Heart tattoos are a common expression of love and commitment to a partner. The heart has long symbolized love and romance, and heart tattoo designs are usually variations on that idea. Flaming heart tattoos can symbolize burning love felt between two lovers, while sacred heart tattoos can illustrate a pure love between a believer and God. The heart is such a universal symbol for love that many different versions of it exist: hearts containing the name of a loved one are a classic symbol in tattoo art, broken heart tattoos are a universal symbol for lost love and hearts redone in tribal or celtic tattoo styles are also possible.
- Heart designs have many variations, including anatomically correct hearts, hearts with arrows, Sacred Hearts, etc. - Hearts are one of the most common symbols of love.
Hearts signify love and devotion, and we’ve all seen tattoos that play to this classic design (such as a heart with the word “Mom” in it.) Many designs are variations on the basic heart theme, altering the meaning a bit (a cracked heart or broken heart, for instance.)