Indonesian Muslims sign up for tattoo removal ‘to repent’ during Ramadan


JAKARTA: Bima Abdul Sholeh, 32, sat calmly as a doctor armed with a laser pointer zapped tattoos from his face at an event in Jakarta being held by a charity organization during the holy month of Ramadan to give practicing Muslims an opportunity to “repent.”
Like him, more than a hundred Indonesians have signed up for tattoo removal procedures being conducted free of charge by the Amil Zakat National Agency, an Islamic charity organization, during Ramadan which this year falls in early March to April.