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I am not lucky.  You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard.  Don't call me lucky.  Call me a badass.  -Shonda Rimes Note to self: You gotta do this for you.  This is for you.  This [...]

Your 5 Most-Requested Translations for Arabic Tattoos

We posted a Youtube video a few months ago on general advice for Arabic tattoos.  I was happy to see many responses from people regarding their own ideas for Arabic tattoos, and replying to your comments has been both fun and gratifying. One of the comments read (below, in Arabic): "The Westerners get so many [...]

فكلّ حبّ وصداقة حقيقيين هما قصّة تحول غير متوقّع، ولو بقينا ذات الشخص قبل أن نحبّ وبعده، فهذا يعني أن حبّنا لم يكن كافياً

Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough.” -The Forty Rules of Love

MUST Watch before getting an Arabic tattoo

As a translator, I get a lot of inquiries regarding tattoos in Arabic.  I've seen some great stuff and I've seen some...let's just say "not so great" stuff. For those of you new to the language, here is a bit of introduction.  In the below video, I address basics of Arabic script and a few [...]