What’s in a name – why Tattoo?

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What’s in a name – why Tattoo?

Because we want to make an indelible impression!

Tattoo Yachts is a nod to our British and Scottish heritage.  The word ‘tattoo’ comes from the closing-time cry in the inns in the Low Countries during the 17th and 18th centuries – ‘Doe den tap toe’ (‘Turn off the taps’).  It evolved into a tradition of evening music (like Taps in the U.S.).

Our logo reflects the drums of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a world famous event with stirring pipe and drum music.

If you have 6 minutes to spare there is an excellent clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQdsqD9TzpI

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