Arabic Tattoo Design: Strength, Courage, And Wisdom

I have translated both strength and courage before, but not in combination with “wisdom”. This is the combination requested by a reader:


You seem like someone who know what they are talking about. I am thinking about getting a tat that says strength, courage, and wisdom. I want it arabic because that was the las language that my grandfather learned before he passed away. We were very close and it is going to kind of be my tribute to him. I want to make sure that what I am getting tattooed on my body is correct so if you could give me those three words in that order that would be awesome.

Sounds like your grandfather was an awesome person, learning Arabic! I’m happy to oblige and translate your request.  “Strength, Courage, And Wisdom” is “القوة والشجاعة والحكمة” in Arabic. It is pronounced “al-quwwa wa sh-shajjaa3a wa l-Hikma” with the <q> being like our “k”, but more from the back of the throat, the <3> being like our “a” but more high-pitched and also from the back of the throat, and the <H> being like our “h”, but with much more “air” from the back of the throat.

Below is your Arabic tattoo design in five different fonts/styles. Pick one you like:

Arabic Tattoo Design: Strength, Courage, And Wisdom

Arabic Tattoo Design: Strength, Courage, And Wisdom

I hope you like the tattoo design. If you feel like you want to get an Arabic tattoo yourself you might want to check out my book “Arabic Tattoos” that contains more than 1400 unique Arabic tattoo designs. Alternatively, you can hire me to create a custom tattoo for you.

113 thoughts on “Arabic Tattoo Design: Strength, Courage, And Wisdom

  1. Hey I’ve been wanting to get an arabic tattoo for a looong time now.I just love the way its is written. I was wondering if you can translate “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Please and Thank you!!

  2. Can you please translate this quote “time heals all wounds,”
    and the following names Omar, Jamila and Safiyah (separately).

    Thanks so much for your help,

  3. as salaam!
    I know some Arabic, but would want the following phrase translated and displayed accurately:
    “carry Joy – build Hope – offer Love”

    thanks in advance!

  4. Hi, I was wondering if you could post or e-mail me in arabic, “you will never hurt, desrtroy me or stop me from believing” thank you

  5. Hey i was hoping to get “inner beauty” or “inner strength” in arabic.
    can you help me plleeassee? (:

  6. I am about to get a tattoo , “peace within” i want it in arabic, could someone please post the translation as im not sure if the one i have is accurate.

  7. Hello! I am currently attending Yoga classes, and learning how to become more mindful. I would love to get a ttatoo in arabic that says Mindfulness. can you please help? thank you very much!

  8. Hi could you please translate the phrase “Never give up on something you can not go a day without thinking about” ,i would really like to make it tatoo on my spine.

  9. Hi. My dad came from Tunisa and my name Hanna means Happiness. (or so he told me anyway!) Could you give me the translation please as unfortunatley he passed away a few weeks ago and would like to have a tattoo of Happiness in arabic as a tribute.

  10. Hi. I was also planning on getting an Arabic tattoo sometime soon for my birthday, which is today. I also do not want something incorrect on my body forever like some of these other people have said as well. I was thinking about getting the work “courage” or “strength” or possibly “hope forever” on my arm. Could you please translate these for me? It would be much appreciated. I’ve been stressing to fine a reputable translating person/site. Thankyou 🙂

  11. Hi Hanna! Yes, your name – هناء – does indeed mean “happiness” or “bliss” in Arabic. There are six designs for your name on page 297 of my Arabic Tattoos eBook. To give you a taste, here are three of them:
    Hanna / happiness in Arabic

  12. hello, im after an Arabic tattoo sometime soon going down my spine, for: Joice Elaine Rowan, for my nana that has passed. It would be much appreciated I’ve been looking non stop.

  13. Hello i am interested in getting Live, Learn, Laugh, Love in Arabic tattoo and would like to know the correct translation? can you please help me out? Thanks!!!

  14. Hello,
    I was wondering if you could help me translate my name: ‘SHAKIRA’; i know it means ‘thankful one’ but I wonder what it would look like.

    kindest regards

  15. hello my name is karl but i would like two designs an cant find them, i would like either…..KARL.. or WELSHY.
    please can you help me find.

  16. I’ve visited several different sites for date translastions (written in full) and all seem to be different . . .why is this? I’ve been wanting to tattoo four dates (month, date, year) and I need help with translation . . help anyone?

  17. Hi Jo! The reason why you see so many different translations for dates is that some people use the Western numerals (1,2,3…) and others use the so-called Arabic-Indic numerals (١,٢,٣ …). Furthermore, the names of the calendar months differ from country to country. You can check out my custom tattoo design and translation service if you want me to translate and design a specific tattoo for you that includes dates. You only need to specifiy which Arab country you want the names of the calendar months and the numeral system from.

  18. hi there, i am wanting an arabic tattoo . Could you please translate > Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless,we are one

  19. Elli, do you really want to get all those words tattooed, or just one of them?

  20. Hi Rui! Unfortunately, I’ve never been to Sydney and don’t know any tattoo artists there. Perhaps one of my readers can give a recommendation? In the meantime, a good alternative might be to order a custom Arabic tattoo design from me and then take the design to a tattoo artist that you trust.

  21. Hi.. i was hoping you could help me!? im planning to get a tattoo down my spine that oureads, “Grandma my gaurdian angel” Could you please translate this for me in arabic? I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much!

  22. hi i was wondering if you can translate for me “A true work of art is nothing but a shawdow of devine perfection” thanks !

  23. hi….i was hoping you could help…and translate for me….virgo, cancer and sagitarious…thank u !

  24. Hi Arabic Genie!

    I’ve sent you an email, but just in case I wondered if you’d be able to translate the word ‘Freedom’, I know it’s been done before but I can’t get it in written script on my computer!

    What you’re doing here is a fantastic thing, and I would be really grateful for your help.

    Thank you so much!!

  25. hello i am getting my first tattoo and i would love to know this phrase in arabic thank you so much in advance.

    “carry Joy , build Hope , offer Love”

  26. Hello Max,

    Im sure you are super busy with writing new books and doing other designs, however I was interested in getting a tattoo for my birthday that is approaching soon. I sent an email but Im unsure if you got it because I haven’t received a reply.
    I saw in previous post you translated the word wisdom. However I was a little confused because you had 3 different words. And the tattoo i want has the word wisdom in it as well.

    Anyways the phrase I am looking to get tattoo is ” with age comes wisdom”

    Would you be able to help me with that?!
    Thank you in advance

  27. Hi my name is Gloria and I wanted to get a tottoo in araic I just love the language and script I want to know How do you spell it in arabic?

  28. Salam brother, I was wondering if you could translate a quote for me, insha’allah:

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall

  29. Hi, i was wondering if you could do a couple arabic translations for me. the first one is “serenity, strength, courage” and the second one is “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” both of these are for two separate tattoos that i want to get fairly soon

  30. Hi ArabicGenie,

    I have a fairy tattoo on my back that contains inner beauty as part of the veins in the wing, in almost hidden writing (think seeing eye puzzle). To continue on that theme I was hoping to get a tattoo saying ‘ Inner Beauty’ in Arabic script on my shoulder. I was hoping you could send me the correct translation. I’m forever scared that someone will claim to be giving me what I want but really says ‘Idiot’!


  31. Könnten Sir mir vielleicht einen Gefallen machen und mir sagen wie man Glückseligkeit auf arabisch schreibt? Ich habe schon überall danach gesucht aber niemand weiß es. Entweder Glückseligkeit wenn es vom deutschen ins arabische nach dem Klang übersetzt wird oder eben Glückseligkeit wie es tatsächlich auf arabisch heisst. MNöchte mir ein Tattoo stechen lassen. Vielen Dank.

  32. Hallo Nicol! “Glückseligkeit” habe ich in diesem Blogeintrag übersetzt. Dort finden Sie drei verschiedene Tattoovorlagen unter der Überschrift “Happiness”. In meinem digitalen Buch Arabic Tattoos gibt es ingesamt sechs verschiedene Vorlagen für “Glückseligkeit”.

  33. Hey, can you show me how to write my name, I might get it as a tattoo and would like a few ideas..

  34. Hiya!
    Is there any chance you could translate the name ‘ Daryll ‘ into arabic please?
    Thank you 🙂

  35. Hello can you help me translate “happiness and peace” I don’t know whether it would be correct to just use the separate words as a tatoo or if you need an extra character or something to combine the two so that it is translated correctly.

    Thank you!

  36. Hey, could you please translate ‘seeker of knowledge’ or at least something to that effect for me?


  37. can you please translate what doesnt kill me makes me stronger an never a failure always a lesson.

  38. Hello, my name is Jamila and I wanted to get my name tattooed in arabic. Can you please show me how its written? thank you

  39. hi im looking for Strength and love i was wonder what the actual writing was for it so if can a get a picture that would be great!

  40. hi was going to get a tattoo of a name, but since i have heard the arabic alphabet has no v. how can you write the name ravi

  41. Hi can you please translate, love, peace, respect, happiness, wealth, health,
    thankyou very much,..
    kind regards

  42. Can someone please tell me what friendship, love and passion are in Arabic? Or even what they mean by symbols’?

  43. Hi my name is omar, my lil brother was kill in juarez last year he was only 22 years old, am 28 and i have an older brother he is 30, i will love to get a tattoo with this legend to remind me the way we are “three strong souls”

  44. I would like to maybe have a tattoo saying either “Loyal”, “promise” or “happiness” . Can you please send the translations and different designs for those words?Thank you so much.

  45. i wanted to get “time heals all wounds” in Arabic but i want it on my back and it will be a vertical tattoo… the one i see listed on the site is horizontal will it read the same way vertical.

  46. I got a tattoo in Arabic and I found it on a website, but I can’t remember the exact translation, nor can I find the site I got it from. I know that it has (or should have) something to do with strength. Here is a link for it, can you please let me know what it means, if anything.

  47. Hi! I really want a tattoo in Arabic. Is there a clear translation for this: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Behold the beauty that is me.”

    Thanks so much!

  48. Hello:)

    I sent in a tattoo phrase i want you to translate to me. 🙂 i payed yesterday. I was just wondering how long time it takes before i get it? I having the tattoo next week. 🙂


  49. Hi Maria! I just sent you the completed designs via e-mail. I hope you like them. Usually, I strive to fulfil every order within two working days. Hope to see a picture of your finished tattoo.

  50. hello. I am rying to get “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world” translated into arabic as a tattoo. Can you hlp me please?

  51. Hi,
    I am a 2nd yr Arabic student and this summer I really wanted to get an Arabic calligraphy design. However, I wasnt comfortable designing it myself. I was hoping you could help me. i really wanted it to say “hold on to the things that inspire you”. I really wanted it to also be in some type of pattern or formation.
    PLEASE HELP 🙂 thank you

  52. hi I would love to get a tattoo and i think the arabic language is beautiful could you please translate free spirited and dance equals strenght

  53. Hola que tal? he encontrado esta pa´gina de casualidad y la he visto interesante, necesitaba una traducción para una frase y esperaba qe me pudiera ayudar, la frase sería :
    1ª – Cuando naces
    todos a tu alrededor sonríen
    y tu lloras,
    vé y vive tu vida
    de forma que cuando tu mueras
    seas tú el que sonrías
    y todos a tu alrededor lloren

    2ª – vé y vive tu vida
    de forma que cuando tu mueras
    seas tú el que sonrías
    y todos a tu alrededor lloren


  54. Hello, Can you tell me if this is the correct translation?

    أنا مغناطيس لفرة في شكل الصحية المال والسعادة
    I am magnet for abundance in the form of money, health and happiness.

    And how would you write it on vertical sense.

    Thank you so much

  55. Hi there, i would really like to get a tattoo in Arabic that says True love never dies, can you translate this for me please???

  56. hello im trying to get the three words from the serenity prayer in arabic can you help please woould mean a lot. Would like it in veritical and normal traight way.

    serenity Courage Wisdom

  57. hi guys.. need a favour!

    I want the name hana (in arabic) هنا … as a calligraphy art.. not your basic arabic but done with a design…

    Help anyone?

  58. Hi,
    I have seen the site and your knowledge about arabic tattoos, which I completely trust. I have been wanting to get a tattoo for a long time but I had never trust someone to translate it until now. Could you please translate it for me so I can get my tattoo? The words are (in order).
    Courage. Spirit. Strength. Faith.
    Please and thank you, I would really appreciate it.
    Sincerely, Blake.

  59. Hey! How do you write ‘Never a failure, always a lesson’ in arabic? Thank you so much

  60. My birthday is coming up in just 4 days. Could you please help me get my tattoo.

  61. Hi, I have a friend whos taking arabic she translated : sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never kill me
    العصي والحجارة قد تكسر عظامي، لكن الكلمات ولن قتلي

    is this correct? i’d like to get this as a tat in my neck

  62. Greetings all the way from Bermuda! Can you please translate for me: “Strength Adversity and Courage” yes its a phrase so i’d like it put all together rather than separate words. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  63. Hey Guys,
    i want the word “Hope” ( الأمل ) in arabic as a calligraphy art.. Hope someone can help me!
    Thnx Kate

  64. pls translate the serenity prayer in arabic, i would like to have it in my back for tattoo .thanks much!….. heres the serenity prayer;
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference. AMEN!

  65. I need help with translation of a tattoo that my friend got, could I email a picture?

  66. I want 3 words translated to Arabic and in different styles. How do I submit and pay for it on this website?

  67. hi i am wanting to get an arabic tattoo 11 but written in arabic and im looking for a tattoo artist to do it in sydney can anyone help me?

  68. Can anyone tell me in Arabic how to translate “Never a failure, always a lesson”

    Please and thank u in advance!!!!

  69. Please can some one help me translate in to Arabic

    Love is a journey not a final destination

    Thank you so much 🙁

  70. Hey! How do you write “strength” and “have faith in yourself” in arabic? Thank you sooo much!

  71. how would you write serenity, courage, wisdom in Arabic on the inner part of my ankle going vertical ?? =D

  72. Hi, could you please tell me if Tamally Maak translate exactly to Always With You?
    And how would the correct calligraphy for that look like?

  73. hi there im amazed of arabian tattoo and i wish to have one can u please translate this?

    she is always with me


    i am blessed


  74. Hi! Can you please translate this in arabic? “Walk by faith not by sight” I want this for my tattoo. thanks,

  75. Hi, one specific question about the words you posted about in the first place:

    If you were isolating the words themselves in a design where each is separate, is it better for the words to have the definite article, or for the words to be indefinite with tawin endings in the nominative case? (I am utilizing all the harakat for my purposes).



  76. Can you please translate “strength courage happiness” in arabic please and in that order? I really wanna get it tatted (:

  77. Hello!
    Could you please translate the following g for me??

    grant me the serenity
    To accept the things
    I cannot change.
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And the wisdom to know
    the difference.

    Thank you!

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