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are tattoos haram or makrooh


As Salaam wa laikum
Are tattoos in Islam haram or mukru and why


Assalamu Alaykum

Thank you for your Question,

Kindly see answers of Ayatullah Sistani (D) in the following link on Tattoos:


Question: Is it permissible to get a tattoo?

Answer: There is no problem in it per se.

2Question: 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.

3Question: 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.