Which word is correct?
The woman had a tattoo carved (on / in / into) her arm.
- John PLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
"The woman had a tattoo on her arm" is the normal way, noting the appearance of her body. Tattoos are never carved! That would imply serious bleeding as the tattoos were made, thus guaranteeing that very few people would get tattoos.
"The women had her arm tattooed" says that she went into a tattoo parlour and had it done - that statement notes the actions, rather than the subsequent appearance.
- sparrowLv 71 year ago
Carved involves removing small pieces of what your cutting, leaving a pattern. That's not what happened
during a tattoo. You can carve an apple, or a piece of wood.
- Anonymous1 year ago
On is the correct word
- KrishnamurthyLv 72 years ago
The woman had a tattoo carved on her arm.
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- curtisports2Lv 72 years ago
Carved does not belong. The woman had a tattoo on her arm.
- geezerLv 72 years ago
Tattoos are not "carved".
It should either be ..
The woman had a tattoo drawn on her arm
The woman had a tattoo of a **** on her arm
Either way the word is ON
- ZirpLv 72 years ago
The woman had a tattoo on her arm.
carving has nothing to do with it
- Anonymous2 years ago
The woman had a tattoo tattooed on her arm.
- Jay PLv 72 years ago
You don't 'carve' a tattoo. When you carve something, you cut into it, such as wood for example or in the terms of food, you can carve or slice it into smaller pieces.
The word tattoo can be an adjective as well so you can "the woman had her arm tattooed". Or, as you originally stated the sentence, you could replace the word 'carve' with 'drawn' so it would read "the woman had a tattoo drawn on her arm".
- 2 years ago
you carve into something
but a tattoo is not 'carved'