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Submitted by Nadia, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:51

Hi Jessica, Islam forbids tatoos although many bedouin Arab and some Berbers tatoo their face and body. Nowadays Muslims are more aware of Islam and its laws and tatoos are frowned upon. Many Muslims see tatoos as extremely distastefull especially on a woman. You are right about never tatooing a boyfriend's name on Your body. I add : never tatoo anything! Tatoos are painfull, can lead to horrid allergic reactions to the dye, permanent scarring, keloids and so on. There are infection risks as well- hepatitis B and C, HIV among others. Also, with age skin sags and tatoos can distort and look quite silly. I have never had tatoos done and never will. I sometimes get a henna temporary tatoo or a harkous painting or khidab. It looks stunning and it goes on its own after about 2 weeks from skin. Nails get a permanent stain but I can live with it until I chop them off or can cover with nail polish. I usually paint my nails before henna so no stain. Hennaed nails can look good, especially when done with red Yemeni or Sudanese henna that never yellows and buffed to high shine.

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