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tat·too

(ta-tū'),
1. A deliberate decorative implanting or injecting of indelible pigments into the skin or the tinctorial effect of accidental implantation.
2. To produce such an effect. The procedure, historically and geographically widespread, is associated with risks of infection. Removal is difficult, with pulsed laser treatment offering low risks of scarring.
[Tahiti, tatu]
Dermatology A permanent form of cutaneous decoration that may range from simple, often small dark-coloured insignias, messages or symbols performed by amateurs in prison, to elaborate multi-coloured animals, objects or scenes performed by professional, skilled workers under sterile conditions
Complications Infection, HBV, HCV transmission, allergic reaction to dyes, disfigurement, innoculation tuberculosis
Forensics An abnormal mark etched into tissue

tattoo

Dermatology A permanent form of cutaneous decoration that may range from simple, often small dark-colored insignias, messages or symbols performed by amateurs in prison, to elaborate multi-colored animals, objects or scenes performed by more skilled workers under relatively sterile conditions; up to 25% of college-aged persons have tattoos; persons with tattoos have a 7-fold ↑ risk of HCV infection. See Laser surgery. Cf Tattooing Forensic pathology An abnormal mark etched into tissue. See Powder tattoo.

tat·too

(ta-tū')
1. A deliberate decorative implanting or injecting of indelible pigments into the skin or the tinctorial effect of accidental implantation.
2. To produce such an effect.
3. Synonym(s): amalgam tattoo.
[Tahiti, tatu]
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YOUR SUPER Sunday People has teamed up with Lopas and Body Image to give one lucky Northenr Ireland reader the chance to have their very own tatoo - and one for a friend as well.
Packaging for a new collection of temporary tatoos set to ship next month will incorporate an eye-catching design that resembles the cover of the popular monthly magazine for teenage girls.
A survey in Oregon prisons estimates that 6.2 percent of male inmates and 4.7 percent of female inmates were sexually active last year, and that 2,000 others used intravenous drugs or received tatoos or body piercings - all at the risk of spreading HIV and other diseases because bleach to clean needles and condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases are not allowed among inmates.
PAOLO DI CANIO has two massive tatoos on his back - one on each shoulder - which confirm him as one of the Premiership's most bizarre characters.
She notes that the line, which ranges from lipsticks and nail polishes to body glitter and temporary tatoos, is formulated specifically for young girls.
Police described the driver of the Honda as a white male in his 20s, with short, dark hair and tatoos on his neck and arms.
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He has several tatoos, including the name "Rebecca" on his upper back and neck, "West Coast Mafia Crips" on his upper right arm, "Daymien" on his inner right forearm and "CTAZ" on his inner left forearm.