'Tattoo Barbie' Just Latest in Long Line of Trashy Barbie Dolls

Tokidoki BarbieThe new Tokidoki 'Tattoo' Barbie is getting lots of negative press.

Apparently, some parents are up in arms about the fact that this version of the doll has quite a lot of permanent ink on her neck and shoulder.

I consider this to be much ado about nothing.

Barbie has been tarting it up for years.


This latest Tattoo Barbie is NOTHING compared to some of the dolls Mattel has released over the last 20 years. Yes, some have been created for adult collectors, but not all of them.

Click through to see a list of some of the sleaziest Barbie dolls ever put out on the market.

Then tell me what you think of Tattoo Barbie in the comments!

Christian Louboutin BarbieSlap a designer label on a slutty Barbie doll and that makes it okay, hmm? This Christian Louboutin-designed Barbie will set you back $150. Now that's a lot of allowance money!


My Bling Bling BarbieI still fondly remember the days when My Bling Bling Barbie could be found on the Toys R Us shelves. And she was no collector's doll -- this was Barbie's answer to Bratz. Fortunately, no one bought into Barbie's 'bling.' I saw the doll on the clearance shelves not long after it had come out, and even then, no one was buying.


Highland Fling BarbieI believe the makers of the 'Highland Fling Barbie' misinterpreted the meaning of 'Highland Fling.' IT'S A FOLK DANCE, PEOPLE. Not an affair that took place in Scotland!!

BarbieMattel is no longer offering its Lingerie Barbie on the Barbie Collector website, but don't worry! You can still put it under the tree for your little girl by buying it off Amazon for just $99.94!


Little Red Riding Hood BarbieI don't remember Little Red Riding Hood wearing a miniskirt and fishnet stockings in my childhood storybooks, but that's exactly how Barbie interpreted her ...


Barbie And if you're dead set on tattoos, Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie is still available on Amazon for just $17.99! Tattoo her wherever you want. Just leave me out of it.


Images via Barbie Collector and Amazon

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cocob... cocobeannns

The new Tokidoki Tattoo Barbie is ALOT more tame than these other ones, not to mention there are plenty of others dressed far more provocatively. I mean really, the only skin showing on her is her shoulder! Oh my, how slutty. Tattoos have come along way, and are more mainstream today than they've ever been. People need to calm down. Don't like it? Don't buy it. Noone told you you had to!

nonmember avatar hi

You're right coco. Don't like it don't buy it. Unfortunately little girls see it and believe or not these trashy little outfits have an influence and it ain't a positive one. Tattoos don't bother me. Its the massive amount of makeup and the trashy attire that gets me pissed off. Thank you Lindsay.

pinkt... pinktoenails

Trashy, huh? Way to judge a whole demographic of people, that concerns me more than the Barbie.Ok. The scantily clad Barbies are obviously made for collectors (adult collectors). If you don't want your kid playing with the tattoo Barbie, dont but it!

Summer Len Davis

I'm probably in the minority but I really don't think she's all that bad.  Her outfit is a little...colorful...but the whole tattoo thing doesn't bother me in the slightest.  My hubby and I have tattoos and we don't get upset when our daughter draws on herself because she sees our skin art and wants some too (can you blame her?)  Barbie dolls are definitely sexed-up toys but I think it meaks more to teach your children morals, values, and virue by example than by the toys that they do (or don't) play with.

tinyp... tinypossum

These dolls make me glad I have boys. 

Jennifer Whidden

I kind of love the frosty pink bob, and her outfit is positively puritanical compared to some of Barbie's other wardrobe options. Kids see tattoos all the time now. Why not on Barbie?

Mollie Meeks

A Barbie with tattoos isn't anything to be upset over, as children see people with tattoos in the street and we shouldn't blatantly fear people or look down on them simply because they have art(or what they think of as art) showing on their bodies. I have no problem at all with tattoos. A good majority of my friends have quite a few of them, and they're wonderful, church going, charity working, and honorable people. It's just like anything else, if you teach a child respect about something you'll have less to worry about in the future. My daughter wants a tattoo, but she'll be waiting til she thinks of something she'll want 'forever' on her body, while my older son doesn't want them at all.

Pua Smith

I love her. I don't collect Barbies, but I do collect anything that catches my eye. I do believe she is going on my Christmas list this year.

Jessica Howe

I really think that the new Tokidoki Barbie isn't that bad. Compared to what looked to be "Prostitute Barbie" that my 7 yr old daughter received last year from my mother, this Barbie's clothing is tame. No little girl needs to play with dolls that have backless sequin tanks w/ plunging necklines, miniskirts that show Barbie's assets and thigh high faux leather boots on. Whatever happened to Veterinarian Barbie?!?

nonmember avatar KD

Wow, I thought this was actually a pretty cute Barbie especially compared to some. I also have tattoes and piercings, as does my husband and our kids (all four) seem to be okay with it as does my job in child welfare....tattooes can be very tasteful and this Barbie has clothes on. I agree with the above, if you don't like it, don't buy it.

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