A permanent drawing on the skin. Intended Meaning: I'm cool; I'm non-conformist; I'm sexual; I'm my own person.

Actual Meaning: I have VD; I'm a true conformist (within the trollop population); I don't care how much worse it will look when I'm old.
I'm tired of being ignored by lowlife men so I'm getting a tattoo on my lower back. I wonder how long before I'll be needing the HIV medication?
by Noah Webster, Jr. February 17, 2005
The reason why Dr. Seuss' Sneetches story was ahead of its time.
The un-tattooed sneetches had no stars upon thars.
by Aquahutchison January 23, 2012
Dermatological graffiti.
Facial tattoos always work out REALLY well.
by Killing Kittens November 29, 2006
The art of having ink permenantly put in your third layer of skin. It is a very ancient art, and most modern day people either: 1) Believe it is a stupid act of idiocy, drunkeness, lust, rebellion, or a form of trying to attract/impress others. 2) Believe it is cool, the "hip" thing to do, or a great idea to do without putting any true consideration into it. Any person who is willing to get a tattoo should have a real reason to get it, wether that be self expression, a reminder of something, or a symbol of something(or somebody) you truly care about. Those who feel it is an idiotic/evil thing to do should grow up and start thinking outside the box.
Sensible Newly Inked Person: I got a new tattoo, it's my grandfathers name. He taught me so much, and I want to show everybody that he is always with me.

Retarded Wannabe Rebelious Teenager: Check out this Japanese character I got tattooed on my shoulder! Now all the chicks will think I'm cool, and all the jocks/preps/rednecks will quit making fun of me!
by KenshinK January 11, 2006
Ink applied under the skin with a tattoo machine
Tattoo's...That stuff that crazy people, that like pain, get when bored hahaha
by Fuzzy bunny February 29, 2012
Used to put a permenant mark under your skin to represent a feeling, an event, or in memory of a loved one.

Being tattoed does not mean that you are either conforming or rebelling.

It is a deeply personal matter.

It is simply a way of remembering something in a meaningful way.

However, being "inked" is addictive and tattoos can have negative effects.
parents often have their childrens names inked on themselves out of love and pride.

Likewise, soldiers/firemen/police officers etc. would have deceased peers' names tatto'd on themselves out of respect.

There is a very high number of men in these professions with 9/11 tattoos.
by Madbh June 21, 2006
A form of artwork that involves putting ink under your skin.

most people see it as ugly work while others see it as a part of individuality.

Most people regret getting tattoos because they were a quick 3 second decision while others who take time to plan them will love seeing the piece everyday.

Something that shifts when you get older but considering the amount of detail and care provided will not become a blotch of multi-colored skin.

Something that rarely be considered conformity. Tattooing is art and there is an infinite amount of ideas designs and creativity to dispel "sheep following". Basically unless you're getting flash (any random picture on a tat shop's wall) that everyone you know has you're not following anyone.

It is a serious form of art work and should be carefully thought about.
basic conservative dumb ass: anyone who gets a tattoo is being a conformist and will regret it after it's done

Basic spontaneous ink victim: I did love my butterfly tattoo when i first got it done but now i'm tired of looking at it.

Me: I love the star on my arm. It represents my daughter and it's comforting to see it everyday and know that she's a part of me

My daughter: dad i don't want to get a tattoo.
(response) it's your body and your choice.
by spoken_2 January 02, 2009

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