What does the Arabic tattoo on Rory Sabbatini's arm mean?
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What does the Arabic tattoo on Rory Sabbatini’s arm mean?

HONOLULU, HAWAII - JANUARY 13: Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia plays his shot from the 17th tee during the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 13, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Rory Sabbatini has a new tattoo in 2022, adding to the ink he already had heading into the new year. The tattoo, which is on his right forearm, stands out because it's new (so the ink is fresh), big and in Arabic letters.

Naturally, there was a curiosity about translating the Arabic characters into English.

Thankfully, Eric Patterson did the hard work for everyone and figured it out pretty quickly.

Rory Sabbatini's new tattoo says Sabbatini in Arabic. There's just one problem. The tattoo artist forgot the second b -- at least compared to how it's traditionally spelled.

It looks like Sabbatini's tattoo artist mised the two dots underneath the final character in his name. Remember, Arabic is read from right to left, not left to right as English is.

But, hey, it's your body and you put on it what you want. If he's happy with it, spelling be damned.

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