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Is It Permissible To Get A Tattoo?

Q:

My search online shows that NO, tattoos are Haraam due to a saying by the prophet PBUH for the reasons that it mutilates the body or alters the body. However women shape their eyebrows, pierce their ears, noses and dye their hair all the time. Why are these allowed they are the same thing. We get laser hair removal which is permanent and even some women get facelifts. Why are these allowed but tattoos are so forbidden? Some sources say that it is based on the culture you live in. For example in Asia piercings are common and traditional but in the Americas so are tattoos. Please let me know your thoughts.

A:

Salaam Alaykum,

Kindly refer to the following link: http://askanalim.org/node/6090

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