Are you thinking about getting a tattoo? In recent years, heart tattoos have become one of the most popular choices for both men and women. These timeless designs can convey a variety of meanings, from love and passion to grief and remembrance. Whether you’re looking for a simple outline or an elaborate, colorful piece, heart tattoos are incredibly versatile and can be tailored to your unique style and personality.
In this blog post, we’ve curated 25 heart tattoo ideas to give you some inspiration and help you decide on the perfect design for your next tattoo. So, without further delay, let’s jump into the world of heart tattoos and explore some stunning and creative designs!
An Eye Opener
Let’s kick things off with a spectacular heart tattoo that features a mysterious eye that’s framed by a bejeweled border. Hearts with eyes are a popular motif in this genre of tattoo.
More Eyes, More Heart
See? We told you eyes were a popular addition to heart tattoos. This example is one of the most singular on this list. If eyes are the window to the soul, they are also a vehicle that runs straight to the heart.
Falling for Florals
Flowers have the ability to sweeten up any tattoo design. In this tattoo, we find them flanking the heart shape but also featured inside. If you love a particular flower, why not add it to the mix?
Run Me Through
A sword lances three red hearts in this example which looks very dramatic and evocative. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel with your design. Classic motifs can tell a powerful story.
This heart tattoo features two interlocking hearts that seem to reflect light like mirrors. Further, there is a flame element that cranks up the heat.
Here’s a tidy little heart that is styled to appear anatomically correct. It’s done on a very small scale and looks fabulous. This one is proof that small designs can make the biggest impact.
How cute is this red heart with a smile? We find it absolutely lovely. You get to make the rules with your heart tattoo so if you want to turn it into a character, it can really pay off.
Watercolor tattoos have been a huge trend for years now. It’s easy to see why people are drawn to them as they have so much movement and energy. If you want a simple heart shape, consider spicing things up with a watercolor effect.
Sacred heart tattoos are another trend of the day. People gravitate to these powerful symbols for a number of reasons. For us, they just look spectacular, but they can hold religious and spiritual significance.
Baby Barbed Wire
Barbed wire tattoos have made a huge comeback over the last couple of years. We love the toughness of the wire mixed with the tenderness that a heart shape implies. It’s a perfect balance worth considering.
Let a heart be the frame for any sort of scheme. Inside this heart tattoo, we find a gorgeous water scene that will make anyone want to take a dip.
Lady face tattoos are wildly popular, and they are as elegant as they are beautiful. This one features a heart on the sleeve, which really brings the charm.
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Not just the case with heart tattoos, red ink looks fantastic in almost every instance. If you are not married to the idea of black ink, consider going red or doing a combination of both.
Put a Pin In It
How cute is this idea? Safety pins and hearts are a mildly popular combination, and we think they look fantastic. This straightforward design shows that a little can go a long way.
How about these cherries? Aren’t they adorable? For something fruity and sweet, consider doing something similar with your heart tattoo.
As we mentioned, you can have a lot of fun with the fill of a heart tattoo. Whether it be waves or swirling lines of red and black, we encourage you to treat the heart as a frame for whatever your imagination cooks up.
Have Fun with It
Don’t take things too seriously, folks. We find the terrifying character from the Scream franchise inside of a heart. “Call me XOXO,” a message over it says. What’s your favorite scary movie?
Turn to decorative arts for tattoo inspiration. Architecture, furniture detailing, and so much more can be adapted into tattoo form. This darling design has an Art Deco feel that is swoon-worthy.
We said it once, but we will say it again, red ink is a winner. If your heart is aflame, go with something similar.
We find a photorealistic approach with this heart tattoo that features what appears to be paint formed into a heart shape. Notice how white ink is used to give it a highlight and make it appear luminous.
Hearts, Hearts, and More Hearts
You can never have too much heart as far as we are concerned. We find these splashy shapes with hearts cut out and composed into a big heart. What a dream!
Tattoos that seem to have a reflection are very appealing and visually arresting. This heart tattoo looks like it’s formed from silver with its mirror effect.
We couldn’t make a list of heart tattoos without the classic love potion theme. We find a heart-shaped vessel here with some lovely leaves added to make it pop. Would you take a sip?
You can really take a heart tattoo in so many different directions. We find a childlike scene here with a paper boat floating inside. What objects always make your heart sing? Use them in your design!
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We leave you with another realistic paint heart tattoo that does so much with its bold red color. If you are so inclined, go with something similar.
There you go! We hope you found some inspiration for your heart tattoo. If you are considering getting one, these designs are great for first-timers. They also can be placed anywhere, making them so universally appealing. Now, go spread some love with your next tattoo!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 1 An Eye Opener
- 2 More Eyes, More Heart
- 3 Falling for Florals
- 4 Run Me Through
- 5 So Hot
- 6 Micro
- 7 Happy Heart
- 8 Watercolor Expression
- 9 Something Sacred
- 10 Baby Barbed Wire
- 11 Making Waves
- 12 Love Lady
- 13 Chained
- 14 Put a Pin In It
- 15 Tasteful
- 16 Marbled
- 17 Have Fun with It
- 18 Decorative
- 19 Red Flames
- 20 Paint
- 21 Hearts, Hearts, and More Hearts
- 22 Silver
- 23 Love Potion
- 24 Nostalgia
- 25 Red Paint
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