Arabic tattoo: should I take the plunge?
More than being a trend, tattoos have become a symbol , a fighting tool or a means of expression increasingly used by people around the world.
The Arab tattoo, in its origins, had a cultural impact. It was used to mark the passage from adolescent life to adult life more than three thousand years ago. A symbol that served to reflect the origin of a person and their community.
More than a simple ornament, the tattoo marked a before and after in a person’s life; And that is a meaning that is still somewhat present today.
Whether you want to get one on your hip, arm or shoulder blade, you should know that it will accompany you all your life. Taking Arabic culture as inspiration (its language, its calligraphy, its symbolism …), tattoos of this aesthetic have been (and are) very successful.
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And what are the most frequent Arab tattoos ? In general, we can see that some models are more frequent than others. Many opt for inspirational phrases, proverbs or quotes, dates of birth, proper names. Arabic calligraphy is one of the favorites.
The reason is very simple: beyond its meaning and aesthetics, Arabic calligraphy is appreciated by many, especially the great Hollywood stars, who do not hesitate to tattoo the date of their children’s birth or the translation of a proverb. This is the case of, for example, Selena Gómez, Angelina Jolie or Ibrahimovic.
Although it is a symbol of Arab culture , the truth is that the tattoo is not the epicenter of the history of the Arab and Muslim world. To discover it in greater depth, let’s take a look at some of the architectural wonders built in the Maghreb and the Middle East.