Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Popularity of Persian Calligraphy

Persian calligraphy is increasingly popular in tattoos and designs for clothing, jewelry and other fashion accessories.

In ancient Persian tradition calligraphy of poetic phrases was often combined with graphic motifs.

Persian Calligraphy, Iran

A number of tattoo parlors in the west specialize in both Persian and Arabic script and there are also Facebook groups for fans of the art. Persian calligraphy now rivals Chinese and Japanese characters in popularity with people wanting a graphic and meaningful tattoo.

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