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A tattoo, or dermal art, was a mark or design that was placed on the skin. They were usually permanent, but could be removed.
After Chris Brynner met Jadzia Dax in 2024 San Francisco, he thought her Trill spots were a type of tattoo from Japan. Brynner himself had a Māori tattoo done in the 1990s, but had it removed. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I")
Prior to the mid-22nd century, dermal art was very common on Denobula. Phlox's parents insisted he studied it, which came in usefull when he used his skills to create faux prison markings on Degra's arm. (ENT: "Stratagem")
The holographic Bajoran character Katanay in the holoprogram Photons Be Free, who was based on Chakotay, also had a tattoo. His tattoo was more colorful, however, and depicted the Bajoran logo surrounded by a snake. (VOY: "Author, Author")