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from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


A tattoo is a design or marking made by the insertion of a pigment into punctures or cuts in the skin.

In technical terms, tattooing is micro-pigment implantation.

Tattoos are a type of body modification.

Most tattoo enthusiasts refer to tattoos as tats, ink, art or work, and to tattooists as artists.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Tattoo", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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