Saudi's 'Tattoo King' handed jail and 200 lashes
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A man nicknamed the 'Tattoo King' has been sentenced to a year in jail and 200 lashes in Saudi Arabia, it was reported, after being convicted of tattooing females in the conservative Gulf kingdom.
Investigations revealed that the man had been applying his inky designs to women's bodies for nine years, according to Al Madina newspaper. Strict gender segregation is enforced between non-married, non-related males and females in Saudi Arabia.
The unnamed Lebanese man initially received female customers at his rented apartment in Jeddah, before paying women home visits in bid to avoid attention from the country's religious police.