12:04 pm October 20, 2011, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
Barbie has a new look and it involves tattoos around her chest and shoulders.
“The tokidoki Barbie, designed by the “Los Angeles-based fashion brand”, boasts a pink bob, tattooed skin, and cross bones stitched on an off-the-shoulder sweater.”
“The tattoos are permanently inked on the doll, unlike the 2009 controversial “Totally Stylin’ Tattoos” Barbie that came with stickers for children to place on the toy.”
So parents are upset about Barbie sporting tattoos but Mattel says the doll is marketed to adults.
“Barbie has sported an endless array of styles. Many of Barbie’s most pop-culture couture outfits have been designed for the adult doll collector. The Tokidoki Barbie is a perfect example of a limited-edition doll sold through select retail locations,” the company said in a statement.”
So what do you think: Is Barbie setting a bad example for little girls or is this doll really meant for the mommies? Would you buy your little girl a tattoo Barbie?
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