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Which word is correct?

The woman had a tattoo carved (on / in / into) her arm.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    "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.

  • 1 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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    On is the correct word

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  • 2 years ago

    The woman had a tattoo carved on her arm.

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  • 2 years ago

    Carved does not belong. The woman had a tattoo on her arm.

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Tattoos are not "carved".

    It should either be ..

    The woman had a tattoo drawn on her arm

    or

    The woman had a tattoo of a **** on her arm

    Either way the word is ON

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The woman had a tattoo on her arm.

    carving has nothing to do with it

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    The woman had a tattoo tattooed on her arm.

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    2 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".

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  • 2 years ago

    you carve into something

    but a tattoo is not 'carved'

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