A friend sent me a link to one response to the new Tattoo Barbie. As if we have had not had enough of semi-realistic dolls reflecting our less than noble side (read that Bratz), Mattel has introduced another version of the ever popular Barbie. Can the piercing Barbie be far behind? Some things are better thought about and not done. As Paul once said, all things may be possible but not all things are beneficial...
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But before we get all hot and bothered at Mattel, we would not have these if there were not those who purchased them. At $50 a pop, only the most dedicated moms, dads, and grandparents will be able to afford this for their kids.
This one probably isn't one for kids - it's a collectors one. Some kids will get it, but that's a small portion.
I agree with Pr. Brown, the market for Barbie collectors is much more lucrative than the children who play with them.
Is there a problem with tattoos or piercings? What is the Lutheran stance on them?
But Pastor Peters, the dark tatts contrast so nicely with the pink hair!
If they are on a gal who has bad theology, they are horrible and terrible. If they are on a cute girl who knows theology - they are kinda awesome...
In all seriousness there isn't a consistent position across the board. Some are against them, some think there's nothing wrong. I'd tend to the later but urge moderation and remind a person that what looks cool at 22... not so much at 52.
The sad comentary is a few years back Mattel was up in arms when an after market entrepreneur was making Barbie into his warped idea of womanhood with such versions as Trailer Trash Barbie (complete with bathrobe, hair curlers and cigarette in her hand), Biker Barbie (who also sported tatoos, leather Jacket and chain jewelry). Mattel went after this person in the courts and I am told lost the suit (just wanted to market it themselves to make a buck I suppose).
"As if we have had not had enough of semi-realistic dolls reflecting our less than noble side (read that Bratz), Mattel has introduced another version of the ever popular Barbie."
Like where are the feminists?
This is more objectification and unrealistically attainable beauty standard than ever. Where is the appreciation for what real women look like? This is over the top anti natural beauty.
I would like to think that the LCMS at least frowns on the practices of tattooing and body piercing.
To tattoo or not to tattoo:
In contemporary Judaism, tattoos and piercing are prohibited as per Leviticus 19:28. For Christians our bodies are to be viewed as a precious gift on loan from God, to be entrusted into our care and [are] not our personal property to do with as we choose, and should avoid the use/abuse of any substance or behavior that harms the body and mind. Not to mention we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit (1Cor 3:16, 1Cor 6:19).
"Can the piercing Barbie be far behind?"
Already done. Years ago.
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