In one place I found a tattooer working on a boy; and he asked to tattoo me, but to his great disappointment, I refused.
But let us suppose that you, my dear sir, are one of those seventy thousand subscribers and are by profession a tattooer.
Page 188Then the tattooer pricks the skin through the design.
He was a little man, with a high massive head, and remarkably high square forehead, on which the tattooer had exhausted his art.
The sharpened albatross bone used by the Maori tattooer, had five times scored his countenance.
This poet shows a soul scarred by the cruel whips of injustice; this man a back scarred by the tattooer's needles.
When the tattooer finished his work he turned to his friend, and said: “Now you tattoo me beautifully, too.”
The Korathy is the tattooer of the Indian village, who offers her services for a small fee.
"signal," 1680s, "signal calling soldiers or sailors to quarters at night," earlier tap-to (1644, in order of Col. Hutchinson to garrison of Nottingham), from Dutch taptoe, from tap "faucet of a cask" (see tap (n.1)) + toe "shut." So called because police used to visit taverns in the evening to shut off the taps of casks. Transferred sense of "drumbeat" is recorded from 1755. Hence, Devil's tattoo "action of idly drumming fingers in irritation or impatience" (1803).
"pigment design in skin," 1769 (noun and verb, both first attested in writing of Capt. Cook), from a Polynesian noun (e.g. Tahitian and Samoan tatau, Marquesan tatu "puncture, mark made on skin").
"mark the skin with pigment," 1769; see tattoo (n.2). Related: Tattooed; tattooing.
tattoo tat·too (tā-tōō')
n. pl. tat·toos
A permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising scars. v. tat·tooed, tat·too·ing, tat·toos
To mark the skin with a tattoo.
To form a tattoo on the skin.