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 decorate their bodies with printing tattoos and the very unique symbolism of Arabic Tattoos drafted in the very fashionable calligraphy gives a great visual Tattoo.
Some of the famous celebs have chosen Arabic Tattoos to decorate their body, not some loose henna either but permanent tattoo written in Arabic.
First of all, pick a word or phrase that you relate to. Many people want poetry or inspirational quotes. The easiest choice is a name of you or someone you love.
Second, consult a professional translator to see how well your word or phrase translated into Arabic. Arabic lacks individual letters that exist in English so even the simplest name can sound and mean something different in Arabic. Check if your translation will have other meanings that you may be unaware of.
Third, which is a crucial step, choose the font and design for your tattoo. When the trend of Arabic tattoos started, the traditional Arabic font was the only option available, unless you knew someone who has Arabic installed on his computer and can download fonts for you. But now, you can search the term “Arabic Tattoo” and come across many beautiful fonts and designs for your tattoo. Some sites offer calligraphy which is a very special way to display your symbol.If you are more traditional, you might want to go with a simple circle or a vertical line.
And for the last part – which is a crucial step: make sure you give the tattoo artist accurate instructions on how to place your tattoo. Chances are your tattoo artist will not be able to tell if you have given him a flipped design. So writing a simple “left” and “right” on your design guarantees that the result will be an actual Arabic inscription tattoo and not a mirrored one.
If you do learn to identify the Arabic letters at some point, you will come to realize that many tattoos are meaningless, or inverted, rotated, mirrored and flipped.