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Is microblading and micro shaping allowed

Question:

I was reading a Jewish weekly magazine this past shabbos and saw an ad for microblading for eyebrows. I was surprised to see this since from my understanding microblading is in essence a form of tattooing and I understood that it’s not allowed al-pi-Halacha. I would appreciate a psak if this is allowed and if so what is the heter based on? Thank you

Answer:

You are very correct, according to almost all poskim a woman should not use permanent or semi-permanent makeup, because of the prohibition not to have a tattoo. If it being done specifically to cover a blemish that she is embarrassed of then it would be permitted.

Sources:

See Techumin 18 pg. 114, and Vhoyo Haolam CH:M 15 in the name of Horav Eliyashiv Horav E. Greenblatt and Dayan Fisher zt”l, Shraga Hameir 8-44, 45, Shevet Halevi 10-137, L’horos Nosan 10-64, Chut Shani Shabbos 3- pg. 141, Megillas Sefer Y:D-16, Minchas Asher, Horav Y. Reisman shlit”a  Melachim 2 tape 136. Rivivos V’yovlos 2- 151.

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