tattoo

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /tæˈtu(ː)/ or [tʰæˈtʰu̟(ː)]

Noun[change]

Singular
tattoo

Plural
tattoos

A tattoo
  1. A tattoo is an image made in the skin with ink and a needle.
  2. Tattoo is a method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface.
  3. (military) A tattoo is a drum performance or display.

Verb[change]

Plain form
tattoo

Third-person singular
tattoos

Past tense
tattooed

Past participle
tattooed

Present participle
tattooing

  1. If a person is being tattooed, a tattoo is being applied on the skin of the person.