Definition of “tattoo” - English Dictionary

“tattoo” in British English

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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tattoo” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “tattoo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)