noun, plural tattoos.
the act or practice of marking the skin with indelible patterns, pictures, legends, etc., by making punctures in it and inserting pigments.
a pattern, picture, legend, etc., so made.
verb (used with object), tattooed, tattooing.
to mark (the skin) with tattoos.
to put (tattoos) on the skin.
noun (pl) -toos
(formerly) a signal by drum or bugle ordering the military to return to their quarters
a military display or pageant, usually at night
any similar beating on a drum, etc
verb -toos, -tooing, -tooed
to make (pictures or designs) on (the skin) by pricking and staining with indelible colours
noun (pl) -toos
a design made by this process
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.
- Tattoo regret
noun a feeling of remorse after having a tattoo Examples The American Academy of Dermatology reports tattoo regret is common in the United States. Word Origin 1989
noun, (in Hindu philosophy) 1. essence.
[tat tvam as-ee, tuht twuhm uhs-ee] /ˈtæt ˈtvæm ˈæs i, ˈtʌt ˈtwʌm ˈʌs i/ Sanskrit. 1. Thou art That (the statement, in the Upanishads, that Atman is identical with Brahman).
adjective, tattier, tattiest. 1. cheap or tawdry; vulgar: a tatty production of a Shakespearean play. 2. shabby or ill-kempt; ragged; untidy: an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains. noun, plural tatties. 1. (in India) a screen, usually made of coarse, fragrant fibers, placed over a window or door and kept moistened with water […]