What is heart tattoo?
What exactly heart tattoos mean?
Meaning tattoo heart in the culture
Heart Tattoos Designs
Male and female tattoos heart
Sketches of tattoo

What is heart tattoo?

This question is frequently asked.
Though this tattoo is quite popular among people, who like to decorate their bodies with pictures.

Tattoo anatomical heart with flowers at shoulder girls

Great idea for a new tattoo heart with flowers

In general heart resembles human feelings,emotions and worries. More often it means love of course.

Three tattoos a heart on forearm for girls

From simple to complex: three options for tattoo with heart

Heart is a never getting old symbol of love and romance, an embodiment of all alive and living humans strength.

old-school tattoo double heart with quote and the flowers on the man's hand

Tattoo style old school on the wrist

Therefore, heart tattoos have always been popular with both men and women.

Bravery, friendship, love, the source of life, pain and suffering – all of these feelings are embodied in an old, ancient symbol of heart.

Tattoo heart with lace and azhurnim pattern on the girl hand

Nice tattoo with heart on the girl’s forearm

 Tattoo on the chest of the girl - heart

Tattoo on the chest of the girl – heart

What exactly heart tattoos mean?

The meaning of this tattoo is different depending on who is wearing the tattoo, on color, shape and size as well.

Heart tattoos belong to the Old School and of course the main meaning was and will be – love.

attooed heart in the style of the old school that says "Family"

Tattoo heart with flowers, reminding about the family

Tattoo heart with flowers and ribbon

Tatto heart in the style of old school

Tattoo heart with bunnies and flowers

Charming tattoo heart with cute animals and flowers

Black tattoo heart with the inscription

Cool black tattoo with a personal quote

The school followers have a saying – beloved person may go away, but the tattoo will remain with you for centuries. If to step aside from common perception of the heart, one can put all the possible meanings into such a tattoo.

Two heart tattoo on the wrist from the girl with the parents ' names

The tattoo is a reminder of parental love

A big influence on heart tattoo has a specific picture or composition in general.

Tattoo heart print inside: landscape with animals

Realistic heart tattoo with picture

Additional elements or words can totally transform the meaning or make it more specific.

Lace tattoo heart with scissors. Gold and red color

Perfect female tattoo with heart in retro style

Tattoo heart with painted women hips

Provocative tattoo heart

Tattoo heart with a bottle of perfume Chanel№5

Tattoo heart showing the love of perfume

Tattoo heart with kissing skulls

Tattoo heart proving eternal love

Tattoo heart on hip for girls: mechanical heart with a wrench

Tattoo heart on hip girl

Tattoo on the wrist of the girl - heart

Tattoo on the wrist of the girl – heart

The most popular compositions are:

  1. winged tattoos,
Tattoo on the ankle of the girl - heart with wings, cross and fire

Tattoo on the ankle of the girl – heart with wings, cross and fire

  1. broken
Tattoo on the forearm of the girl - a broken heart

Tattoo on the forearm of the girl – a broken heart

and

  1. hearts with daggers.
Tattoo on the blade at the man - the heart, a dagger and an inscription

Tattoo on the blade at the man – the heart, a dagger and an inscription

The color variety carries its own symbolism as well:

  1. Golden heart is a symbol of God, accepting him as the only source of life.
Tattoo heart gold color padlock

Tattoo heart – gold castle

Tattoo on the chest of a man - a heart of gold

Tattoo on the chest of a man – a heart of gold

  1. Black heart is on the contrary a symbol of grief and pain.
The heart tattoo in a realistic style with elements of the mandala

Heart tattoo on side girls

Black tattoo heart divided

Tattoo heart black

Old school tattoo black heart with flowers

Tattoo black heart

Tattoo black anatomical heart with flowers

Tattoo black anatomical heart on the side girls

Tattoo on the chest of a man - black heart

Tattoo on the chest of a man – black heart

  1. White heart has officially became an international symbol of care for sick people.
Tattoo on the wrist of the girl - white heart

Tattoo on the wrist of the girl – white heart

Meaning tattoo heart in the culture

The shape of the heart is well known in religion as well: every year catholics celebrate the holiday of Jesus Christ holy heart.

Tattoo a flaming sacred heart with wings

Tattoo a flaming sacred heart with wings on chest men

Tattoo heart with cross

Heart tattoo with cross for girls

Heart with crown horns became a symbol of sacrifice, lost love and disappointment.

Tattoos on the neck of a man - a heart with horns

Tattoos on the neck of a man – a heart with horns

Talking about  Buddhism for example, heart is associated with Dharmacakra , which literally means “wheel of law” and resembles the perfectionism of our universe, as well as it can mean compassion and spiritual devotion.

Tattoo heart mandala

Tattoo heart mandala on elbow for girls

Tattoo on the back of a man - heart is associated with Dharmachakra

Tattoo on the back of a man – heart is associated with Dharmachakra

As it was stated above, heart tats are welcomed by men and women as well, though they chose different spots on their body to place the ink.

Women prefer mostly small, accurate tattoos and place them usually close to the breasts.

In case the tattoo is quiet big in size, then it is better to draw it at the lower back.

Tattoo on the lower back of the girl - heart and flower

Tattoo on the lower back of the girl – heart and flower

Men prefer big tattoos, containing the name of beloved woman or mother.

Tattoo burning heart with the name

Tattoo burning heart with the name on the man’s chest

Tattoo heart lock with wings

The original tattoo heart lock with wings for men

Tattoo heart with skull and quote for men

Another version of the men’s tattoo heart

Such a tradition comes from sailors who left and still leave homes for long months.

Men choose hands or shoulders for such tattoos.

The tattoo on his forearm guy - a heart with wings and a name

The tattoo on his forearm guy – a heart with wings and a name

Heart Tattoos Designs

The design of heart tattoos varies in shape, size and colors.

If we talk about the style, we shouldn’t forget that heart is an integral attribute of American culture, which is usually accompanied by phrases or words. In most of the cases the names of beloved people prevail.

Tattoo on the feet of man - hearts with the fire and the names

Tattoo on the feet of man – hearts with the fire and the names

The most common designs are as follow:

  1. Winged heart tattoos.

They symbolize freedom of life, thoughts or ides. They can also show the freedom from narrow- mindedness of its beholder.

Tattoo on the chest of the girl - heart with wings

Tattoo on the chest of the girl – heart with wings

  1. Broken heart.

It is obvious, that such design symbolizes the beloved or close person’s loss, and serves as a reminder, that this person is always with us, in our heart.

Tattoo on the back of the girl - a broken heart and swallow

Tattoo on the back of the girl – a broken heart and swallow

  1. Lock and heart tattoos holds a strong meaning for those who are in love.
Black tattoo heart with lock

Tattoo on a woman’s wrist – a heart with a lock

Tattoo on hand for girls heart lock and key with chain

Beautiful tattoo on wrist girl: a heart – lock and key to it with the monogram

It shows that their heart belongs to one person only, and the key to unlock it is with that person.

Tattoo on his forearm guy - the heart of a castle with wings

Tattoo on his forearm guy – the heart of a castle with wings

  1. Stitched heart tattoo can carry both positive and negative meaning as well.

It can mean that the heart was finally healed, or on the contrary – reflect again loss and grief of its beholder.

Tattoo heart with a needle and thread

Another tattoo for girls heart with a needle and thread

Tattoo for girls heart with a needle

Unusual tattoo with heart

Tattoo with embroidered heart

Nice tattoo with embroidered heart

Tattoo on the chest of a man - stitched heart

Tattoo on the chest of a man – stitched heart

  1. Flaming heart tattoo.

This kind of tattoo shows passionate and never ending love, its flames show the strength of love and burning affection.

Flaming heart tattoo with headphones

New tattoo heart on fire with headphones

The tattoo on the chest of the girl - heart in flames

The tattoo on the chest of the girl – heart in flames

  1. Celtic tattoos are very beautiful in its design and usually consist of fours patterns:
  • knots,
  • step work,
  • crosses and spirals,
  • representing the strength of unity.
Tattoo heart with Celtic designs, and clovers

Tattoo heart in the style of the Celts

Tattoo with love heart print in the style of the Celts

Tattoo with Celtic pattern-forming heart

Tattoo girl in the leg - celtic heart

Tattoo girl in the leg – celtic heart

  1. Tribe heart tattoos.

This design is considered to be one of the most beautiful ones, thanks to it curves, shades and flexibility of the design. They don’t bear any particular meaning, so its holder can put the meaning of his own.

Tattoo heart in the style of tribal

Tattoo heart tribal style on a woman’s wrist

Two-tone tattoo of heart in tribal style

Two-tone tattoo of heart in tribal style for girls

The tattoo on the neck of the girl - tribal tattoo heart

The tattoo on the neck of the girl – tribal tattoo heart

Male and female tattoos heart

When the moment comes to choose the tattoo design, the usual question rises: which of the following designs are considered to be male or female? Nowadays, the difference is not so essential, only the meaning is.

Tattoo heart with typewriter

Tattoo heart with the typewriter for men

Tattoo realistic heart with flowers

Tattoo realistic heart and beautiful flowers

But there are some patterns followed by women.

They usually prefer winged heart tattoos 

The tattoo on the lower back of the girl - heart with wings and the words

The tattoo on the lower back of the girl – heart with wings and the words

or small,

Tattoo heart in the shape of a diamond

Cute tattoo heart in the shape of a diamond on a woman’s foot

Tattoo heart of fine black lines

Heart tattoo for couples on the wrist – thin line

Tattoo heart with music

Tattoo heart – for lovers of music

Tattoo heart on the heel

Hidden small tattoo heart on the heel

Tattoo heart from a thin black line

Tattoo heart from a thin black line on the girl’s wrist

delicate designs

Tattoo heart in the form of a diamond

Decoration on the women’s wrist – a tattoo of a heart-dimonds

Tatoo heart of a ruby

Pretty tattoo heart – Ruby

Tattoo in the form of candy with the word "Love"

Tattoo in the form of candy with the word “Love” for the girls

The tattoo of the stars forming a heart

The tattoo of the stars forming a heart on a female hand

placed on the back of the neck,

Tattoo of three hearts in the style of computer games

Tattoo of the three hearts on the girl’s neck

Tattoo Heart of the fine line

Tattoo Heart of the fine line – a great decoration female neck

behind the ear or

Tattoo heart with horns

Tattoo heart with devil horns behind the ear

 Tattoo heart of the initial

Tattoo heart of initials behind the ear of the girl

on the ankle.

Tattoo heart-diamond of geometric elements

Elegant tattoo heart- diamond on foot girl

Tattoo heart pierced by an arrow, with the name

Unless you love yourself. Tattoo heart pierced by an arrow

Tattoo with a garland of hearts

Tattoo with a garland of roses and hearts

Tattoo heart in tribal style

Tattoo heart in tribal style on female legs

Men can be more proactive and open minded in this matter choosing tattoos with daggers,

Tattoo realistic heart pierced by a dagger

Tattoo realistic heart pierced by a dagger

or flaming heart tattoos.

Tattoo burning heart pierced by a dagger for men

Tattoo burning heart pierced with a rod of Mercury, wrapped up in barbed wire – for men

Tattoo burning winged heart and the name

Tattoo burning winged heart and the name on the man’s shoulder

The variety of colors and themes gives an opportunity to experiment and create the ideas.

Tattoo on forearm guy - flaming heart and an inscription

Tattoo on forearm guy – flaming heart and an inscription

Even celebrities are carried away by temptation to decorate their bodies with special tattoos, among which the heart tattoos occupy not the last places by level of popularity.

Tiny heart tattoos shine on the palms of such famous ladies as Keit Moss,

Tattoo on the left hand at Keit Moss - heart

Tattoo on the left hand at Keit Moss – heart

Tattoos on the left hand at Keit Moss - heart and on the right wrist - anchor

Tattoos on the left hand at Keit Moss – heart and on the right wrist – anchor

Kelly Osbourne

Tattoo on a finger at Kelly Osbourne - heart

Tattoo on a finger at Kelly Osbourne – heart

Tattoo on a finger at Kelly Osbourne - heart

Tattoo on a finger at Kelly Osbourne – heart

and Hilary Duff.

Tattoo on the wrist at Hilary Duff - heart

Tattoo on the wrist at Hilary Duff – heart

Tattoo on the wrist at Hilary Duff - heart

Tattoo on the wrist at Hilary Duff – heart

Not only female celebrities are carrying heart tattoos, you can also find few on the body of famous Johnny Depp.

Tattoo on the left shoulder of Johnny Depp - heart

Tattoo on the left shoulder of Johnny Depp – heart

Having around 29 different designs of tattoos with different meaning, two of them are heart tattoos: heart with a name of his mother,

Tattoo on the left shoulder of Johnny Depp - heart

Tattoo on the left shoulder of Johnny Depp – heart

Tattoo on the left shoulder of Johnny Depp - heart

Tattoo on the left shoulder of Johnny Depp – heart

three hearts symbolizing his kids and a wife.

Tattoo on left biceps at Johnny Depp - 3 hearts

Tattoo on left biceps at Johnny Depp – 3 hearts

Tattoo is a personal mark and its choice should be done carefully and thoughtfully as person will carry it till the rest of the life.

Certain events in life can influence our decisions, but don’t let them leave the mark on your body.

Let the tattoo carry your strength and emotions known only to you.

The tattoo on his chest man - heart

The tattoo on his chest man – heart

Tattoo on the wrist of the girl - heart and crown

Tattoo on the wrist of the girl – heart and crown

Tattoo on the wrist of the girl - heart and stars

Tattoo on the wrist of the girl – heart and stars

Tattoo on the stomach of the girl - heart with wings and horns

Tattoo on the stomach of the girl – heart with wings and horns

Tattoo on the side of the girl - hearts flying out of the gramophone

Tattoo on the side of the girl – hearts flying out of the gramophone

Tattoo on the shoulder of the man - the heart, rose, barbed wire, cross and fire

Tattoo on the shoulder of the man – the heart, rose, barbed wire, cross and fire

Tattoo on the shoulder of the girl - the heart as a pendant at the Saint

Tattoo on the shoulder of the girl – the heart as a pendant at the Saint

Tattoo on the shoulder of the girl - heart and a kitten

Tattoo on the shoulder of the girl – heart and a kitten

Tattoo on the shoulder blade at the guy - the heart

Tattoo on the shoulder blade at the guy – the heart

Tattoo on the neck of the girl - heart

Tattoo on the neck of the girl – heart

Tattoo on the man's chest - heart, breaks through the skin

Tattoo on the man’s chest – heart, breaks through the skin

Tattoo on the lower leg men - heart, hand and diamond

Tattoo on the lower leg men – heart, hand and diamond

Tattoo on the lower leg of the girl - the heart and the inscription

Tattoo on the lower leg of the girl – the heart and the inscription

Tattoo on the lower leg of the girl - heart

Tattoo on the lower leg of the girl – heart

Tattoo on the hips of a man - the heart

Tattoo on the hips of a man – the heart

Tattoo on the hips girl - heart, rose and inscription

Tattoo on the hips girl – heart, rose and inscription

Tattoo on the forearm of the girl - heart with leaves

Tattoo on the forearm of the girl – heart with leaves

Tattoo on the edges of the girl - the heart, the gun and the web

Tattoo on the edges of the girl – the heart, the gun and the web

Tattoo on the chest of the girl - the heart, two skulls and flowers

Tattoo on the chest of the girl – the heart, two skulls and flowers

Tattoo on the chest of a man - the heart in the hands of women biradlike

Tattoo on the chest of a man – the heart in the hands of women biradlike

Tattoo on the blade of the girl - the heart and butterflies

Tattoo on the blade of the girl – the heart and butterflies

Tattoo on the biceps of a man - the heart

Tattoo on the biceps of a man – the heart

Tattoo on the biceps men - heart

Tattoo on the biceps men – heart

Tattoo on the back of the girl - heart and two birds

Tattoo on the back of the girl – heart and two birds

Tattoo on the ankle of the girl - two hearts with horns

Tattoo on the ankle of the girl – two hearts with horns

Tattoo on his forearm guy - the heart

Tattoo on his forearm guy – the heart

Tattoo on his forearm guy - mechanical heart

Tattoo on his forearm guy – mechanical heart

Tattoo on his chest man - heart

Tattoo on his chest man – heart

Tattoo on foot girls - heart

Tattoo on foot girls – heart

Sketches of tattoo