2. Noun. The act of marking the skin with a tattoo ¹
3. Verb. (present participle of tattoo) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Tattooing
1. tattoo [v] - See also: tattoo
Medical Definition of Tattooing
1. The insertion of permanent colours in the skin by introducing them through punctures. Tattooing of the cornea is the permanent colouring of the cornea chiefly to conceal leukomatous spots. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tattooing
Literary usage of Tattooing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1911)
"Mataora was the originator of the ta-moko (or tattooing), ... It should be noticed in this connection that a system of face tattooing not unlike the spirals ..."
2. The History of Mankind by Friedrich Ratzel (1898)
"In the Congo basin the most widespread form is "scar-tattooing," often ... Further north we find tattooing on the shaven head, while the face remains free. ..."
3. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1897)
"THE subject of tattooing has been noticed by medical jurists. Several trials have occurred of late years in France and Germany, which show the great ..."
4. Primitive Love and Love-stories by Henry Theophilus Finck (1899)
"The swashbucklers of feudal times took to tattooing, apparently because some blood ... Shortly after 1808 " the government made tattooing a penal offence. ..."
5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"In modern times the custom of tattooing has been found V) m«st of the islands ... Much curious information on the various kinds of tattooing is collected in ..."
6. The Burman: His Life and Notions by James George Scott (1882)
"WHATEVER his parents may think, the Burman youth considers the tattooing of his thighs ... But in any case the tattooing looks very well on the olive skin, ..."
7. A Manual of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1880)
"CASES OF IDENTITY FROM tattooing.—SIMULATED MARKS.—TATTOO-MARKS ON THE DEAD.—MEDICAL RESPONSIBILITY. Colored cicatrices. Mode and date of production. ..."