Part of speech: verb

To prick and mark ( the skin) in patterns with indelible pigments.

Part of speech: noun

A pattern so made.

Part of speech: noun

A continuous drumming.

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Usage examples "tattoo":

  1. None of the Khasis tattoo; the only people in the hills who tattoo are certain tribes of the Bhoi country which are really Mikir. - "The Khasis", P. R. T. Gurdon.
  2. Good- by, then, till tattoo. - "'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam.", Charles King.
  3. His short fat fingers, covered with rings, beat a tattoo upon the ledge of the box. - "El Dorado", Baroness Orczy.