On tattoos During his engagement to Richards, Sheen decided to surprise his fiancée and get a tattoo of her name.
“She had to work to survive, and I just woke up in the hospital,” says Cichan, who bears a tattoo of an airplane on her wrist.
Though it does note that she has a tattoo—and that factoid is helpfully paired with the phrase “tough as nails.”
Rolling up his shirt, he displayed a tattoo on his wrist that read, “Winning.”
He would sit at the bar for hours, staring at me and touching his gross tattoo.
Joe mused an appreciable time, beating his tattoo on the table.
This discoloration was of a livid blue, about the tint of a tattoo mark.
The Castle head vanished, and the sounds of the drum and bugle of the tattoo came down muffled, as if through layers of wool.
Parker found him no boxer, and beat a tattoo upon his middle.
He rose and went to the window, where he stood beating a tattoo.
"signal," 1680s, "signal calling soldiers or sailors to quarters at night," earlier tap-to (1644, in order of Col. Hutchinson to garrison of Nottingham), from Dutch taptoe, from tap "faucet of a cask" (see tap (n.1)) + toe "shut." So called because police used to visit taverns in the evening to shut off the taps of casks. Transferred sense of "drumbeat" is recorded from 1755. Hence, Devil's tattoo "action of idly drumming fingers in irritation or impatience" (1803).
"pigment design in skin," 1769 (noun and verb, both first attested in writing of Capt. Cook), from a Polynesian noun (e.g. Tahitian and Samoan tatau, Marquesan tatu "puncture, mark made on skin").
"mark the skin with pigment," 1769; see tattoo (n.2). Related: Tattooed; tattooing.
tattoo tat·too (tā-tōō')
n. pl. tat·toos
A permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising scars. v. tat·tooed, tat·too·ing, tat·toos
To mark the skin with a tattoo.
To form a tattoo on the skin.