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    GeneD is offline Senior Member
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    That's a weird thing to have tattooed on your arm.

    That's a weird thing to have tattooed on your arm. It's from exercises.

    What confuses me is the expression "to have tattooed on your arm". I would expect "to have a tattoo on your arm" or "have tattooed your arm" (without "on") or rather "have your arm tatooed". Is it a typo or a natural expression?
    Last edited by GeneD; 25-Oct-2017 at 12:20.
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: That's a weird thing to have tattooed on your arm.

    It's perfectly correct, natural and common.

    To 'have something done' is a causative use of the verb 'have'.

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