The Banning of Controversial Tattooed Barbie Dolls

minerva in Fashion

We showcased beautiful tattooed hand-made dolls and munny toys done by various talented artists in the previous blogs.

Now let's talk about the controversial Tattooed Barbie dolls that sprung a lot of debates and ticked off a lot of non-tattooed parents. Unfortunately, these dolls got banned and are no longer available from Mattel. Well, what do you guys think? Let's have a polite & intelligent discussion. Was it right that these tattooed dolls got banned just because they were "tattooed"? What's a tattooed parent with a little girl to feel? Share your opinions. :)

barbie with a heart tattoo
barbie with a heart tattoo

I remember this doll from childhood that comes with 20 temporary tattoos. This is one of the few controversial Barbie dolls that got banned as they might "encourage" kids to get tattoos.

Tattooed Barbie
Tattooed Barbie

And then there's the Tokidoki doll. As described by Mattel, this doll is "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!"  Unfortunately, it is no longer available.

beach barbie butterfly
beach barbie butterfly

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really having the 90s nostalgia with this Butterfly Art Barbie doll. Well, this was banned shortly after it was released. Personally though, i think she's pretty, the doll.

dragon barbie
dragon barbie

Well, what do you guys think? Do tattooed toys really influence a child or is it all up to his/her upbringing?

One thing's for sure..... Tattoos ain't a bad thing... and it certainly doesn't make you a bad person. ;)

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