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Meaning of TATTOO

Pronunciation:  ta'too

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining
  2. [n]  a design on the skin made by tattooing
  3. [n]  a drumbeat of bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters
  4. [v]  stain (skin) with indelible color

TATTOO is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: bugle call, decoration, design, drumbeat, figure, pattern, prick, stain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tat*too"\, n. [Earlier taptoo, D. taptoe; tap a tap,
    faucet + toe to, shut (i. e., the taps, or drinking houses,
    shut from the soldiers).] (Mil.)
    A beat of drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, at night,
    giving notice to soldiers to retreat, or to repair to their
    quarters in garrison, or to their tents in camp.
    {The Devil's tattoo}. See under {Devil}.
  2. \Tat*too"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tattooed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Tattooing}.] [Of Polynesian origin; cf. New Zealand ta to
    tattoo, tatu puncturation (in Otaheite).]
    To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as
    to form marks or figures which can not be washed out.
  3. \Tat*too"\, n.; pl. {Tattoos}.
    An indelible mark or figure made by puncturing the skin and
    introducing some pigment into the punctures; -- a mode of
    ornamentation practiced by various barbarous races, both in
    ancient and modern times, and also by some among civilized
    nations, especially by sailors.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have tattoos means that some urgent and difficult business will call you away from your home for an extended period of time. It may also signal a new stage in your life. Seeing tattoos on others in your dream indicates that you will be the object of jealousy. Dreaming that you are getting a tattoo with a friend, represents your deep bond and long-lasting, solid friendship. Dreaming that you are a tattoo artist means that your strange life style will alienate your friends and family.