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Tattoo

Q:

Tattoos are the most controversial aspect I have come across, being a huge fan of tattoos i really want one too. However, some people says that it is prohibited while other says we can have one but it shall not be Face shape etc. Can you please guide me ?

A:

There is no problem with tattoos per se according to the rulings of Syed Sistani. Please see this link for further details (English): https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01336/

In terms of a tattoo with an image of body - In itself it is permissible.
In terms of a tattoo with an image of animals - In itself it is permissible.
In terms of a tattoo  on women - again in itself permissible, but if considered a form of beautification must be covered in front of na-mahram (whom a woman must cover and wear the hijab from).

However, tattoos are not something this is appropriate and narrations tell us that they are not approved of.

More here (Arabic): https://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/0760/

S.L Al-Hakim