Tattoo, Tat't'aow, Tattow, Tatoo, Tatto, Tatu, Ta Tau (Polynesian): To perform permanent marks or designs upon the skin by puncturing it and inserting a pigment or pigments: Practiced by various tribes of low cultures; and by individuals in civilized countries.
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Lydia oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia
Lydia the tattooed lady?
She has eyes that men adore so
And a torso even more so
Lydia, oh Lydia
Lydia the queen of tattoos
On her back is the battle of Waterloo
Beside it the wreck of the Hesperus II
And proudly above waves the red white and blue
You can learn a lot from Lydia.
La, la, la, la, la, la
"Lydia, the Tattooed Lady," as sung by Groucho Marx (© 1939 by Leo Feist, Inc)
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