Monday 24 Muḥarram 1441 - 23 September 2019

Ruling on temporary tattoos


What is the ruling on so-called temporary tattoos, which is a kind of picture that sticks to some part of the body and disappears after a few days?


Praise be to Allaah.

If it is a picture of an animal etc., then it is haraam and is not allowed. If it is a picture of trees or similar patterns, then it is OK, but in my view it is better not to do this, because it imposes an extra burden on women of spending and having to take care of these patterns. So it is better not to do it.

Source: From the Fatwas of Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen for al-Da’wah magazine, no. 1741, 7/2/1421 AH, p. 36

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