The times they are a changin’ and these days even Barbie is hip with her own tattoos…of course that is if you consider pink butterflies hip…yes that ageless chick with the eternallyhour glass figure now comes complete with tattoos. The new “Totally Stylin Tattoos Barbie” now comes with tattoo stickers to be placed where ever on her body. The package also comes with a tattoo gun so kids can stamp tattoos on themselves as well, which of course wash off in the bath.
The really amusing part is how freaked out some American parents are getting over this toy, claiming it is inappropriate and refusing to buy the doll. Okay, I am a feminist and I can list a lot of really good reasons not to buy Barbie! Like that eternally hour glass figure which in reality is unattainable without serious plastic surgery, or the concept that being pretty and havving lots of clothes and accessories (not to mention a pony and a pink corvette) are the most important things in life.
I don’t feel that the butterfly tattoos are something to get up in arms about if you accept all that other stuff. I mean I don’t remember hearing an uproar over suntan Barbie…like nobody cared she was displayed in a bikini and an advertisement for skin cancer!
As far as the tattoos go…weren’t they like in bubble gum, and cracker jacks? I had ’em, my kids had ’em, the kids in the preschool where I worked had ’em. I never got any tattoos…not that it would be wrong if I did. My kids don’t have any tattoos either. Do you think kids will be encouraged to get tattoos by Barbie??