Tattooing

Tattooing, a practice of imprinting various designs, often pictorial, upon the skin by means of colouring matter, e. g. Chinese ink, cinnabar, introduced into punctures made by needles; widely in vogue in past and present times amongst uncivilised peoples, and even to some extent amongst civilised races; like the use of rouge, was mainly for the purpose of ornamentation and for improving the appearance, but also in some cases for religious purposes; reached its highest perfection in Japan, where it seems to have been largely resorted to as a substitute for clothing, and was never employed on the face, feet, or hands; among the South Sea islanders the custom is universal, and is still practised by considerable numbers of the lower-class criminals of Europe.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Tasso, Bernardo
Tasso, Torquato
Tatar
Tate, Nahum
Tatius, Achilles
Tattersall's
Tattooing
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Tauler, Johann
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Tavernier, Jean Baptist, Baron d'Aubonne
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