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You can get in touch with me at arabic.calligrapher(at) or via this form! Thank you!

Washington, Dc

Welcome to Arabic Calligraphy Design. I practice traditional and contemporary Arabic calligraphy, and do custom calligraphy for tattoos, design work, and original pieces. All my work is hand-written, I do not use computer fonts in my designs. To get started, have a look at the Styles page to see some of the different styles I normally work in, or if you’re interested in a tattoo, click the Tattoos page. When you’re ready, send me an email at, and we can work together on what you’d like designed.



If you're looking for calligraphy for a wedding, either to be used as a logo on the invitations or as a gift for the bride and groom, I would love to work with you on it.

This is something I do quite regularly, and it usually takes one of two forms: 

I design a logo-type design of the bride and groom's first names intertwined, and then send you a Photoshop or Illustrator transparency that you take to your designer and use for whatever you want - invitations, handouts at the wedding, napkins and other printed materials, or to be used as a gobo to be projected onto the wall of an outdoor night venue for the party.

I charge a flat fee of $100 for this. I am willing to redesign the piece as many times as you would like, until the image fits perfectly with the vision you had for the wedding.

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I send four styles, unless you have something specific in mind, they will usually include Sulus, Diwani, Mashriqi, and Figural.

Here are four sample 2-name spreads in those styles:

Here are a few more examples of this style of logo. 

The other option is the creation of an original piece of artwork to be given as a framed gift to the couple. Sometimes that includes a line or lines below the names in the form of a quote, an Ayah, or a date, other times it can be a complete nikahname contract with a full text and room for signatures on the day of.

One format which is quite popular is that of the kitaa, a traditional presentation of Islamic calligraphy, and consists of one line of Sulus, and 3 to 4 lines of Nesih calligraphy. Usually this is used for presenting an ayah from the Quran or a Hadith, but I think it works quite well for a wedding gift. In this format I write the bride and groom's full names across the top and then a short verse, often Surah ar-Rum v. 20, below. I then border it with my own marbled paper. It usually takes about two weeks to prepare and the cost is $450.


For information on sizes, materials, and methods, please see my Original Pieces page. Pricing depends on size and word count, so please contact me either by emailing me at or using the form below.


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