Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tattoos will not make Barbie cool.

This applies equally to her real-life acolytes. Unless they get tattoos of Barbie. Especially, like, Mermaid Barbie or one of her other more recent incarnations. That would be kind of awesome.

Actually, sleeve tattoos would make Barbie a Suicide Girl. But Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie would have to put on all her little decals at once to achieve that look and even then it wouldn't look right.

This newest incarnation of Barbie comes with cupcake and panda tattoos. You can see it here:

L.A. Times video on Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie

I wonder if the creators of this doll realize how magnificently tuned-in to the zeitgeist they are. If I saw a girl with a tattoo of a panda eating a cupcake, I would give her props.

Supposedly, parents don't like the tattooed Barbie. Don't they know little girls have always tattooed their Barbies with Magic Marker and ripped off the velcro outfits so they could make their dolls consummate torrid affairs in imitation of their mothers' soap operas?

All the ones I grew up with did, anyway. They probably all have tattoos now. Our parents shouldn't have let us have Magic Markers.

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