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Heart Tattoo Pictures and Symbolic Meanings

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Jaymz has held numerous jobs in several states, but no matter where he lives, he always has a job as a tattoo artist.

Inking style, size, and accompaniments can alter the meaning of a heart tattoo.

Inking style, size, and accompaniments can alter the meaning of a heart tattoo.

Hearts are among the most common images for tattoos. They symbolize love, passion, and adoration, but since tattoos are personal, each heart tattoo will mean something different to the person who wears it. Drawing style, shape, and accompaniments can alter the heart symbol's meaning.

Some who choose a heart tattoo don't want the symbol, they want the real thing. Anatomical hearts aren't symmetrical like heart symbols, so they look completely different. If you're considering a heart tattoo, read on for ideas to help come up with a design that's perfect for you.

Tattoo artist unknown.

Tattoo artist unknown.

Symbolic Meaning of Hearts

Most heart images represent love, passion, happiness, and adoration. There are other meanings, however, depending upon how the heart is drawn and if it's accompanied by other objects.

  • Bleeding: Lost love
  • Broken: Loss of a loved one, rejected love, or a failed relationship
  • Pierced: Whether pierced with swords, arrows, or other objects, these may represent unforgettable and sad memories of love.
  • With a dagger: Bravery, betrayal
  • With wings: Freedom, spirit, free spirit

© 2008 jaymz


Sebastian on November 06, 2011:

I really look forward to getting one or some of these tats

maya on February 16, 2009:

i love a of the harts i wont one that is shoting out sic notes! that is next

stylezink from Atlanta, GA. on June 08, 2008:

Great explanation of heart tatt's, I never looked at them like this before, it makes sense. Now I gotta go check out your others on tatt's.

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