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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Barbie, not Midge

In my March 18th post, I mentioned my Barbie tattoo and last night someone sent me an e-mail asking if I really have one. Yep, I do. I always wanted a tat, but it took me until I was 42 years old to get one.

I had started collecting Barbie a few years before. When I started to really look at the original 1959 logo, that's when it hit me to get the tat.

I have had over a thousand Barbie's, mint in the box, but I began selling them a couple years ago. I still have quite a few left, some that I will never part with. I'd guess I still have 200-300 hundred left.

Her white pearls have faded, they need touching up, and her red lips could use some new ink, but her hair has stayed Barbie Blond. And no, I won't be putting Ken on the other ankle.

11 comments:

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

That's pretty cool. Never seen a tat of Barbie before.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I love barbies too. I was never allowed them as a kid, my mom bought us really great baby dolls and girl dolls with clothes and such...the expensive kind. My kids have those too, but I buy Barbies for them alot...for their christmas stocking, for Valentine's Day, I just got them some for their easter baskets...Love THEM! I like your tattoo!

Twisted Cinderella said...

very cool tat!

Gnightgirl said...

Very cool; I've been thinking about doing a "show me your tat" challenge! You beat me to it!

Oh, The Joys said...

What made you collect Barbie?

Nancy said...

It started the year the 1959 Reproduction Barbie came out and someone bought her for me ... the obsession began!

Carrie said...

I found it! And, it is really cute, I love it!

Going Crunchy said...

Cute that you translated your hobby into body art! Shan

secret agent mama said...

I know many onliners that collect Barbies, and a serious collection some of them have!

Sunshine said...

You're still cuter than Barbie!

Diane said...

That is such a cute story.