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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]

tattoo

[tato̅o̅′]
Etymology: Tahitian, tatau, marks
a permanent coloration of the skin by the introduction of foreign pigment. A tattoo may be created deliberately or may accidentally occur when a bit of graphite from a broken pencil point is embedded in the skin. Laser is preferred for removal of tattoos, although small tattoos can be removed by surgical excision. tattoo, v.
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]

tattoo

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