Show Us Your Ink! Our Fav Arab Celebs and Their Awesome Tattoos

Tattoo culture is growing strong in the Arab world, with more and more tattoo artists upping and changing the game. People are starting to embrace the normalization of the culture that used to be a taboo, and are delving into this exciting form of art. Arab celebrities also play a huge role in influencing people as they’re the role models of millions of their fans, slowly ending the stigma behind the topic. If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo and you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve compiled some of the coolest tattoos adorning the bodies of our fav Arab celebs.

Salma Abu Deif

Egyptian Actress Salma Abu Deif recently got the cutest flower tattoo by Milan-based artist Edoardo Tabacchi.

Ahmed Bahaa

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Singer, Percussionist, and Founder of Leading Egyptian Band Sharmoofers, Ahmed Bahaa has several cool tattoos of Arabic calligraphy.

Tamer Hashem

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Egyptian Drummer and Promising Actor Tamer Hashem has the logo of his band, Cairokee tattoed on his forearm.

Haifa Wehbe

Lebanese Superstar has some killer tattoos as well. The eye with a tear on her back is mesmerizing.

Ahmed El Fishawy

Probably the first name that will pop into anyone’s mind and arguably the most inked Arab Celebrity is Egyptian Actor and Rapper Ahmed El Fishawy.

Gehad Abdalla

Celebrity and Fashion Stylist Gehad Abdalla has the coolest scarab on her back, done by one of the most popular Egyptian tattoo studios Star Ink (you’ll definitely see that name a lot on this list).

Amr Diab

‘El Hadaba’ Amr Diab has a lot of tattoos on his body; one of the most popular was Abdalla the name of his son, which he got on his shoulder.

Ahmed Fahmy

Ahmed Fahmy has the cutest doggo ever tattoed on his shoulder, also by Star Ink!

Amir Eid

Amir Eid’s arm is basically a tattoo expo on its own! We love that crescent and three stars tattoo, a beautiful tribute to his Egyptian heritage.

Mahmoud El Esseily

Seems like Arabic calligraphy tattoos are Esseily’s favorite.

Zayn Malik

British Singer with Middle Eastern Origins Zayn Malik has a lot of tattoos all over his body as well! Any favorites?

Menna Shalaby

Egyptian Superstar Menna Shalaby has several tattoos, but the flower on her back shoulder is definitely our favorite.

Hany Adel

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Singer and Actor Hany Adel is one of the first Arab Celebrities that joined the semicolon cause and introduced it to the Arab World. He got a tattoo of a semicolon, used to raise awareness on mental illness, depression, and suicide.

WE SAID THIS: Let us know in the comments section which is your favorite!