Definition of tattoo:
an image made in the skin with ink and a needle; a method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface. The skin is punctured with a sharp instrument, which now is usually a solenoid-driven needle, that carries the inks to lower layers of the skin
to apply a tattoo to (someone or something); to hit the ball hard, as if to figuratively leave a tattoo on the ball of the reverse image of the label of the bat
"jones tattoos one into the gap in left; that will clear the bases."