Will Tattoo Barbie Help Save Seals?

Published by PETA.

Barbie turns 50 this year, so of course sista-girl had to come correct with a groovy new vibe. Ever the trend-setter, the Queen of Pink is sporting a new look called Totally Stylin’ Tattoos Barbie. That’s right, as the perpetual 18-year-old reaches the dawn of her golden years, she’s steppin’ out inked up, tattoo gun in hand.

Barbie’s a girl after our own hearts, not only for embracing ink over mink (Barbie is officially fur-free, after all) but also for her knack for attracting media attention. Even though some parents are miffed at Barbie’s new look, she’s still flying off the shelves. So to congratulate Her Plastic Highness on selling out in stores across the U.S., we humbly suggest that these ridiculously adorable tattoos would look stylin’ on Barbie, or even you for that matter. You can click here to get a PDF file that can be printed on clear-label paper to create “tattoos” for Barbie and click here for a kid sized version.


Barbie tattoos


Out-of-control cute, right? And just in time for the International Day Against Seal Slaughter.

And who knows? Now that Babs is showing her friskier side, maybe she’ll even be interested in taking a cue from a few of her virtual sisters and baring some plastic to save animals’ pelts.

BARBIE is a registered trademark of Mattel, Inc. Mattel has no affiliation with PETA and does not endorse, sponsor, or otherwise support PETA’s activities.

Written by Missy Lane

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