Sacred heart tattoos belong to Jesus Christ alone. They have no other meaning than the meaning and symbolism that was given by Jesus Christ during an apparition in which he appeared to Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart who at the time was a nun. Eventually the Sacred Heat of Jesus was accepted by the Catholic Church. The month of the Sacred Heart is June. This Sacred Heart appears next to the Immaculate Heart, which is the heart that represents the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, on the Miraculous Medal worn by those of the Catholic faith.
Sacred Heart Tattoos at first seem rather basic in design, but no, that is not the case. As with any art, the possibilities are endless. A very simple version of the Sacred Heart would be outlined in black. The heart itself is somewhat shaped like the traditional fake heart but more like an apple shape. It is always circled with a double loop of thorns and with fire bursting from the top; sometimes, but not always, there is a cross placed on top in the fire. All of this is symbolic. The heart is the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The fire represents divine love and its transforming power, the cross represents the crucifixion of Jesus as do the thorns. The imagery of this symbol however goes much deeper when examining the Miraculous Medal mentioned above. Not only does the Sacred Heart sit next to the Immaculate Heart, above the two, is a large letter M which represents the Virgin Mary, that seems to be held up by the cross that is suspended over the M and all of this is surrounded around the outer edge with twelve stars. The twelve stars represent the twelve promises that Jesus Christ promised he would deliver to anyone who worshiped His Sacred Heart during his apparition to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. The twelve promises are: I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life, I will give peace in their families, I will console them in all their troubles, I will be their refuge in life and especially in death, I will abundantly bless all their undertakings, Sinners shall find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy, Tepid souls shall become fervent, Fervent souls shall rise speedily to great perfection, I will bless those places wherein the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and venerated, I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts, Persons who propagate this devotion shall have their names eternally written in my Heart, In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.
Sacred Heart tattoos are full meaning, spiritually, symbolism and promises by Jesus Christ. Not only that, but some of his promises include wearing the images of the Sacred Heart. Perhaps this is the reason Sacred Heart tattoos are so popular.
- 1 Coloring of Sacred Heart Tattoos
- 2 Placement of Sacred Heart Tattoos
- 3 50 Best Sacred Heart Tattoo Designs
- 4 Sacred Heart Tattoos on Arm
- 5 Sacred Heart Tattoos on Chest
- 6 Sacred Heart Tattoos on Forearm
- 7 Sacred Heart Tattoos on Hand
- 8 Sacred Heart Tattoos on Leg
- 9 Sacred Heart Tattoos on Neck
- 10 Sacred Heart Tattoos Neo Traditional
- 11 Sacred Heart Tattoos Traditional
- 12 Sacred Heart Tattoos on Various Body Parts
Coloring of Sacred Heart Tattoos
Sacred Heart Tattoos are most beautiful in colored ink. Red for the heart with a golden glow in the center, a dark contrasting color for the almost razor wire appearing thorns, flames in the traditional orange, red and yellows, the cross…that’s open for discussion with your tattoo artist. If you decide to go for the full Miraculous Medal for the Sacred Heart tattoos, the design possibilities are more open. For instance the font style for the M, the coloring of the cross suspending it, the color of the stars representing the promises. Each of the stars could have a different color that may represent the particular promises you need to remember or that are important to you in other ways.
Placement of Sacred Heart Tattoos
Placement of Sacred Heart tattoos will require small to medium amount of skin. Remember in The Twelve Promises that if it is because of devotion, you are considering Sacred Heart tattoos; the heart is to be visible.