tatter rhymes very near to torture...and think of physically tortured or student in college whose all clothes are torn into pieces.....
agar kapde k kisi part pe tatti gir jaeygi to hum us part ko faadh dengey
sounds like "futt er" means torn cloth.
Tatter and Batter (to bash up or be bashed) are rhyming words. The thief's clothes were absolutely tattered because the policemen had battered him up very badly.
remember TATOO... to apply a tatoo ,u need to tatter ur clothes.
in hindi it sounds like "tittar-bhittar" means destroyed completely into pieces
Think superlative degree of tato is tatter a sticker.