inking

noun

ink·​ing ˈiŋk-iŋ How to pronounce inking (audio)
plural inkings
: tattoo sense 1a
His arm inkings include a crown, a skeleton and Jesus.Charlotte Triggs

Examples of inking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Subsequent mega-hits like Glee and American Horror Story cemented his status as one of the modern era’s most successful producers and led to the inking of his 2018 Netflix contract, the biggest development deal in TV history. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 Beckinsale's latest inking sits above her forearm tribute to her late cat Clive. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 Melanie Griffith has replaced her Antonio Banderas tattoo with a new sentimental inking. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 11 July 2023 On Thursday's episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the daytime talk show host shared that the inking was inspired by her daughters. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 10 May 2021 Following the Monza victory, Brown and Ricciardo visited a tattoo parlor in Texas so that Brown could commemorate the win with a permanent inking of the Monza circuit on his arm. Jenna Fryer, Chron, 24 Aug. 2022 The inking has Evie's first initial on one end and son Jack's on the other. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 11 Feb. 2022 But as all clubs spent more than 80% of revenue earned on inking, or servicing, contracts with players, even a small shock would mean the majority of league sides failing. Will Nicoll, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2022 The inking of the trio kept alive what has become quite a tradition of UCF recruiting and signing players from Seminole. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, 16 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inking was in 1994

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“Inking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inking. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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