“Investigations revealed the Lebanese had been practicing this job for nine years,” said Al-Madina.
“At first, he used to receive women in a rented apartment [in the western city of Jeddah] but later he began going to women’s homes to draw tattoos on their bodies” to avoid being caught by Saudi religious police, said the daily.
He was finally nabbed by members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice [religious police] in an undercover operation.
“They seized with him a bag in which he carried creams for weight loss, breast firming and for skin whitening,” Al Madina said. They also found on his mobile phone pictures of tattooed women.
Prosecutors said they would appeal for a stronger punishment against the man, who is also accused of having met privately with women in the state where mixing of the sexes is prohibited, said Al Madina.
Tattoos are not in keeping with Islamic tradition.