Tattoo definitions

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Tattoo is defined as a permanent ink design in the skin applied by needles or a temporary dyed design on the skin.

An example of a tattoo is a permanent colorful dragon on a person's back.

An example of a tattoo is the henna designs given to a Hindu bride before her wedding ceremony.

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Tattoo means to use a needle and ink to give someone a permanent design on their skin.

An example of tattoo is what Kat von D gives to her customers on the show L.A. Ink.

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The definition of a tattoo is the beat of a drum, sometimes used as a signal to those in the military that it's bed time.

An example of a tattoo is a drum tap on board a US Navy ship telling the sailors to head to their sleeping quarters for the night.

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A signal sounded on a drum or bugle to summon soldiers or sailors to their quarters at night.
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A display of military exercises and music offered as evening entertainment.
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A continuous, even drumming or rapping.
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To beat out an even rhythm, as with the fingers.
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To beat or tap rhythmically on; rap or drum on.
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A permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising scars.
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A design made on the skin with a temporary dye such as henna or ink.
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To mark (the skin) with a tattoo.
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To form (a tattoo) on the skin.
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To leave permanent marks or designs on (a person or a part of the body) by puncturing the skin with a needle and inserting ink or other indelible pigments.
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To make (marks or designs) on a person or part of the body in this way.
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A tattooed mark or design.
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Any continuous drumming or rapping.
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A signal on a drum or bugle, summoning military personnel to their quarters at night.
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In Great Britain, a military spectacle featuring music, marching, and military exercises.
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To beat or tap on (a drum or other surface)
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An image made in the skin with ink and a needle.
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A method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface. The skin is punctured with a sharp instrument, which now is usually a solenoid-driven needle, that carries the inks to lower layers of the skin.
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To apply a tattoo to (someone or something).
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(baseball) To hit the ball hard, as if to figuratively leave a tattoo on the ball.

Jones tattoos one into the gap in left; that will clear the bases.

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(nautical) A signal played five minutes before taps (lights out).
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A signal by drum or bugle ordering soldiers to return to their quarters.
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A military display or pageant.
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A breed of pony from India; a pony of that breed.
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Origin of tattoo

Alteration of Dutch taptoe tap-shut (closing time for taverns), tattoo tap spigot, tap (from Middle Dutch tappe) toe shut (from Middle Dutch de- in Indo-European roots)