Barbie has always been an amazing role model for young girls. But when Italian-based, Japanese inspired brand Tokidoki unveils its latest collection of Barbie dolls it leads to a big controversy, especially to conservative parents. The new doll collection of Tokidoki is a Barbie that sports a pink bob-style hair, heart-and-crossbones off-shoulder black shirt, leopard-printed leggings, a dog named Balladrino, and tattoos across her left arm, neck, and chest.
|Does Barbie's new reinvention create a harmless fashion fun or a bad influence to young girls?|
A Barbie that gets inked is not the only controversial doll collection of Tokidoki brand. In 1999, Butterfly Art Barbie was introduced but quickly withdrawn from stores after parents complained and ten years after (2009) the company once again released the Totally Stylin’ Tattoos Barbie, a doll with removable sticker tattoos that some people found a tittersome use for.
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