Q: Sometimes, we see some of the students of the center
having tattoos on their hands,
such as a heart pierced with an arrow, for example, or other drawings and symbols such as a harborage. Fearing the spread of this phenomenon among the students of the center, we hope to explain the ruling on this according to the Shari`ah (Islamic law), especially that removing tattoos requires surgery necessitating a fifteen day hospital stay. Will we be sinful for informing the authorities about the tattoo bearers who should undergo surgery for removing their tattoos? Please advise, may Allah guide them and reward you!
The students are not obligated to remove the described tattoos if the removal necessitates undergoing surgery as is already mentioned. (Part No. 24; Page No. 103) However, their families must be informed about the impermissibility of this action in future. They should repent to Allah and the prohibition of this act should be announced in the center to be known by all the attendants.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.