Tattoo Barbie Controversy!
According to Yahoo, on the day Gaddafi was killed, the tokidoki tattoo Barbie (previously blogged) was trending higher. I thought, well, maybe it’s because Barbie’s face is nicer to look at than the Gaddafi snuff photo the press deemed necessary to circulate. But no: Barbie is trending because American moms think that tattoos are the real enemy.
Click through for a look at her backpiece and some snarky things I couldn’t stop myself from saying.
Luckily, not everyone has lost their minds, and thanks to a couple of Flickr users, we get to see some more of the skin within. As a reminder, the tokidoki Barbie was marketed and sold to adult collectors. It’s not like it was available at the suburban ToysRus. And according to BarbieCollector.com, it’s no longer available at all: because all 7,400 units are SOLD OUT.
I have two final observations to make about this story before I lay it to rest:
- Thanks to that prevalent neck tattoo, I don’t think Barbie is going to be filling out job applications anytime soon. Next stop: #OccupyWallStreet!
- tokidoki tattoo Barbie totally needs a Rick Genest Ken.
Its 2012 85% of moms have tattoos and a lot of visible ones at that! Let’er be sold world wide I want her. For myself and my 5 yr old would love haven a barbie that has tattoos like mommy.