May 4 2009Tattooed Barbie: You're No Daughter Of Mine!

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Mattel's new 'Totally Stylin' Barbie doll comes with a bunch of sticker tattoos you can apply all over her forehead and neck to make her look way more totally stylin'. Make her a little R2-D2 backpack and that is one fine piece of plastic ass (note to self: verify Barbie's age before using this). Plus, the doll comes with a fake tattoo gun and ink tattoos so your daughters (and sons) can apply tattoos to themselves! Shockingly, some parents aren't cool with the idea.

Barbie-maker Mattel has said the tattooed Barbie provides a way for kids to "be creative" with the doll. Some parents, naturally, see it differently, suggesting that a "Totally Pierced Barbie" or a "Divorce Barbie" could come next.

As for the tattooed Barbie, Mattel says it's selling better than expected and there are no plans to pull it from the product lineup.

Personally, I don't care, but that may just be because I don't have any daughters. No, I'm the proud father of three very handsome boys (woman always on top). Just kidding. But now that you know how they're made, ladies?

Tattooed Barbie Stirs Up Controversy [inquisitr]
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Thanks to Steven, whose daughters are only allowed to play with G.I. Joe's.

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Turning them into hos

Ha, nice tramp stamp Barbie, way to look out for the children! P.S- Angelo, quit screwing around and get back to work!


This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max was getting his cubicle moved around and then someone stole his stapler.

Tattooed Barbie maybe following the trend that girls usually want to be tattoe in some of her body.

fight meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

pull it off the shelves.

sell it, just makes the way for nazi barbie, and racist barbie

i don't see any sweet tribal tatz

New tramp stamp Barbie! Sweet! Can I rip her head off and put it on Ken's body?

Next: Goth Barbie
Then: Thong Barbie

Get with the program Mattel...


This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max want to the track and bet the gangsters money on a "Sure Thing" when the horse lost Max was in big trouble.

This Barbie and these shoes :

makes for a great stripper!

I really love how "divorce barbie" is deemed a bad thing. Why is that such a social stigma still? Shouldn't we be teaching our girls that if your really unhappy in a marriage you can leave?

14 - It's not that it's a stigma, it's just that Barbie is supposed to represent the ideal. Being divorced shouldn't be the goal...


this reminds me of my freezer downstairs. also, why i'm antisocial. why big toy companies think kids should emulate all the plastic party ho's by playing with a slightly smaller plastic party ho is beyond me, unless they're trying to brainwash yet another generation of little girls to become total sluts when they grow up. dang, look at me, all seriously offended and shit.

LOL I'm with Daisy, this has to be a fake. There is no way Mattel would put out a legit Tramp Stamp Barbie doll

Bring on Goth and Punk Barbie!

This would go great with Alabama Man.


I see little kids with fake tattoos all the time and they actually put them on themselves, not a doll. No one really seems to get offended with them.

@21 - i do.

Ummmm..... I HAVE a tatooed barbie from like, 1999 or 2000. There were two or three, they had little crocheted bikinis, butterfly tattoos, and some temporary tattoos "for you."

No one cared then, why care now?

I'm so sick of hearing people say this is tarnishing Barbie's image. Or that it paves the way for "hooker barbie" or "juvenille delinquent" barbie. All those people are really saying is that women with tattoos irl=hookers and divorcees and horrible people who shouldn't exist. How does having a tattoo make Barbie any different as a character? It doesn't. Also, I'm with #24, I have Barbie from the 90s that had tattoos and piercings. How is this any worse than giving Whorez dolls to your 8 year old? Having a Barbie that has a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder is suddenly worse than a preteen doll who wears 8 lbs of make-up and 4 square inches of cloth? Sorry, I don't buy it.

I've seen the commercial for this on Saturday morning cartoons. You know tattoos are getting way to mainstream if Barbie's hawking them.

Hey guys- this isn't a fake at all, in fact it's been written on my site, if you want to click on the link, it's on the 2nd page.. I'm not gonna get all serious on a site like this, I love it too much, haha, but, I don't see anything wrong with a tattooed Barbie, lots of people from different walks of life have tattoos, not just strippers and criminals! =]

divorced barbie- comes with all kens acessories

Tattoos= cool.
Tattoos+ Barbie= epic lameness!!

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why is there anything wrong with this? when i was young, my family was all about the temporary tattoo and that doesn't seem any better or worse than this.

So is there something wrong with tattoos and piercings? I'm quite offended that someone who could talk about tattoos and piercings and then randomly conjure up divorce. Good job reinforcing negative stereotypes. Glad to know the world is going in the right direction. :/

When I was a kid my Barbies often got divorced, took the kids and moved in with their lesbian girlfriends in a nice little Manhattan apartment. I'm not even kidding. Do these manufacturers and crazy protester parents realize that stopping your kids from playing with "negative stereotype toys" is not going to stop their imaginations? Children will form their views on the world based more on how they are raised than what they play with.

Also, Tattoo Barbie is really. I've wanted to get one for my baby sister for awhile.

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