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Definition 1: the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining - [noun denoting act]

(tattoo is a kind of ...) the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

Definition 2: a design on the skin made by tattooing - [noun denoting artifact]

(tattoo is a kind of ...) a decorative or artistic work

"the coach had a design on the doors"

Definition 3: a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters - [noun denoting communication]

(tattoo is a kind of ...) a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle

(tattoo is a kind of ...) (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown

(tattoo belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: stain (skin) with indelible color - [verb of creation]

(tattoo is a kind of ...) color with a liquid dye or tint

"Stain this table a beautiful walnut color" "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"

(tattoo implies ...) make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

"The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"

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