Behold, Tokidoki Barbie, who has fetching pink hair, cool silver sunglasses… and tattoos across her shouder and neck. Is this the first tattooed Barbie Doll?
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47 Responses to “Is This The First Tattoo Barbie?”
this is actually not the first prototype of a Barbie with tattoos- though she is much cooler than the first one. i think it was 2 Christmases ago that Totally Stylin’ Tattoo Barbie (http://www.amazon.com/Mattel-N4758-Totally-Stylin-Tattoos/dp/B001NXO1YE) was released, causing an uproar from parents, deeming this an unfit and inappropriate toy for children within the demographic age for Barbie. it was promptly pulled from all shelves, Toys R’ Us, WalMart, Target, and almost all online retailers. as seen above, you can still find them some places. i think it was an irrational move to have Totally Stylin’ Tattooed Barbie pulled- she didn’t even HAVE tattoos! she came with ‘decals’ for her clothing, skin, hair, and a set of decals for the kid, as well. this was parents showing their closed-mindedness and unwillingness to accept societal changes within our generations. i can’t WAIT to see the general public’s reaction to a pink-haired, neck-tattooed, sleeved, heart & crossbones leopard-wearing Barbie!! this should be interesting.. i wonder how long until THIS edition gets pulled? i want to buy one for myself she looks like me when i wear my favorite pink/lavendar wig, haha.
This is silly. It’s too stereotypical of what people think girls/women with tattoos would dress like. Come on? An Ed Hardy-ish purse with of course, skulls all over it? Pink hair. Leopard print tights…..THERE ARE GIRLS WITH TATTOOS that are MUCH more stylish than this Barbie. TOOOO TRENDY. And not in a good way. UGHHH. Might as well call her Hot Topic Barbie.
As a tattooed girl, I find this really stereotypical. It’s cool that there trying to show that tattoos are more openly excepted, but did they have to release it in correlation with tokidoki? Regular girls next door have tattoos too! I constantly get asked if I’m a Suicide Girl or if I’m vegan JUST because I have tattoos. I don’t feel like this is going to help little girls grow up with open minds.
I think we are being to quick on the draw. Those of you who are saying “hot topic” “trashy” “jersey shore”, chill. It is a doll. A small collectors item. Don’t be so judgemental. She is Barbie. She is supposed to be overly trendy. At least she doesn’t have the long blonde/brown/black locks we have grown accustomed to. This is an interesting product. I agree that it may not help the parents become more open-minded (pink hair, tats, mini skirt, etc.), but you must admit that this is awesome. If you think of Barbie as a person, this is her coming out of her norm. Its amazing! I used to have the long blonde hair, and i sliced it into a pixie cut! This is great in that sense! I wouldnt put it on a toy shelf. It could/will be rejected by parents and kids. This is a small stereotype of “tattoos” that people need to come out of. Just because you enjoy redecorating permanantly doesnt mean we all look like scene girls. I see people all the time who don’t look like this and they sport some of the most beautiful art on thier bodies. But in the sense that this is different from the usual Barbie makes it awesome. Well done.
To those complaining about this barbie being “stereotypical” of what people think a tattooed girl would dress like… do you even know what tokidoki is? You’re completely missing the point. The name is “Tokidoki Barbie,” not “Tattooed Barbie.” This is associated with a specific art style, aka tokidoki, which has a combination of skulls, hearts and the style shown here. It’s meant to be fun. Lighten up. lol.
“Everyday brings another opportunity to dream.”(Simone Legno) . He really has mastered the thought of dreams and made them a reality… for me Its a huge privilage to be working with the cosmetics. e un grande privileggio ilpetpotr lavorare con e ivostri cosmetici…, his palletes, key chains, bags, toys and cloths are only a few of my inspirations… I’m actually so anxious to get the angel and devil tattooed on my sleve and NOW seeing this stunning barbie just makes me so much more excited!!!….<3
Has anyone in the Barbie universe died? Sounds morbid, I know, but it seems as though having a tattoo for a missed loved one, might bring down some of the stigmas of tattoos…or maybe using a life affirming statement related to the barbie mythology? Is there a Barbie family history?
EXACTLY what Shelby said. Everything from the cut and color of her hair down to her shoes SCREAMS Tokidoki style. Maybe before pulling out your pickets and raising a stink, you should do a little background research on the brand…. I expect more from Nylon readers!
There is also a Harley Davidson Barbie that has tattoos. I think this doll is wonderful. I had not ever heard of Tokidoki before seeing a sneak peek of this doll earlier this year. She represents a very specific style & is aimed at adult collectors, NOT children. I know that several doll shops will be carrying her & I think that Barbie Collector.com is going to carry her. She is a bit pricey for a vinyl doll, BUT I am guessing that part of the cost has to do with licensing fees.
tokidoki is pretty fucking awesome. I don’t care about the ”trendy” stereotypical look, because to be honest THAT’S HOW TONS OF GIRLS WITH TATTOOS LOOK but not all. That goes to say with anything/anyone. We can’t have them pushing out stuff like this for every single damn individual person and their style!!!!!
This is wierd-this sets a bad example for little girls. Little girls should play with dolls that are’nt covered in tattoos. i get that they want to make it suitable for older kids too-but this is just weird inappropriate. I’m ten and most of my friends don’t play with dolls and sometimes that’s a little embarrissing but ohwell I still I wouldn’t buy that.
You comment on how stereotypically they are dressing the doll, but you have to realize that it’s a TOKIDOKI DOLL, that is how their merchandise and their cartoon girls look, and if the parents don’t want their kids to have it then they won’t get it. Lord knows there is enough girls with tattoos out there leaving impressions anyways. Also I doubt they would be having commercials for these dolls on Nick and in a Fao Schwartz catalog.
Corrina- tokidoki Barbie isnt meant for young girls. It is meant for adult collectors.my husband and I both have tattoos. If the was meant for young girls I wouldn’t mind getting one for my little girl