Even if you do not understand Arabic, Arabic tattoo designs and meanings are quite intriguing. That said, more and more people are getting Arabic design. The writing is elegant and mysterious. It also has a charm that you cannot help but stare.
Arabic tattoos are also popular among celebrities. There are a lot of them with messages written in Arabic letters and inked on their bodies. The most popular ones are Angelina Jolie and Rihanna. Megan Fox and Cheryl Cole have them too.
Arabic is one of the most elegant languages in the world through its cursive flow giving every letter a heavenly look. In this post, let us explore some of the Arabic tattoos that you can use as an inspiration.
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Arabic Tattoo Designs And Meanings
Seen on Angelina Jolie’s right arm, Al-Azeema means determination or firm will. Angelina is one of the celebrities with many different tattoos on her body The actress is known to get tattoos to mark some of the important developments in her life. The Arabic writings in her forearm were to cover up an abstract line design that she made with her ex hubby. There are different interpretations about the Arabic tattoo of Angelina. Some said that it means determination while others said that it is strength of will.
2. Rihanna’s Freedom in Christ
Another celebrity with Arabic tattoo design is Rihanna. Just like Angelina, Rihanna has more than 10 tattoos in her body. Her romance with the ink started in 2006. It is not known yet when she got her Arabic tattoo that says “Al Hurria fi Al Maseeh.” This means Freedom in God. The childhood of Rihanna was not an easy one. Her tattoos can be a way for her to express her strength and freedom that she has found in her adult life.
3. Maktub of Christina Perri
Christina Perri is known for her famous song “Jar of Hearts.” The singer is said to have more than 50 tattoos in her body (and counting). Her tattoo in Arabic is written on her left forearm and it says “maktub.” It means that “it is written.” The idea of the design means that everything has been written and pre-ordained by God. Christina’s “it is written” tattoo may refer to the book of life. It is almost similar to “destiny” in English. It could also be about “fate.”
4. Zayn Malik
This former member of One Direction has many tattoos in his beautiful, gorgeous body. The first Arabic tattoo is located on his chest and it spells “Walter” but it is written in Arabic letters. Walter is the name of his grandfather, as way to remember him, which is quite a sweet thing to do. His second tattoo is found on his collar bone. In English, it means “be true to who you are.” But the Arabic letters are not written in proper translation. Rather, they were written as how you say/pronounce the quote. Many critics said that Zayn should have translated it in proper Arabic rather than having the English sounds written in Arabic letters.
5. Zoe Zaldana
Zoe Zaldana does not have many tattoos, unlike those celebrities we have mentioned above. But Zoe has two Arabic tattoos. She has one on her back and another one on her foot. But Arabic translators could not make sense to what her Arabic tattoo really meant. The Arabic tattoo on her back is just jumble of letters. They just do not form intelligible words. The one on her foot is pronounced as “ureed yu as’alha.” The first word means “I want” and the third word means “I ask her.” The “yu” in the middle does not make sense. For some experts, it might mean two words or names. It is only Zoe who could answer that.
6. Selena Gomez
Just like Zoe, Selena Gomez does not have many inks in her body. However, she is starting to get more tattoos as of late. One of her tattoo designs is in Arabic and it is written on her right shoulder. The Arabic inscription meant “Love Yourself First.” It was done by a tattoo artist known as Bang Bang McCurdy. Selena wanted this tattoo to be written the way she wanted it to. The design is around 4 inches. The artist who designed it said that it only took him about 30 minutes to finish the design.
7. Kym Marsh (formerly Ryder)
In the U.S., she may not be as popular as Selena Gomez. It is probably because she is British and resides in Britain. But, just like Selena, Kym, too, is a fan of Arabic tattoo. She has one on her shoulder and it is about the name of her kids. They are subtle, even though they are placed in a conspicuous location. But they do not draw too much attention. She surely managed to have a tattoo that is highly visible but it still looks classy and beautiful.
8. Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz might have gotten her affinity from her father Lenny Kravitz. She appeared in several movies and one of them is X-Men: First Class. In terms of her love of tattoos, she has quite a few. The most striking one is probably her Arabic tattoo design inked on her left upper back. Unfortunately, for her, the tattoo is grammatically incorrect. When you literally translate it, it means “let the love the rule.” Despite that, experts think that what the tattoo really meant is “let love rule.” It is a title of a song that her father wrote and sang.
9. Colin Farrell
Colin is also known for having many tattoos on his body. He has two Arabic tattoos. On his wrist, it says “al-hurriya.” This means “freedom” in English. The second Arabic tattoo is found on his back. But its meaning is not quite understood as he does not show it very often.
10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan is one of the most famous football players. If you are just starting to learn about this language, you might find his tattoo a bit confusing. However, the inscription on his arm is just a translation of his last name in Arabic language. Arabic letters do not correspond to just one or two English letters. His tattoo designer simply chose something that is as close as possible to it to make the pronunciation more or less the same as his last name. Good thing is that his tattoo is spelled and written in correct manner.
Why Choose Arabic Tattoo Designs?
One of the main reasons people are getting Arabic tattoos is that not all people can read it. Thus, it is an easy way for them to express their feelings and emotions in a manner that it is only the wearers who could understand the real meaning of the design.
Tattoos in Arabic language are very cool. But make sure that what you have is properly written. If it is translated in English, ensure that it is grammatically correct. But since tattoos are yours, you should not care about what people are saying about them.
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