in a skimpy bikini, but not one with tattoos? This doll is fully clothed and stylish. I see nothing wrong except for the price. I'd buy it for my daughter if it were cheaper.
Rick's Loft writes: I'd buy it to support a charity called,"Stop Tattooing your kid foundation" :)
Chelsea writes: i'd buy it for me :) but for kids? i'd be more concerned about the sidekick named "bastardino" than the tats. little girls probably don't need to be saying "bastardino"
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