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Courage, sacrifice, and love – these are all values symbolized by a heart. There are as many designs and sizes as there are meanings behind it.
For those who love ink, you can’t walk through a street or scroll through Instagram without seeing at least one heart tattoo. They’re everywhere! From college students to badass grandmas, you can bet that they’d be sporting at least one heart shape somewhere. The only exception would be if they’re not into that kind of thing.
Heart tattoo designs have been around for a while. As mentioned, depending on a variety of factors such as race, religion, lifestyle, and of course personal preferences, the heart can symbolize almost anything.
For example: in religious beliefs, it can have references to the sacred heart, representing divine love. For those who have lost loved ones, it’s a reminder or memorial. There are folks who choose this symbol to showcase their passion, like love of travel or nature. For romantics, it’s literally wearing their heart on their sleeve!
There are a plethora of designs, colors, sizes, and shapes to choose from. Nowadays, minimalist looks are all the rage because it’s not only cute, it’s also something easy for many to get and maintain (particularly for their first tattoo). A big, colorful ink can be a huge commitment to some. So picking something discreet, yet still shows off your personality, is a good option.
There are a good number of people who get heart tattoos to pay homage to their favorite pop culture elements. For instance: a heartbeat tattoo can symbolize a second shot at life – or it could be a small reference to your Grey’s Anatomy obsession.
No matter which type you choose to get, these heart tattoos will hopefully inspire you in time for your next ink schedule!