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noun as in design on the skin

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noun as in continuous drumming

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As Mamerow’s condition progressed, her eyebrows disappeared, the hair now replaced by a subtle tattoo of fine lines designed to replicate eyebrows.

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Luckily for Gelsinger’s marriage, the tattoo was only temporary and the photo was staged.

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If tattoo pigments are too small, the immune system rapidly clears them from the skin and the tattoo disappears.

They demonstrated the cancer-detecting tattoo in living mice.

You can’t walk into a doctor’s office and get a dynamic tattoo yet, but they are on the way.

The findings revealed that, in 1999, only 21 percent of Americans claimed someone in their household had a tattoo.

Her make-up includes two tattoo-like designs on both temples.

There was one guy who had a tattoo of me on his inner thigh.

Look at The Killing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, all of these Scandinavian things with female investigators.

Kastigar still had the tattoo, but he had grown a beard and lost a front tooth.

There was a quiet, cynical smile on his face as he sat there beating a tattoo on his leggings with a hickory twig.

Suddenly the old man beat a tattoo on his cranium and closed his eyes, apparently deep in thought.

Inside—no sound, except the Factor's deep breathing, and an irregular tattoo, produced by Denton's heels tapping upon the floor.

But it seemed no use knocking, and Wildney at last, in a fit of impatience, thumped a regular tattoo on the bedroom door.

Huge black grasshoppers played the jew's-harp, while the owl beat a tattoo on its own body, having no better drum.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tattoo, such as: emblem, symbol, brand, design, and mark.

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