Among other modern styles, the Arab tattoos remain one of the most mysterious directions of art of a tattoo unsolved completely. Some traditions of a tattoo are known in the countries of the Far East since the most ancient times (about 6000 years).
Small extent of development of this art can be explained with the fact that the Moslem doctrine forbids to carry drawings on the body. The tattoo at ancient Arabs was always allocated with more magic properties, than decorative.
The sphere of traditional Arab medicine was the most frequent reason for use of a tattoo. The first tattoos were very simple and extended most often among women.
These drawings were part of religious ritual, and was never put for the purpose of ornament. Techniques of their drawing were kept in secret.
Today even more often attention of a tattoo of masters and their clients attract inscriptions in the Arabic language. Arabs paid much attention to symbolic of numbers therefore numerical symbols are often met in a tattoo in the Arab style.