If you dream or have a vision that you have tattoos, it tells you about individuality and the need to stand out from the crowd. Another explanation is awareness of the choices you have made who you want to be and how you want to present yourself.
You want to be unique and different, show your soul colors, live from your source, your base. Soul colors, expression and uttering is the most important dream interpretation that you can take with you to explain your dream. Ask yourself what do I want, who am I, what beautiful soul colors do I have and so on.
Another explanation is the awareness of underlying fears, sadness, emotions and the processing of what is under the skin; so that which may or wants to come out. That which you want to share with the rest of the world and/or that you would like to share but do not (yet) dare, can or do not want to.
Another explanation is that the tattoo or body painting stands for confidence, radiating strength and believing in yourself. An alternative explanation is that a tattoo stands for hiding the scars of life. Not overcoming old unhealthy patterns, trying to mask, remove and hide obstacles you have encountered in the course of your life. Another alternative explanation is to cover up your true self and your true character traits and/or old wounds, emotions, trauma and sadness and so on.
An additional important explanation is that it can indicate addictive behavior, stuck patterns and recurring life lessons, - past life experiences and so on. The tattoo refers to trauma and experiences that you as a soul experience deep from your source, your heart, your base and therefore also a signal to a past life memory.
Also pay very close attention to the images, colors and patterns, this tells you a lot about what you want to express, what you are doing at this moment in life and/or your past life memories and so on.
Also pay attention to where you have the tattoo or body painting, on your arm or on your leg, your stomach, your head has a different explanation!