Monday, November 14, 2011

A Great Arabic Tattoo

Unlike many other lettering tattoo trends, Arabic tattoo are not very common in the US. However, worldwide they are quite popular and not only with Arabic speaking people.
So what are the Arabic tattoo trends?
Since this trend is growing in popularity, here are a couple of things you should know:
1. Most people choose to get one word to tattoo in Arabic.
2. One of the most popular places for such a tattoo is the wrist
3. Many people tattoo names of loved ones in Arabic
4. Another common one word tattoo trend is that of empowering words, like serenity
So what should you know in order to guarantee your new tattoo is a great one?
You must make sure that your tattoo artist knows how to correctly place your tattoo stencil. Most will not know so you will need to get the directions from someone who can read Arabic.

Don't get your translation and design from someone just because he claims to know Arabic. Today, many people are trying to be nice and help others. Whenever someone asks for a translation, these people go to Google translate or pull up a dictionary, and provide you with incorrect translations. That is all well and good if you just want to convey an idea to an Arabic speaking individual, he or she will probably understand the meaning. But that doesn't mean it can be tattooed.
Make sure you use a professional translator. Remember, an Arabic tattoo is not simply different letters. It is a whole world that has a different culture and a different set of grammar rules.
Another thing that can help the end result is choosing a font and style that speaks to you. There are fancy fonts and simple ones, you can get your tattoo letters shaped as a star of a flower. The choices are limitless, all you need to do is get the right professional and let your imagination run wild.

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