Tattooed Barbie Doll Sparks Debate 29324

A new Barbie doll that is being marketed as a collector's item--with a $50 pricetag to match--is sparking discussion across the blogosphere because the doll has permanent tattoos.

The doll is made by Mattel and sold by tokidoki, a Japanese-inspired brand that makes fashion accessories, vinyl toys, watches, makeup, and skateboards.  In addition to the doll itself, tokidoki sells Barbie-inspired apparel featuring the iconic dolls with small tattoos on her neck.