The heart is undoubtedly the organ most associated with love and affection, which is evident by a variety of expressions popular in the English language; we can “have a broken heart,” “have a heart-to-heart conversation,” “know a song by heart,” “pour our hearts out” and “cross our heart and hope to die.” We say that “home is where the heart is” and we “love someone with all our heart.” On Valentine’s day, a holiday for couples, we give heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and decorate everything with red and pink hearts. There is no doubt whatsoever that the heart has come to directly symbolize love, and what better sentiment to get inked on your body forever? Whether your heart tattoos are for a close friend, family member, spouse, or the object of your affection, heart tattoos are perhaps the most popular choice for anyone looking to show their love.
If you are considering getting a heart tattoo, here are a wide range of pictures for inspiration.
- 1 Winged Heart Tattoo
- 2 Anatomical Heart Tattoo
- 3 Initial Heart Tattoo
- 4 Heart with Name Tattoo
- 5 Balloon Heart Tattoo
- 6 Heart Chest Tattoo
- 7 Heart Outlines Tattoo
- 8 Artistic Heart Tattoo
- 9 Small Heart Tattoo
- 10 Hearts and Stars Tattoo
- 11 Intricate Heart Tattoo
- 12 Irish Heart Tattoo
- 13 Atom Heart Tattoo
- 14 Red Heart Tattoo
- 15 Heart Tattoo with Banner
- 16 Lock and Key Heart Tattoo
- 17 Unicorn Heart Tattoo
- 18 Cherry Blossom Heart Tattoo
- 19 Vintage Heart Tattoo
- 20 “Pretty Pathetic” Heart Tattoo
- 21 Way of Life Heart Tattoo
- 22 Interesting Heart Tattoo
- 23 Unique Heart Tattoo
- 24 Librarian Heart Tattoo
Winged Heart Tattoo
The large, black wings of this red heart tattoo represent a love that knows no earthly boundaries.
Anatomical Heart Tattoo
Clearly a spin on traditional heart tattoos, this science-based tattoo is an accurate depiction of the human heart.
Initial Heart Tattoo
The initials of deceased loved ones surround this winged heart tattoo.
Heart with Name Tattoo
In the traditional style of many vintage tattoos, this heart tattoo comes compete with the name of a loved one wrapped around it.
Balloon Heart Tattoo
A young girl reaches for a heart balloon on this tattoo, perhaps a symbol of a love that got away.
Heart Chest Tattoo
A vine of thorns surrounds this heart tattoo, indicating a guarded emotional state.
Heart Outlines Tattoo
The outlines of five simple hearts follow the line of this woman’s spine.
Artistic Heart Tattoo
Surrounded by paint brushes and other artistic supplies, this heart tattoo represents a love for art.
Small Heart Tattoo
A small heart tattoo on the hand can serve as a reminder of a loved one, or of love in general.
Hearts and Stars Tattoo
The hearts found in the centers of these black and red stars give a modern look to traditional heart tattoos.
Intricate Heart Tattoo
The wings, stars, and flowers that surround this heart tattoo combine a lot of meaningful images into one tattoo.
Irish Heart Tattoo
Combined with the image of a four-leaf clover, this heart tattoo shows a love of Irish heritage.
Atom Heart Tattoo
This molecule-inspired heart tattoo demonstrates a love of science.
Red Heart Tattoo
Done in the color of passion, this red heart tattoo stands out as a symbol of love.
Heart Tattoo with Banner
The detailed color and shading of this heart tattoo make it look three-dimensional.
Lock and Key Heart Tattoo
In this colorful tattoo, the lock and key to love rest with the same person.
Unicorn Heart Tattoo
Two affectionate unicorns give this heart tattoo a whimsical appearance.
Cherry Blossom Heart Tattoo
Located in a field of cherry blossoms, this heart tattoo is greeted by a pink butterfly.
Vintage Heart Tattoo
Inscribed with “Always and Forever,” this beautifully shaded tattoo is a modern tribute to old-school military tattoos.
“Pretty Pathetic” Heart Tattoo
This heart tattoo reads “Pretty Pathetic.”
Way of Life Heart Tattoo
While most civilized people avoid this particular way of life, the colors and shading of the tattoo are rich and beautiful.
Interesting Heart Tattoo
This heart, outlined in red, shows human figures in the center with red X’s on their chests.
Unique Heart Tattoo
In this tattoo, it appears as though he has tried and failed on multiple occasions to find the one with the right key to his heart.
Librarian Heart Tattoo
This heart tattoo shows a love for the Dewy Decimal System.