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tattoonoun [C]

us   /tæˈtu/ plural tattoos
a permanent picture, pattern, or word on the surface of skin, created by using needles to put colors under the skin
tattoo
verb [T] us   /tæˈtu/ present participle tattooing, past tense and past participle tattooed
An eagle was tattooed on his chest.
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tattoonoun [C]

uk   /təˈtuː/ /tætˈuː/ us   /təˈtuː/ /tætˈuː/ plural tattoos
  • tattoo noun [C] (DECORATION)

informal tat a permanent image, pattern, or word on the skin that is created by using needles to put colours under the skin
  • tattoo noun [C] (MILITARY SHOW)

an outside show, with several military performances especially of marching and music

tattooverb [T]

uk   /təˈtuː/ /tætˈuː/ us   /təˈtuː/ /tætˈuː/ tattooed
to put a tattoo or tattoos on someone or something: He had her name tattooed on his arm.
tattooed
adjective uk   /təˈtuːd/ /tætˈuːd/ us   /təˈtuːd/ /tætˈuːd/
(Definition of tattoo from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tattoo”
in Korean 타투, 문신…
in Arabic وَشْم…
in Malaysian tatu…
in French tatouer…
in Russian татуировка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾, 紋身花紋…
in Italian tatuaggio…
in Turkish dövme…
in Polish tatuaż…
in Spanish tatuaje, tatuar…
in Vietnamese xăm mình…
in Portuguese tatuagem…
in Thai สักลายบนผิวหนัง…
in German tätowieren…
in Catalan tatuatge…
in Japanese 入れ墨, タトゥー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰, 纹身花纹…
in Indonesian merajah…
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