Tattoo



noun, plural tattoos.
1.
a signal on a drum, bugle, or trumpet at night, for soldiers or sailors to go to their quarters.
2.
a knocking or strong pulsation:
My heart beat a tattoo on my ribs.
3.
British. an outdoor military pageant or display.
noun, plural tattoos.
1.
the act or practice of marking the skin with indelible patterns, pictures, legends, etc., by making punctures in it and inserting pigments.
2.
a pattern, picture, legend, etc., so made.
verb (used with object), tattooed, tattooing.
3.
to mark (the skin) with tattoos.
4.
to put (tattoos) on the skin.
noun (pl) -toos
1.
(formerly) a signal by drum or bugle ordering the military to return to their quarters
2.
a military display or pageant, usually at night
3.
any similar beating on a drum, etc
verb -toos, -tooing, -tooed
1.
to make (pictures or designs) on (the skin) by pricking and staining with indelible colours
noun (pl) -toos
2.
a design made by this process
3.
the practice of tattooing

tattoo tat·too (tā-tōō’)
n. pl. tat·toos
A permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising scars. v. tat·tooed, tat·too·ing, tat·toos

To mark the skin with a tattoo.

To form a tattoo on the skin.

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