Spanish Verb TATUAR: to tattoo

The Spanish verb tatuar means 'to tattoo ' and is an irregular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine you see the TAT YOU ARE tattooing!

Tatuar makes conjugation changes in the Present, Present Subjunctive and Imperative tenses by adding an accent to the u.
During the first part of November a new irregular UAR verb is featured each day to enable you to consolidate some of the AR verb families. You will learn other verbs with similar patterns such as actuar, evaluar, habituar, insinuar, and others.
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Read on, below the TATUAR verb table...
           to tattoo: tatuar
Imagine you see the TAT YOU ARE TATTOOING!
Simple Tenses tatuar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

tatúo tatúas tatúa tatuamos tatuáis tatúan

tatuaba tatuabas tatuaba tatuábamos tatuabais tatuaban

tatué tatuaste tatuó tatuamos tatuasteis tatuaron

will tattoo
tatuaré tatuarás tatuará tatuaremos tatuaréis tatuarán

would tattoo
tatuaría tatuarías tatuaría tatuaríamos tatuaríais tatuarían

may tattoo
tatúe tatúes tatúe tatuemos tatuéis tatúen
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may tattoo
tatuara tatuaras tatuara tatuáramos tatuarais tatuaran
tatuase tatuases tatuase tatuásemos tatuaseis tatuasen
Imperative Tenses tatuar

¡tatúa! ¡tatúe! ¡tatuemos! ¡tatuad! ¡tatúen!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't tattoo!
¡no tatúes! ¡no tatúe! ¡no tatuemos! ¡no tatuéis! ¡no tatúen!
Compound Tenses tatuar - Past Participle tatuado - tattooed
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have tatuated
he tatuado has tatuado ha tatuado hemos tatuado habéis tatuado han tatuado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had tattooed
hube tatuado hubiste tatuado hubo tatuado hubimos tatuado hubisteis tatuado hubieron tatuado
Past Perfect

had tattooed
había tatuado habías tatuado había tatuado habíamos tatuado habíais tatuado habían tatuado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have tattooed
haya tatuado hayas tatuado haya tatuado hayamos tatuado hayáis tatuado hayan tatuado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have tattooed
habré tatuado habrás tatuado habrá tatuado habremos tatuado habréis tatuado habrán tatuado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have tattooed
habría tatuado habrías tatuado habría tatuado habríamos tatuado habríais tatuado habrían tatuado

may have tattooed
hubiera tatuado hubieras tatuado hubiera tatuado hubiéramos tatuado hubierais tatuado hubieran tatuado
hubiese tatuado hubieses tatuado hubiese tatuado hubiésemos tatuado hubieseis tatuado hubiesen tatuado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle tatuando - tattooing
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am tattooing
estoy tatuando estás tatuando está tatuando estamos tatuando está tatuando están tatuando
Preterit Progressive

was tattooing
estuve tatuando estuviste tatuando estuvo tatuando estuvimos tatuando estuvisteis tatuando estuvieron tatuando
Imperfect Progressive

had been tattooing
estaba tatuando estabas tatuando estaba tatuando estábamos tatuando estabais tatuando estaban tatuando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be tattooing
estaré tatuando estarás tatuando estará tatuando estaremos tatuando estaréis tatuando estarán tatuando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been tattooing
estaría tatuando estarías tatuando estabría tatuando estaríamos tatuando estaríais tatuando estarían tatuando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been tattooing
que ~ tatuando que ~ tatuando que ~ tatuando que ~ tatuando que ~ tatuando que ~ tatuando
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Spanish for tattoo is tatuar tatuar can also mean: to grade, to mark (ie an exam), to score; to count (towards).

Spanish for tattoo is tatuar el tatuaje (nm): tattoo, tattooing.
el tatuador (nm): tattoo artist.

Spanish for tattoo is tatuar Un tatuaje es una herida punzante en las capas profundas del piel, que se llena con tinta: A tattoo is a puncture wound in the deep layers of the skin, that is filled in with ink.

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In irregular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos tatúas
Presente de Subjuntivo:  vos tatúes


  • The Spanish verb for tattoo tatuar is an Irregular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate tatuar and it will reinforce this irregular pattern.
  • Do a series of verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the Spanish Verbs List.
  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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