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Tattoo vs. Stamp — What's the Difference?

Tattoo vs. Stamp — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Tattoo and Stamp

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Tattoo

A tattoo is a form of body modification made by inserting ink, dyes, and/or pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to form a design. The art of making tattoos is tattooing.

Stamp

Bring down (one's foot) heavily on the ground or on something on the ground
He stamped his foot in frustration
Robertson stamped on all these suggestions
He threw his cigarette down and stamped on it

Tattoo

An evening drum or bugle signal recalling soldiers to their quarters
A military tattoo takes place with clockwork precision

Stamp

Impress a pattern or mark on (a surface, object, or document) using an engraved or inked block or die
The woman stamped my passport

Tattoo

A design made by tattooing
They were muscle-bound men covered in scars and tattoos
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Stamp

Fix a postage stamp or stamps on to (a letter)
Annie stamped the envelope for her

Tattoo

Mark (a part of the body) with an indelible design by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin
His cheek was tattooed with a winged fist

Stamp

Crush or pulverize (ore).

Tattoo

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

Stamp

An instrument for stamping a pattern or mark, in particular an engraved or inked block or die.

Tattoo

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

Stamp

A small adhesive piece of paper stuck to something to show that an amount of money has been paid, in particular a postage stamp
TV licence stamps
A first-class stamp

Tattoo

A continuous, even drumming or rapping.

Stamp

An act or sound of stamping with the foot
The stamp of boots on the bare floor

Tattoo

A permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising scars.

Stamp

A block for crushing ore in a stamp mill.

Tattoo

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

Stamp

To bring down (the foot) forcibly.

Tattoo

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

Stamp

To bring the foot down onto (an object or surface) forcibly.

Tattoo

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

Stamp

To cause to be dislodged by stomping the feet
He stamped the snow from his boots.

Tattoo

To mark (the skin) with a tattoo.

Stamp

To subdue, destroy, or eliminate
Stamped the rebellion.
Stamp out a fire.

Tattoo

To form (a tattoo) on the skin.

Stamp

To crush or grind with a heavy instrument
Stamp ore.

Tattoo

An image made in the skin with ink and a needle.

Stamp

To form or cut out by application of a mold, form, or die
Washers that were stamped from a piece of sheet metal.

Tattoo

A method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface with a sharp instrument (usually a solenoid-driven needle).

Stamp

To imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal
Stamp a passport.

Tattoo

(nautical) A signal played five minutes before taps (lights out).

Stamp

To impress forcibly or permanently
An experience that was stamped on his memory.

Tattoo

(military) A signal by drum or bugle ordering soldiers to return to their quarters.

Stamp

To affix an adhesive stamp to (an envelope, for example).

Tattoo

(military) A military display or pageant.

Stamp

To identify, characterize, or reveal
Stamped her as a traitor to the cause.

Tattoo

A pony of a certain breed from India.

Stamp

To thrust the foot forcibly downward
Stamp on the brake pedal.

Tattoo

To apply a tattoo to (someone or something).

Stamp

To walk with forcible, heavy steps.

Tattoo

(baseball) To hit the ball hard, as if to figuratively leave a tattoo on the ball.
Jones tattoos one into the gap in left; that will clear the bases.

Stamp

The act of stamping.

Tattoo

To tap rhythmically on, to drum.

Stamp

An implement or device used to impress, cut out, or shape something to which it is applied.

Tattoo

A beat of drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, at night, giving notice to soldiers to retreat, or to repair to their quarters in garrison, or to their tents in camp.

Stamp

An impression or shape formed by such an implement or device.

Tattoo

An indelible mark or figure made by puncturing the skin and introducing some pigment into the punctures; - a mode of ornamentation practiced by various barbarous races, both in ancient and modern times, and also by some among civilized nations, especially by sailors.

Stamp

An official mark, design, or seal that indicates ownership, approval, completion, or the payment of a tax.

Tattoo

To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out.

Stamp

A small piece of gummed paper sold by a government for attachment to an article that is to be mailed; a postage stamp.

Tattoo

A drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters

Stamp

A similar piece of gummed paper issued for a specific purpose
Trading stamps.

Tattoo

A design on the skin made by tattooing

Stamp

An identifying or characterizing mark or impression
His work bears the stamp of genius.

Tattoo

The practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining

Stamp

Characteristic nature or quality
A person of her stamp.

Tattoo

Stain (skin) with indelible color

Stamp

An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.
The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.

Stamp

An indentation, imprint, or mark made by stamping.
My passport has quite a collection of stamps.

Stamp

A device for stamping designs.
She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps.

Stamp

A small piece of paper, with a design and a face value, used to prepay postage or other dues such as tax or licence fees.
I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.
Now that commerce is done electronically, tax stamps are no longer issued here.

Stamp

A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other, used to decorate letters or craft work.
These stamps have a Christmas theme.

Stamp

A tattoo.

Stamp

(slang) A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide.

Stamp

A kind of heavy pestle, raised by water or steam power, for crushing ores.

Stamp

Cast; form; character; distinguishing mark or sign; evidence.
The stamp of criminality

Stamp

(intransitive) To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
The toddler screamed and stamped, but still got no candy.

Stamp

(transitive) To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.

Stamp

(transitive) To strike, beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.

Stamp

(transitive) To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.
This machine stamps the metal cover with a design.
This machine stamps the design into the metal cover.

Stamp

(transitive) To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.
The immigration officer stamped my passport.

Stamp

(transitive) To apply postage stamps to.
I forgot to stamp this letter.

Stamp

To mark; to impress.

Stamp

To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.

Stamp

To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage.

Stamp

To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill.
I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small.

Stamp

To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials.

Stamp

Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart.
God . . . has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being.

Stamp

To cut out, bend, or indent, as paper, sheet metal, etc., into various forms, by a blow or suddenly applied pressure with a stamp or die, etc.; to mint; to coin.

Stamp

To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document.

Stamp

To strike; to beat; to crush.
These cooks how they stamp and strain and grind.

Stamp

To strike the foot forcibly downward.
But starts, exclaims, and stamps, and raves, and dies.

Stamp

The act of stamping, as with the foot.

Stamp

The which stamps; any instrument for making impressions on other bodies, as a die.
'T is gold so pureIt can not bear the stamp without alloy.

Stamp

The mark made by stamping; a mark imprinted; an impression.
That sacred name gives ornament and grace,And, like his stamp, makes basest metals pass.

Stamp

That which is marked; a thing stamped.
Hanging a golden stamp about their necks.

Stamp

A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate.
At Venice they put out very curious stamps of the several edifices which are most famous for their beauty and magnificence.

Stamp

An official mark set upon things chargeable with a duty or tax to government, as evidence that the duty or tax is paid; as, the stamp on a bill of exchange.

Stamp

A stamped or printed device, usually paper, issued by the government at a fixed price, and required by law to be affixed to, or stamped on, certain papers, as evidence that the government dues are paid; as, a postage stamp; a tax stamp; a receipt stamp, etc.

Stamp

An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.

Stamp

A character or reputation, good or bad, fixed on anything as if by an imprinted mark; current value; authority; as, these persons have the stamp of dishonesty; the Scriptures bear the stamp of a divine origin.
Of the same stamp is that which is obtruded on us, that an adamant suspends the attraction of the loadstone.

Stamp

Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp.
A soldier of this season's stamp.

Stamp

A kind of heavy hammer, or pestle, raised by water or steam power, for beating ores to powder; anything like a pestle, used for pounding or beating.

Stamp

A half-penny.

Stamp

Money, esp. paper money.

Stamp

A token that postal fees have been paid

Stamp

The distinctive form in which a thing is made;
Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

Stamp

A type or class;
More men of his stamp are needed

Stamp

A symbol that is the result of printing;
He put his stamp on the envelope

Stamp

Machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

Stamp

A block or die used to imprint a mark or design

Stamp

A device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

Stamp

Walk heavily;
The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

Stamp

To mark, or produce an imprint in or on something;
A man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps

Stamp

Reveal clearly as having a certain character;
His playing stamps him as a Romantic

Stamp

Affix a stamp to;
Are the letters properly stamped?

Stamp

Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype;
I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European

Stamp

Destroy or extinguish as if by stamping with the foot;
Stamp fascism into submission
Stamp out tyranny

Stamp

Form or cut out with a mold, form, or die;
Stamp needles

Stamp

Crush or grind with a heavy instrument;
Stamp fruit extract the juice

Stamp

Raise in a relief;
Embossed stationary

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