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Love Tattoos Designs And Symbols-Love Tattoo Ideas, Variations, And Pictures

Updated on August 18, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Love Tattoo Pictures For Men And Women


Love Tattoos Designs

Love tattoos designs can include dozens of different tattoo symbols that represent love. Love tattoos can be worn to symbolize one's love for a person or an element. Many people would consider love tattoos a way for couples to show their love for one another. Yes, this is true, but they go far beyond showing love for a partner. Love tattoos can be designed to symbolize anything that we love, such as a mother, father, son, daughter, life, trees, or God. That is right, anything that we want to show love for. Love tattoos designs can also represent your love for life, a hobby, a car, or anything that you want to show love for. Due to the many options of love tattoos designs, many men and women are able to find a fitting tattoo within this specific type of theme.

. The heart has been a longtime symbol of love for thousands of years. When we think about a heart, we think about love. Anytime that we want to express love for someone or something, we can use a heart. When it comes to heart tattoo designs, there are several different variations. One heart tattoos designs that fits the category of love includes the eternal heart tattoo. The eternal heart tattoos designs represents everlasting love for something or someone. The eternal heart tattoo often includes an eternal flame. You can add a variety of symbols to your eternal heart tattoo to give it meaning toward someone or something. For example, if you are wanting to show your love for God, you can add angel wings, a cross, or a halo to your eternal heart tattoo. This gives it more detail and it gives the overall tattoo meaning, which symbolizes your faith and love for God. The Sacred Heart tattoo is very similar to the eternal heart tattoo, also having a flame that symbolizes everlasting love. The same elements can be included within the Sacred Heart tattoos designs. Both tattoos designs represent everlasting love, perfect for a love tattoos designs.

There are a variety of different ways to express your love for someone using heart tattoo designs. Heart tattoos that are used to symbolize our love can include a variety of different things, such as a rose or dove. Both the rose and dove can symbolize love. Heart tattoos that are used to symbolize love may include a variety of different flowers. Many people choose to add someone's title or name on such tattoos upon a ribbon or under the tattoo. For example, maybe you lost your dad recently and your looking for a tattoo to remember him or dedicate to him. You may want to choose a heart tattoo with angel wings. You can place a ribbon over the heart with the title "DAD" or his name. We all have lost important people in our life and this is a great way to show our appreciation for our loved ones.

As you have read, love tattoos can be used to express our love for the living or for those who have passed away. Love tattoos can describe many variations of love. You may be the type that just wants to have "Love" as a tattoo. They are cute and look real good when done right. "Love" tattoos can be done in fancy artwork and they could be portrayed with hearts, stars, or flowers. Since this type of tattoo can be done in various sizes, you can get it tattooed nearly anywhere on the body. You may want to go with a tattoo such as "Live Laugh Love". Although it is more popular as interior decorations, some people do choose to get it tattooed. This is just another example of how love tattoo variations vary.

Another popular variation of love tattoos is the key and heart lock tattoo. With this variation, the key may have a heart design at the end or within the key somewhere. In most key and heart lock tattoos, the lock is made out of a heart. This tattoo can be designed in a vast array of colors and with artwork. This tattoo symbolizes the old saying, "you own the key to my heart" or "only you have my heart." The key and heart lock tattoo can be designed with beautiful ribbons or possible decorated with jewels and diamonds. There are many ways to make this tattoo design unique to only you and your loved one. The key and heart lock tattoo can be designed for a one person or for a couple. Couples would have separate tattoos, one with the key and one with the lock.


Love Tattoos Meaning

Most of us already know that love tattoos symbolize "love". Although this is obvious, love tattoos can also represent a variety of aspects concerning love. Below, you can find more of the meanings associated to love tattoos.

  • Passion
  • Trust
  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Inspiration
  • Devotion
  • Unconditionally
  • Friendship
  • Everlasting
  • Eternal

Anyone of the meanings listed above can be used to symbolize your love tattoo. Remember, this doesn't have to be connected to a partner or couple. It could be a close friend, family member, or someone close to you. Love tattoos designs can also symbolize the love and passion that we have for something. For example, let's say that you are a cat lover. You can choose a love tattoos designs to represent this. You may want your cat inked on you with hearts and beautiful art. If you have a passion for football, you could develop a design that included symbols associated to football. There is a large variety of things you can do when it comes to love tattoo designs.

The dove and the rose are also symbols that are associated to love. Both the dove and the rose tattoo can be worn by either men or women. With the rose tattoo, it really doesn't matter how it is designed, most designs can be worn by either sex. However, for the dove, the designs worn by men and women differ. Women usually choose dove tattoos that have a cartoon look or just the outline of the dove. Men usually choose a dove that is more detailed. Both symbols represent love among other things. Both the rose and dove can be designed with other flowers, ribbons, and hearts.

Cupid is another love tattoos designs that symbolizes love. Most of us have heard of Cupid at some point in time. Cupid has a magic bow and arrow. Who ever he decides to shoot with the arrow will fall in love or so the story goes. Although this is not a mainstream tattoo, people do choose to get Cupid tattooed. If your thinking about having the adorable Cupid inked, you can always add doves or hearts, possible hearts with wings. As you have read, there are many variations of love tattoos. Anyone of the symbols listed in this article can be used to symbolize love or anything associated with love. Remember, it doesn't have to be solely for a couple or partner. These are a great way to show mom and dad that we love them. This is a great way to remember those that we loved that are no longer with us also.

There are some important things that you should remember before you choose to go get tattooed. Be sure to do your own research. You want to make sure that you fully understand what your tattoos symbol represents and means. You don't want to get a tattoo of something that you don't completely understand. Don't rush to get inked! So many people rush to get tattooed and they end up with a tattoo that they regret later on down the road. Take your time and make sure you get the correct tattoo the first time around. If you feel that love tattoos are not for you or you want to check some more tattoos out, please feel free to follow the links below. Thanks for your visit.



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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *Lovedoctor, thanks again for dropping by. That is a beautiful tattoo. Yes, you want to make sure the one is the one:) Many have found out the hard way. You think you know someone and they are not who you thought they were. That is a whole new story, personal experience:)

      *Gypsy, so true. What better way to say i love you then with a love tattoo that states "LOVE":)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      These say it with emotion and love.

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      8 years ago

      A love tattoo is one that I would definitely consider, but I would need to make sure that he is the one forever before I engrave his name right. Lol. I like the heart and rose with the name of the person. Voted up nice.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      I love all of you guys so much:) I appreciate all of you very much, your comments, ideas, suggestions, and kind words, plus votes!LOL I will be working the next few days and won't have much time to visit so I am trying to see all of you as I write this, so I am on my way. Thanks All!!!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The love tattoos are beautiful. I especially liked the heart with the name Victoria. GREAT hub Ricky..

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      Thomas Silvia 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      These love tattoos are so awesome and i love all the beautiful photos of them,well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      8 years ago from Guildford

      Wow these are amazing. Although I would never have a tattoo myself I really do appreciate their beauty and symbolism. Great hub.

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      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awe, this is the sweetest thing, Ricky! How awesome is that!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      some of these tats are so nice thelyricwriter.. love is shown and expressed in so many different styles.. why not say it with a tattoo.. right? LOL great share my friend

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      So many different ideas, so many ways to stop myself literally dragging myself to the tattoo shop! lol! I like the word Love in the writing, black and white, but that little red heart on the hand is a really good idea, mind you it would look a bit silly now at my age, but what the heck! lol! loved it! cheers nell

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      8 years ago from Kalamazoo

      I'm a huge fan of Tattoo Art, and it's a good thing that you shared your ideas, i was looking forward in having a tattoo again. I also take note of the maori tattoos too. Really great Hub! I'm following you :)

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      8 years ago

      Symbolism behind tattoos is the reason why most people get a tattoo in the first place. It's a great passion for some people (like my husband) and they can't stop getting new ones. I went through the list of tattoos you wrote about; the eagle and maori tattoos sound interesting (and familiar lol). Great job with all your tattoo hubs!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      You've done another great job discussing the symbolism behind tattoos, in this case love.

      It's amazing how many different ways there are to portray love in an artistic way and I enjoyed the photos you included.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.


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