Heart Tattoos And Heart Tattoo Designs-Heart Tattoo Meanings And Ideas

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Heart Tattoo Designs


Heart tattoo designs are a popular choice for both women and men. Heart tattoos can be designed in several variations and styles. Heart tattoo meanings symbolize love, desire, and passion. When it comes to popular designs, tattoos of hearts are one of the superior symbols in the world. Throughout the years, the heart has been portrayed around the world and is one of the most symbolic symbols ever known. Hearts have been represented as early as the 4th century. When it comes to the history of the heart tattoo, sailors were among the first people to embrace the popular symbol.







Heart tattoo designs for men and heart tattoo designs for women commonly represent the same meanings. Hearts symbolize the same meanings as there's no difference between male and female. You can nearly ask anyone what the heart represents and they will tell you "love". That is correct, the heart symbol and heart tattoo most commonly represent "love" or "true love". Even as children, we occasionally signed hearts in our letters or on our folders. When we write I love you, we write it with a heart. Even thousands of years ago, ancient cultures embraced the heart symbol and made it what it is today.







Heart tattoo variations are done in several different manners and styles. Each heart variation has different designs, symbols, and meanings. Some of the most popular heart tattoo designs variations are the pierced heart, hearts with arrows, and the Sacred Heart. Each heart variation has specific elements, symbols, and colors. Of course, they can always be altered and changed when needed, but many men and women try to keep it original. As you'll discover, heart tattoo designs may depict the heart alone or with other symbols, such as flowers, birds, barbed wire, flames, stars, butterflies, and any other symbol you wish to add.







Heart tattoos are inked with a variety of different characters as well. Crowns, angels, Christ, wings, daggers, swords, and ribbons are all used in heart tattoos. Couples often tend to get their names inked in the designs or perhaps matching heart tattoo designs. The heart tattoo is often associated with moms as well. Early sailors commonly would get this tattoo to show love and respect to their mom. Even at this age in time, "MOM" tattoos are a very popular choice among men and women in the military.












The heart tattoo can also represent passion, sincerity, and compassion. It is said that "the heart is the source of all knowledge". For example, if you were to get a heart tattoo with a dog, this tattoo would symbolize your love for the dog. Another example, say you are someone that loves flowers. You could use the heart tattoo to symbolize your feelings about the flower. The heart design allows tattoo artist and the wearer to be creative, nothing is out of the question. You can make your own design and meaning because the heart represents many things in the eye of the beholder. Remember, in the end, your heart design symbolizes what you want it too.













The tattoo on the right is the locked heart tattoo design. You really don't see this design around that much, which makes it unique. Locked heart tattoos usually have a padlock or keyhole in the tattoo. In this case, it is a keyhole. This particular tattoo represents love for a single person. The wearer of this tattoo would use this design to represent that they only have eyes for one person and they are taken. Couples may think about considering this design and get matching tattoos. And as you can see, flowers and a ribbon is included in the tattoo design.

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Heart Tattoo Designs


The heart tattoo is a very symbolic tattoo. There are many different variations of tattoo designs that are associated with the heart. The heart tattoo can be portrayed in several different ways, which includes arrows, daggers, wings, halo, and flames just to mention a few. Before you choose your heart tattoo design, make sure you learn all the different designs and meanings.






The Sacred Heart tattoo is the most symbolic heart design there is. The Sacred Heart tattoo is usually surrounded by thorns, a crown, a pierced sword, or it may be shown burning. This design has been used for centuries as a Catholic symbol. Most of us have saw this symbol at one time or another. This Sacred Heart has been portrayed in several different Christian paintings that show Jesus with the Sacred Heart. If you are a Christian and you want a tattoo, the Sacred Heart is well represented with an association to Christ. It can represent one's faith in Christianity.






The flaming heart tattoo is a popular choice among heart tattoo designs. The flaming heart tattoo represents a strong love and strong passion. The flames represent the intense heat of passion. It represents a "burning love". A person that is head over hills for someone may get this tattoo to represent that love, that passion. There is another variation to the flaming heart tattoo. Some of these flaming hearts may contain a black heart. This represents heartache, brought forth from a passionate relationship that ended to soon. Others may use the flaming black heart tattoo to represent a lost love or death.






The broken heart tattoo basically represents what it is called, a broken heart. This tattoo may represent someone that has had their heart broken in life. To be honest, we all could probably wear a few of these designs. We all get our heart broke at one time or another. But, the broken heart tattoo has another associated meaning. The broken heart tattoo can also represent a long distance relationship. We all have to go our separate ways at points in our life. The broken heart tattoo doesn't always represent a lost love. Just as in this case, it can represent the miles and miles between the two. The tattoo can be there to remind them of how sacred that love is.









The pierced heart tattoo is probably the most common heart tattoo there is. They usually have an object pierced through the heart. They are usually pierced with a sword, dagger, or arrows. If you see the heart and arrows design, this is usually a symbol of the god of love Cupid. Most of us have heard of Cupid from one time or another. Cupid shoots magic arrows at people so they will fall in love.











The dagger heart tattoo can have a positive and negative meaning associated with the design. The dagger heart tattoo can represent bravery and courage. The dagger heart can also represent grief, sorrow, or a long lasting struggle. In this case, the heart tattoo doesn't have to represent a broken heart. It can symbolize the death of a loved one or a long struggle. It all depends on you when it comes to the heart tattoo meaning. The heart doesn't always symbolize love and heartache.







You may see the stitched heart tattoo ever now and then. This design can also represent different meanings. The stitched heart or knitted heart can represent a broken heart that has been healed or it can represent a broken heart or lost love. You may have had your heart broke by someone and a special person came along and swept you off your feet. You could consider the stitched heart tattoo to represent this.






Another heart tattoo designs is the heart with wing tattoo. The heart with wings tattoo symbolizes freedom, a free spirit, or free soul. The heart and soul are commonly associated with each other and it is symbolized in this tattoo. Another design is the bleeding heart tattoo. The bleeding heart tattoo represents a lost love. It doesn't have to represent a partner, this may represent the loss of a parent, brother, grandma, sister, friend, or sibling.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Great hub just in time for the upcoming Valentine's Day.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

So many different heart designs! Amazing how creative people can be when it comes to the symbol of love. I would prefer a beautiful heart though, having a tattoo of a broken heart will probably last longer than the broken heart! Great hub and thanks for all the interesting information about heart tattoos! Voted up, interesting

Tina


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Naomi's Banner 4 years ago from United States

Beautiful artwork.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Once again a great hub full of useful information. Always well researched and always well laid out.

We never think of a tattooist as being an artist but they truly are. There are some really creative intricate designs for tattoos.

Are you a tattooist Ricky?

Voting up across the board


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Im telling you thelyricwriter these hubs should be a collection of e-books and sold on Amazon.. you'll have a biker following but who cares right? Great as usual :)


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Gypsy, thanks for your visit again. I never thought about that, what a great Valentine's present hey! Hope your having a great day and take care.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thoughtforce, thanks for taking the time to drop by and check it out. Interesting perspective on the broken heart I must say. You make a good point. Two things strike me when it comes to the heart tattoo. One, there is a bunch of different styles and designs that can be chosen with rich symbolic meaning. Two, the heart is more welcomed as a tattoo, probably more then any other design or symbol. But in contrast, who wants a broken heart tattoo to remind them of pain and hurt? That I don't understand. Hope your doing good Tina and I am on my way to your page.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Naomi, thanks for taking the time to look at this page. It is much appreciated. Have a good one.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Rosemay, thanks for coming by again and for your remark and question. I have been thinking about it because I am an artist. I love to draw and create my own designs. I have always wanted to create logos for companies, sport teams, ect. I just find tattoos very interesting. I love the history behind them, what they stand for. I believe my articles can change the way people view them. Yes, some are inappropriate, but some are very symbolic to the wearer.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Frank, thanks for stopping by and for your comment pal. I wouldn't say I don't care? I have heard about ebooks, but that is about it. It would be nice to make a fair amount of money for my work though. May be something I may check on. Appreciate your words Frank, I truly do.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I liked the little heart on the ankle, they were all beautiful. The tattoo artist is amazing..Thank you..


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

AE, thanks for dropping by and hope all is well. I like the cute little ankle designs for sure. Perfect for a female tattoo.


RedSugar33 4 years ago

Yeah, and for the heart a tattoo of a heart should indefinitely symbolize a notion of heartfelt emotion; such as a broken heart, strong heart; bleeding heart, etc.I'm really glad that you posted these, now I know for sure my design is the one for me.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Red Sugar33, thanks for taking the time to comment. Always enjoy the feedback. Absolutely. A bleeding heart would be perfect. May want to add blue tears instead of red blood. Just a suggestion only. Your right on though. Hope you gained everything you need Red Sugar33. The pleasure is mine.


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Dolores Monet 2 years ago from East Coast, United States

I was searching for heart tattoos, interested in the symbolism of different designs. And you showed up as the first article in my search! Yeah! Thanks for the info!


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

Just beautiful, so many great tatoos. Hearts can come in many shapes:)


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juschan45 2 years ago from Chicago, USA

Wow, nice art, looks really great.

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