Is Scalp Micropigmentation Halal or Haram

Muslims are encouraged to take care of their appearance and maintain personal hygiene as it is considered a form of worship in Islam. This includes keeping oneself clean and well-groomed.

Unlike tattooing, micropigmentation is a slightly new method, this can lead legal scholars (Muftis) to not be able to distinguish between micropigmentation and tattooing.

To know why micropigmentation is not haram, we should understand the following.

  1. The difference between micropigmentation and tattooing.
  2. How each one works.
  3. Why the tattoo is haram in the first place?

1. The difference between micropigmentation and tattooing

What is Tattooing?

Tattooing is a process of inserting chemical ink into the skin to create a permanent design.

What is Micropigmentation?

Micropigmentation involves the use of a needle and an organic pigment to add colour to the skin. The pigment is injected above the dermis, the second layer of skin.

2. How Micropigmentation and Tattooing are done

How does tattooing work?

Tattoos are created by injecting ink into the dermis, which is the second layer of the skin. The dermis is located below the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and contains blood vessels, nerve endings, and hair follicles. The ink is injected into the dermis using a needle and is held in place by the cells in this layer of the skin. Because the dermis is deeper than the epidermis.

How does Micropigmentation work?

In micropigmentation, the ink is injected above the dermis (the second layer of the skin.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Halal or Haram? 1
The difference between micropigmentation and tattooing is in injecting the skin layers.

3. The prohibition of tattooing in Islam

Why tattooing is haram?

There are many debating reasons, but the main reason is Taharah (ritual purity).

Why Micropigmentation is halal?

The reasons why tattooing is haram don’t apply to micropigmentation.

  1. Since micropigmentation is injected above the second layer of the skin, the water can be absorbed during Wudu and Ghusl.
  2. The type of ink used in micropigmentation is organic and not considered impure (Najis).

In the end, we would love to mention the following Hadith that was narrated by Imam Ahmad (17545) on the authority of Wabisa bin Ma’bad, may God be pleased with him, that the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said to him:

“Ask your heart and ask yourself three times٫ righteousness is where the soul finds peace, and sinfulness is that which wavers in the soul and hesitates in the chest, even if people give you a fatwa”.

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