How Do You Spell TATTOOING?

Pronunciation: [tatˈuːɪŋ] (IPA)

Tattooing is a word that refers to the art of creating permanent designs on the skin through the use of needles and ink. The spelling of the word "tattooing" follows the pattern of the verb "to tattoo" with the addition of the suffix "-ing" to indicate the action or process of performing this art form. In IPA phonetic transcription, the word is pronounced /tæt.uːɪŋ/ with stress on the second syllable.

TATTOOING Meaning and Definition

  1. Tattooing refers to the practice of permanently marking the skin by inserting pigments or dyes into the deeper layers of the dermis using needles or other similar instruments. This ancient form of body modification has been practiced across various cultures throughout history.

    The process of tattooing typically involves the use of a tattoo machine, which functions by rapidly puncturing the skin with a needle, depositing ink into the skin as it goes. Alternatively, traditional tattooing methods include hand-poking techniques, where the ink is manually inserted into the skin without the use of a machine. The choice of design, pattern, or symbol for a tattoo can be highly personal and typically holds significant meaning to the individual.

    Tattooing has evolved over the years, and today it serves various purposes. While some people get tattoos purely for decorative or aesthetic reasons, others utilize them as forms of self-expression, cultural identity, or to commemorate important events, people, or beliefs. Tattoos can be found in a myriad of styles, including traditional, tribal, realistic, watercolor, and many others, each reflecting different artistic techniques and cultural influences.

    It is important to note that tattooing should be done by a professional tattoo artist who understands the proper sanitation and safety measures to avoid various risks, including infections or allergic reactions. The permanence of the procedure makes it crucial for individuals to carefully consider their decision before getting a tattoo, as removal can be costly and often leaves scars.

  2. Marking the skin with various designs by pricking in an indelible pigment.

    A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.

  3. The act or operation of puncturing the skin and staining the spots with a coloured substance; the lines and figures thus formed.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of TATTOOING

The word "tattooing" originated from the Tahitian word "tatau" or "tataw". The practice of tattooing has a long history and is believed to have been present in various cultures for thousands of years. When European explorers first encountered this practice in Polynesia (mainly Tahiti and Samoa), they adopted the local term "tatau", which eventually evolved into "tattoo" in English.


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