Afghan female artist breaks tattoo taboo in Kabul studio

A normal routine in studios around the world, Shahidy’s artwork in the conservative country breaks a tattoo taboo: she believes she is the first female tattoo artist in a country where some religious scholars say tattoos are forbidden under Islam.

β€œI could have performed this profession abroad but I wanted to do it in Afghanistan because there are no female tattoo artists in the country,” she told Reuters. β€œI believe it’s not only men who can apply tattoos. Women can do it too.”

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