What does Tattooing mean?

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  1. tattooing(Noun)

    The act of beating out a rhythm on a drum

  2. tattooing(Noun)

    The act of marking the skin with a tattoo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tattooing

    of Tattoo

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tattooing

    a practice of imprinting various designs, often pictorial, upon the skin by means of colouring matter, e. g. Chinese ink, cinnabar, introduced into punctures made by needles; widely in vogue in past and present times amongst uncivilised peoples, and even to some extent amongst civilised races; like the use of rouge, was mainly for the purpose of ornamentation and for improving the appearance, but also in some cases for religious purposes; reached its highest perfection in Japan, where it seems to have been largely resorted to as a substitute for clothing, and was never employed on the face, feet, or hands; among the South Sea islanders the custom is universal, and is still practised by considerable numbers of the lower-class criminals of Europe.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tattooing

    The indelible marking of TISSUES, primarily SKIN, by pricking it with NEEDLES to imbed various COLORING AGENTS. Tattooing of the CORNEA is done to colorize LEUKOMA spots.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tattooing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tattooing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Tattooing in a Sentence

  1. Jared Jagdeo:

    The findings [of the current study] highlight the importance of educating the general public prior to tattooing, anytime you introduce a foreign substance into the body, in this case the skin, there is the potential for adverse events [such as] infection or something more serious like an allergic reaction.

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