Barbara Millicent Roberts (aka “Barbie Doll“) is sporting a new look: pink hair, leopard-skin tights and fresh tattoos. While the hair and tights seem questionable choices for a 52-year-old, it’s the tats that have caused consternation:
“Tattooed Barbie Sparks Controversy, Media Frenzy,” Christina Cheddar Berk, CNBC
“Barbie dons new ‘punk’ look: Mattel defends doll as parents take aim at tattoos and bad-girl image,” Daniel Prendergast and Tracy Connor, New York Daily News
Actually, the special Collector Series doll, designed by Simone Legno in his tokidoki style, is meant for adult collectors. And this was not Barbie’s first tattoo. “Totally Stylin’ Barbie” got a “tramp stamp” for her 50th birthday in 2009.
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