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October 19th, 2011
04:46 PM ET

Tattooed Barbie – crazy or cool?

CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to mommie blogger Catherine Connors about a new Barbie doll that sports tattoos.  Should parents be worried?


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  1. A.C. Knotts

    I think it's fantastic that there is a new tattoo barbie. Tattoos are not as taboo as they used to be; in my city there are more people with tattoos than without. It is another way for people to express themselves and can be very beautiful and thought-provoking. Tattoo Barbie shows young girls that it is cool to be different and express yourself. Thumbs up

    October 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
  2. bunny

    Yay, Catherine! Main point, it is not marketed to children. It is marketed to people like me: tokidoki obsessed adults (I am 27), who possibly Don their own TD tatts (I do), and who used to play with barbies. It is the perfect mix of obsession and nostalgia and I love her! But even so, I see nothing wrong with this in a child's hands. They're are PLENTY of parents out there who have tattoos. Why shouldn't a tatted up mama want to give her child a Barbie that looks like mommy? I read that something like 90% of my generation has or will have tattoos. TD Barbie is relevant and a step toward tolerance! Your children are your children, you decide what's acceptable for them ultimately. I see no reason to criticize this product. 🙂

    October 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  3. sarah

    the argument that a tatoo is not age appropriate for barbie is rediculous. Have the mothers complaining seen the almost non existant outfits barbie has been wearing. the skirts are shorter, there are midriff tops, low cut shirts... the image these dolls are creating are far from positive. The fact that parents would be so against a doll with tatoos shows how our society is ok with inappropriate clothing because it is widely accepted. if more people had tatoos would that make this tokidoki barbie more kid friendly?

    October 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  4. Tabby

    Has anyone not made a complaint about the Hard Rock Cafe Barbie's? They have fishnets and tattoos. Barbie isn't exactly a good role model for children either. Why complain now? She practically promotes anorexia...

    October 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
  5. DNetta

    If u don't want it don't buy it! DUH! Oh and make sure u tell ur daughter that she must make everyone she meets to strip down naked to make sure they don't have any tattoos before she judges or as u would call it speaks to anyone!enjoy ur bubble!

    October 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  6. Diana Mawhinney

    Wow, Parents need to get over t. Only WE as parents choose what to buy for our children, If you dont like it then do not buy it. Nowadays, just flipping through channels on TV, you come across quite a few tattoos so this has become a pretty NON-taboo subject. Children buy and wear fake tattoos, How is that Ok and yet a tattooed barbie doll is not? If your scared of your children growing up and getting tattoes because of a barbie doll, then you have other things to worry about for your child, Kids grow up and start making their OWN decisions, they can't get tattoes until their 18 anyways and when they finally are of age, should you really be making the decision of what that child does as a young Adult ? Not to mention, On my visit to japan 4 years ago I came across MANY decorated toys which they called "DESIGNER TOYS" and some of which came at a pretty hefty price. Only in north america would this become such a huge issue, where as in other countries this has been done for years and has become a pretty big trend in other parts of the world. Also This toki doki doll will be available in TokiDoki stores & ONLINE, so most barbie aged children will not have any means to see this doll unless it is SHOWN to them. Parents really dissappoint me, How are our children going to grow up and make life decisions when we parents try to "shield" them from so little as a drawn up doll, with a design all over? I see NO problem with this doll whatsoever, Its a pretty nice piece of work and is VERY original and a nice refresh of the barbie, WAKE UP PEOPLE, shes modern and urban and edgy, walking down the street you can see 5 girls that fit that description , per hour. I would gladly purchase this doll, as a work of art, which is what it should be seen as.

    October 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  7. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx.

    Only a bad parent would purchase their child an unholy doll like this America is loosing it's family values to the point of teaching its children that morals dont matter .

    October 20, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  8. anna

    How dare you say this is unholy?! What gives you the right to judge sir? Are you saying people with tattoos are also unholy? I'd love to here your view on that. Like Bunny says, this is not marketed for children, its a limited edition Tokidoki barbie which is great. It's a collectors, who the hell would buy their six year old a collectors item that costs a lot to play with?! By the way, Barbie lost her sense of values years ago.

    October 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  9. Scott Price

    obviously targeted for low lifes.

    October 20, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  10. Mid

    @Michael Armstrong – Bad parent equals bad grammar.

    October 21, 2011 at 12:57 am |
  11. Brown

    what wil be next????
    feminazis Barbies??????

    October 21, 2011 at 8:19 am |
  12. Mom of Three

    Not cool if it's flash. If it's custom? Totally cool!

    October 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  13. Krissy

    THE HORROR SHE HAS A TATTOO get over it. At least she's fully clothed...normally she's in some skin tight mini dress and heels....yeah, that's totally child appropriate.

    October 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  14. Tamera Brackens

    im a teenager myself and i think the barbie is pretty cool, i think it might give little girls ideas that tattoos in general are awesome or cool and they are but getting a permanent tatto is not one of my chooses in life to be honest. The barbie doll is great but well it influnce little bitty girls to get reblious. because the style in my opinion comes off that way

    October 26, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  15. Anna

    i think that the tokidoki barbie is great!!! they are not designed for little kids, they are designed for teens like me and tokidoki fans. i love the barbie. i think that it should not be bought for little kids but seeing it wont do any harm. they will know the dangers of having permanent tattoos but like the person in the vidio said, it is toatally cool and normal for them to have stickons!!! if a kid gets a tattooed barbie then someone could tell them they are just stick on tattoos LOL!!!! anyway i LOVE the new barbie!!!!

    November 25, 2011 at 6:32 am |
  16. Emmanuel L

    I think they're cool however I would consider the tokidoki barbie more of a collectors item than a toy for a little girl.

    January 15, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
  17. personal training Long Island

    People need to relax! I do not think owning a Barbie with tattoos as a child will have any correlation to that same child one day getting a tattoo. Good parenting is what matters!

    January 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm |

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