Recent Calligraphy Work
I’ve been lucky enough to be working a couple hours a day recently on calligraphy commissions. Most have been for tattoo designs, and it makes me really happy to be able to be translating and doing Arabic calligraphy in order to fulfill people’s ideas for their tattoos.
Here is a small gallery of recent work I’ve done. If you’re interested in getting an Arabic tattoo designed, feel free to contact me at arabic.calligrapherATgmailDOTcom.
All of these works, with the exception of the top one, were hand-written with a bamboo pen and India ink, and then scanned into Photoshop. This gives me flexibility when arranging the words, in case the client wants something arranged differently.
“A fox is not taken twice in the same snare.”
“Always trust in yourself.”
“I am the truth.”
Two wrist tattoos, designed to form an oval of negative space when they wrap around and meet. The top reads, “Life is a rhythm, the universe is a melody, and everything is music.” and the bottom reads, “the apple of discord.”
It took me a while to get that one down.
An Ezra Pound quote from the poem Hugh Selwyn Mauberly, “For love of slaughter…Learning later.”
“Truth is my light”
Please check out my page about Arabic Tattoos for more examples of the styles I work in and my rates.