When I do calligraphy for tattoos, invitations, logos or anything else, I usually have two options for design orientation: Linear or Figural. Linear, as it suggests, is text on a straight line, while figural is ‘bunched-up’ calligraphy, or calligraphy that conforms to a specific shape (an animal, a circle, the shape of a country etc). Figural styles take longer to figure out, as they depend more on the inner dynamics of the phrase itself, how each letter relates to the other, how they can come together to make a cohesive and fluid design.
Here are a few recent figural designs I’ve done for people. If you are interested in having an Arabic logo, tattoo, or original custom-written piece designed in calligraphy, please go to my other site, Arabic Calligraphy Design. You can see some of the styles I normally work in and order designs directly online there.
All of these designs are hand-written with a reed pen and ink, I never use computer-made fonts in my work.