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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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"I loathe the selfishness that has spread throughout Western culture, and I suppose that being heavily tattooed is a means of visibly setting myself apart from the mainstream flow."
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The space between has been tattooed with thin lines and embellishments, some in the form of stars.
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In fact, more than 95 percent of imprisoned white British criminals are tattooed. The statistical association between tattooing and criminality is very much stronger (with the exception of that between criminality and smoking) than that with any of the more conventionally investigated factors, such as broken homes, drug addiction, low intelligence, and poor educational attainment.
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