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Question & Answer » Tattoos

1 Question: Is it permissible to get a tattoo?
Answer: There is no problem in it per se.
2 Question: What is the Islamic law about tattoos? Do they affect the wudhu and ghusl?
Answer: Tattoos are permissible and they do not affect wudhu irrespective of whether they are permanent or temporary.
3 Question: Is it permissible for a woman to get her eyebrows tattooed?
Answer: Since the tattoos are done under the skin, there is no problem. However, if they are considered zinah (adornment) in common view, she must cover them from non-mahram men.
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