What is Tattoo?
Tattoo in yahoo messenger meant a symbol or an icon such as star, heart, clock, flash, circle, car, square, triangle, etc, that embedded with nickname in yahoo messenger. Tattoo only appear when we enter to chat room and type a message in there. Tattoo is a unique character. If you have seen this kind of tattoo before, I believe, in the first sight you are amazed and wondered. How does tattoo work? How do they make it?
You are wondering because you actually do not know how to make a kind of tattoo like what you saw in chat room. When you go to figure it out trough yahoo messenger’s help, you never get the answer. This because official yahoo messenger does not have a facility to made a tattoo. The only answer you will get is seeking the answer via Google. May be you find this page because of uncle Google who directed you to this page.
How to Make a Tattoo
The tattoo usually available in some of unofficial chat clients, but not all unofficial chat clients support and have a tattoo. Especially, if you use official yahoo messenger, you will not find this service. Yazak, YahElite, Y!mLite, Yam, Jam, and some of unofficial chat clients have this tattoo service. I will guarantee if you saw a nickname that has a tattoo, its mean that username use unofficial chat client.
After you already know an unofficial chat client produces a tattoo, the next step (if you want to make or use a tattoo) is install one of kind of unofficial chat clients. I will give you an example to use a tattoo via YahElite chat client.
Start your YahElite chat client. Then login to yahoo. When you have being connected and have being joined a room, click a menu task bar. Go to toolKit menu and click Attribute, click ChatScreenAppearance. From here, you will see a new window appear and the window show you many options. Under “Your text is shown” button, check “My Tattoo”. The default tattoo in YahElite is a blue star. You can change this tattoo by change the character of font. Blue star is under “Wingdings 12”. Just click the button that has a text “Wingdings 12” and you can pick a lot of symbols or characters supported by Wingdings 12”. You can have more symbols by change to other font (available: custom, marlett, symbol, Webdings, Wingdings, Wingding 2, and Wingding 3). You can also change the color of your tattoo by click a button color pallet (right of “Your text is shown” button).
Try to use your tattoo by typing a message in chat room. If you want to convinced your tattoo working, login your another username or ID via official yahoo messenger. Thus, joined your username to the same chat room that you been login before. Watch your tattoo working or not.
For others chat clients you can try the tattoo by your self.