(colloquial) A tattoo.
(colloquial) Any form of tattoo, piercing, (deliberate) scarring or other body modification that is considered permanent or would take significant effort to remove.
(colloquial) A hair dye or permanent wave that must be allowed to grow out or be reversed by repeating the process, that will not wash out.
Origin of permanent-dirt
- Originated as a slang term in tattoo and piercing parlours in Californian counter culture but has gained traction in mainstream society and other areas.