Voting open until 9pm GMT Friday for 6 word stories prompt: Tattoo

This week’s prompt was tattoo. I have looked up Tattoo in the online free dictionary, this morning because although I was attending a tattoo tonight and knew it was military performing, I did not know what the dictionary definition was.


tattoo 1  (tă-to͞o′)·toos

1. A signal sounded on a drum or bugle to summon soldiers or sailors to their quarters at night.

2. A display of military exercises and music offered as evening entertainment.

3. A continuous, even drumming or rapping.

v.tat·tooed, tat·too·ing, tat·toos


To beat out an even rhythm, as with the fingers.

To beat or tap rhythmically on; rap or drum on.

[Alteration of Dutch taptoe, tap-shut (closing time for taverns), tattoo : tap, spigot, tap (from Middle Dutch tappe) + toe, shut (from Middle Dutch; see de- in Indo-Europea

Ta·too 2  (tă-tto͞o′) ermanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising scars.

2. A design made on the skin with a temporary dye such as henna or ink.

tr.v.tat·tooed, tat·too·ing, tat·toos

1. To mark (the skin) with a tattoo.

2. To form (a tattoo) on the skin.

[From Tahitian tatau and kindred Polynesian words, all from Proto-Polynesian *tatau.]

We have had stories representing both types of tattoo. A funny story and some darker stories. Click on the poll to check out all the stories and feel free to vote regardless of whether you entered. I’m currently at the first type of tattoo defined, therefore I hope there will not be issues with the poll as I will not be able to solve until tomorrow.

This week’s roll of honour:

Peter’s pondering




Shreya Punjab

Kat Myrman


Someone (anonymous)

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