Arabic numeral tattoos, distinguish them

Arabic Numbers Tattoos

The number tattoos Arabs are inspired by a system numeral what ... but wait! In fact, there are different Arabic numeral systems for inspiration.

So you don't make any trouble for yourself, in this article we have prepared a short explanation of the two most important: Eastern and Western Arabic numerals.

Western Arabic numerals or Arabic numerals

Arabic Numbers Tattoos List


Surely these numbers sound like a lot to you, in fact, they are the ones we use on a daily basis. They have their origin in the mathematicians of India, who were already using them in the year 500 BC, although they did not reach Europe until 1202!

It was thanks to Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician who, on one of his many trips to the Mediterranean and North Africa, found the Arabic numerals and realized that they were much easier to use than Roman numerals, the most common in Europe at the time. With the help of his Liber abaci, the Arabic numerals achieved the immense popularity they have today.

Eastern Arabic numerals

Arabic Numeral Clock Tattoos


You may find the oriental Arabic numerals more attractive for Arabic numeral tattoos, which currently used in eastern countries of the Arab world (often in conjunction with western Arabic numerals), for example Egypt, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, or the United Arab Emirates.

At once, there are two major variations of this numbering, Arabic and Persian, depending on whether Urdu is spoken in the countries where it is used. In fact, the differences are very small, only in the numbers 4, 5 and 6.

Finally, if you opt for this numbering when getting a tattoo, it is important that you bear in mind that, Although Arabic is written from right to left, the figures are written backwards, from left to right.

We hope this article on Arabic number tattoos has been interesting for you. Tell us, do you have any tattoos with eastern or western Arabic numerals? Which one do you like the most? Let us know in the comments!

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