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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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In Tanizaki's, the Tattooer is gone at the end of the narrative.
To Chucho Garcia, owner of Bellingham's Black Rose Tattoo Parlor, one defining difference between tattoo shops is whether the men and women operating the vibrating tattoo machines refer to themselves as tattoo artists or tattooers.
There are rules that tattooers follow in their work to achieve the old look which Garcia, who belongs to three secret tattoo societies, said he couldn't reveal because those rules are only to be spoken amongst close friends.
He said right now, there are more traditional tattooers than ever before.
"The Tattooer" is so troubling a narrative because Seikichi cannot take back what he gave; he cannot disempower the woman once he has given her himself through the tattoo.
A story from the year after "The Tattooer" is a case in point.
(describing the emergence of norms among tattooers).
distinction in copyright law to the informal norms of tattooers).
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Sean Crowfoot is just one of a legion of tattooers whose formative artistic years were influenced not by the great masters, but by people like VC Johnson, Pushead, Jim Phillips, and Wes Humpston.
There are a lot of people who are tattooers and a lot of people who are artists, but she seemed to be the right combination of both."
Not a lot according to the members of Jesuseater, a band that comprises former Dag Nasty and Swiz vocalist Shawn Brown backed by a pack of Charm City tattooers. 'We're not a satanic band, but some people just freak out," says guitarist Brady Duncan, who slings in at Baltimore's Read Street Tattoo.