In most Arab cultures tattoos have been symbols such as stars and not written words, what we have here is the East meeting the West. The need for western celebrities to adorn their bodies with writing tattoos and the very distinctive symbolism of Arabic Tattoos written in the very stylish calligraphy gives a great visual Arabic Tattoo.
Some of the biggest and hottest celebrities have chosen Arabic Tattoos to adorn their body, not some removable henna either but permanent tattoo written in Arabic.
It would be impossible for us to determine the reason why they choose Arabic Tattoos this is a very personal choice known only to them. However if we look at the Arabic writing a style called Calligraphy which can provide your inspirational saying in what looks like a landscaped picture. Arabic Tattoos can be designed to look like an abstract drawing and still translate accurately they can be like a work of art from Picasso.
Perhaps this is why Angelina Jolie chooses to have one on her arm and also why the very latest tattoo which adorns Rihanna is in Arabic script. In the case of Angelina Jolie all agree it is the correct wording and translation for what she has chosen to say "al-'azeema, meaning" the determination "or" the firm will "However this is not the case with Rihanna where there is some debate as to whether the Tattoo is correctly scripted. Rihanna has chosen "al-horriya fi maseeh), or in English" the freedom in Messiah ". Some however say it is 'Al Hurria fi Al Maseeh' translating into Freedom in Christ. The "AL" looks missing but could easily be rectified.
The key here is whilst Arabic tattoos are very popular they can be fraught with difficulties like any other symbol or language. In Arabic there is no V often when translated F is used but that is not always correct so it is very important that we get a proper translation and a proper template. After all you cannot expect every Tattoo artist to know every symbol or every language.
Arabic tattoos can be very eye-catching and a major talking point at any gathering or occasions so it is best if we plan what we want to say and why and then ensure that we actually say what we meant to say.
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