I’m sharing my second tattooed Barbie doll make-over. I started this girl right after I finished the first one, the pin up girl Barbie with victory rolls.
This time I went with a more traditional rockabilly look with a touch of punk.
More like me, in other words.
Or me years ago.
With huge tattoos (unlike me).
Anyway, back to the doll. This time I had the outfit sorted first. I’d bought the red leopard print trousers on ebay and wanted a doll to use them on. I made the top myself (so its not the most perfect, hehehe). Then I decapitated the doll and worked on her hair and body separately.
I made the chest tattoo first, a combination of symbols with a rockabilly theme. Then I gave her a calf tattoo that I would love. I always wanted a double bass tattoo on my ankle…
She wears flat shoes, again like me, cause I was a dancer and I can barely walk in heels, let alone dance in them!
Last I gave her some pretty 50’s style makeup, did her hair up in a quiff and added a bandana to hold it back.
A bracelet and handbag complete the outfit. This little girl is ready to go rockin’!
I began remaking dolls using Bratz dolls into TV and movie characters and had a Barbie doll I decided to make into a pin up girl… that’s how the obsession began… I’m now in love with these rockabilly girls with their great hair and tatts.
This girl will be at the the stall I’ve got at the Etsy Makers Market in Hobart at the end of November, and will be listed in my Etsy shop when I get the time to list her.
Over the next few days I’ll share the other dolls I’ve finished. I don’t think I’ve shared them all… And I’ve been so busy finishing market projects I haven’t had time to work on anything else to share. Hope you don’t mind!