In many civilizations and cultures, the heart has been and continues to be used to represent numerous ideas. It has also been represented in various ways from the anatomically correct to the highly stylized but almost every society assigned similar meanings to the heart – human emotions, passions and feelings, of course. Thus, when we speak of heart tattoos for women, the first thing that comes to mind is that these designs represent the wearer’s emotions, passions and feelings translated in ink.
Reasons for Loving
Obviously, your reasons for getting a heart tattoo will be different than the reasons of other women who decide to get one of their own, too. We cannot over emphasize the fact that body art is a highly personal and, thus, highly subjective art form. Nonetheless, your reasons may fall into one or two of the following although it must be said that the list is not all-inclusive:
- Commemorate events, celebrate people and pledge allegiance to a group especially when coupled with a name and/or a date
- Express a powerful emotion or passion in life
- Show belief in a certain form of spirituality
- Take pride in being a heart disease survivor
- Convey a profession related to the heart
Indeed, heart tattoos for women are well-loved because of the many things that these designs stand for plenty of people.
As previously mentioned, the heart tattoo can take on many forms depending on the sense of aesthetics, the symbolism adopted and the selected site on the body. You can either be true to the physiological appearance of the heart or be creative with the basic shape to come up with your own heart design. As we say, have a heart tattoo after your own heart.
But being human as we are, we tend to assign meanings to the different kinds of heart tattoos for women and men. The following are just a few of the highly recommended heart tattoos and their general meanings:
- Simple heart shape with a person’s name written on a scroll represents the wearer’s love for that person. Most of the time, the tattoo is placed near the heart itself.
- Heart with a dagger piercing its center and coming out on the other side symbolizes distrust, betrayal and other intense emotional pain experienced by the wearer.
- Sacred Heart of Jesus tattoo expresses the wearer’s devotion to the cross and to her faith
- Heart with “mom” or its equivalent written on it honors the person who brought the wearer into the world. Plus, it definitely beats having to explain your ex-boyfriend’s name tattooed to your chest to your husband unless the former’s name is the same as your mom’s, which is unlikely.
- Heart with a pierced arrow and perhaps accompanied by a rendition of Cupid symbolizes a romantic at heart.
In conclusion, if you look closely into the many designs of heart tattoos for women, you will observe that these have more than their fair share of passion. The stories behind the tattoos are often more interesting than the design itself, which makes for great art, indeed.