Among the many tattoos we see on our favourite celebrities’ skin, it still gives us pleasure to spot an Arabic word here or there. People all over the world are getting Arabic tattoos because not everyone can read them and understand the meaning that lies behind, which makes them feel less exposed. But we were lucky enough.
Rihanna has the statement “الحرية في المسيح” inked on the left side of her ribcage which translates into “Freedom in Christ.”
2. Angelina Jolie
The perfect woman with a number of tattoos has the term “العزيمة” inked on her right fore-arm which translates into “determination” or “strength in will.” The thing about this tattoo is that it was to cover up a previous one that she got with her ex-husband. Especially, knowing that Angelena usually gets tattoos in remembrance of significant changes and developments of her life.
3. Christina Perri
On her left forearm, Christina has the word “مكتوب” inked on her skin, which literally translates into “written” which means that everything that happens has been planned and written by God and this can be referred to as “destiny” or “fate”.
4. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez has the statement “أحب نفسك أولًا” tattooed on her back, which translates into “Love Yourself First”. It is said that her tattoo artist only took 30 minutes to finish this design.
5. Leona Lewis
6. Zoe Kravitz
At last, here is a sad story of a tattoo gone grammatically wrong. Zoe meant to tattoo the statement “Let the love rule” as in “دع الحب يحكم” but instead, the translation turned out into “Let the love the rule” where the word “rule” was translated into the form of a noun (قاعدة) instead of a verb. Yet, we must admit, the Arabic letters are still a great sight. Originally, “Let the love rule” is a title to one of Zoe’s father’s, Lenny Kravitz, songs released in 1989.