Inquring about the
permissibility of permanent tattoos in islam and any hadith associated with it.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Tattoos are strictly forbidden in Islaam.
Nabi ﷺ has cursed the person who gets a
tattoo and those who make the tattoo:
Ibn `Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) relates, “The
Prophet (ﷺ) has cursed the one who tattoos (themself or someone else) and
the one who gets tattooed”” (This prohibition is mentioned in many Ahadith,
narrated in Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i.]
This ruling applies to both males and females.
One must also abstain from temporary tattoos, due to its resemblance with
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Arshad Ali
Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)
This answer was collected from Fatwa-tt.com, which is operated by the Darul Iftaa of Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad and Tobago) under the advice and guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Daamat Barakaatuhum) of South Africa.