Are you in the mood for love? Then, you should consider getting one of these love tattoos to express all of your warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who is very special to you. This genre of tattoo can go in many different directions from matching tattoos that you share with a loved one to something as simple as your lover’s name. There’s no right or wrong way to do love tattoos as we all express our love in a myriad of ways.
We wanted to get a better understanding of how people are expressing their love in ink so we turned to social media to get some inspiration. We found a wild assortment of tattoo designs that ranged from cloyingly sweet to absolutely silly. We discovered so many amazing design ideas for love tattoos and we are thrilled to share them with you! If you want to wear your heart on your tattoo sleeve, you’ve come to the right place as we are talking all things romance and ink! Let’s go!
Take a Look at These Love Tattoos That Are Big On Romance!
Advertise your cat lady credibility with adorable cat love tattoos! This fancy feline has a question it wants to ask you.
Here’s a rather macabre tattoo of Satan seducing a woman. We don’t know why but it looked like love to us!
Meow! We can’t quit with the cats as they are really popular among love tattoos. This tattoo is for a mom who has two children she loved enough to get a tattoo for!
Love Ya to Death
Skeletons are another extremely popular subject matter for love tattoos. They symbolize a “forever love” that extends beyond life and continues in death. It’s a bit morbid but a beautiful sentiment nonetheless.
Single line tattoos are an extremely popular trend today with people getting faces like these often. It’s a beautiful symbol of the connection shared between two lovers.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel with your love tattoos! Feel free to get some handsome initials of your partner or your initial and your partner’s for a lasting symbol of love.
Shot Through the Heart
Here’s a rather minimal love tattoo of a heart with a couple of arrows shot through it. We assume those were launched by Cupid himself.
The Key to Their Heart
Heart-shaped lockets are yet another popular trend among love tattoos and you’ll see at least one more on this list. We thought this big tattoo looked crisp and smart.
We don’t only love people! Pet tattoos are extremely popular these days with people getting paws, pet portraits, and more inked on their body. We thought these two dudes were super cute!
Here’s a fresh neo-traditional tattoo of two lovers in an embrace. We stumbled across a number of love tattoos of two lovers gazing into each other’s eyes. You’ll see a few more examples like this as the list continues.
Get Into It
You can get right to the point with your love tattoos! Feel free to tattoo “romance” on your body if you love that you’re a romantic.
Here’s another example of a love tattoo that’s all about the romance. This person has chosen to write their worldview on their arm. How fun!
Cute Little Cupid
Cute little cherubs are very popular love tattoos with people getting the little angelic figures inked all over their bodies. We liked this one that included some lovely and evocative red ink.
Full of Heart
We find a chrysanthemum married to a heart in this truly mesmerizing tattoo. Take a look at all of the shading that’s been used to give the tattoo depth and texture. Bravo!
Here, we find “true love” spelled out in cute little hearts and a banner. The imagery is rather traditional and time-tested but the way the artist has composed the tattoo makes it really stand out as an inspired design.
Here’s another one of the line-drawing-style love tattoos. We find a pair of faces on the verge of a kiss that reads as very romantic and tender.
If you’re a little goth, you go right on ahead and get that black heart that you know you want. This one has been paired with a jeweled outline and some moody purple flowers.
Love a Slice
Who does not love pizza? We find this slice topped with heart-shaped toppings which looks equal parts fun and lovely.
We think these Disney characters are from The Sword in the Stone. Regardless, they are super cute little squirrels and we imagine they represent two real-life squirrel friends!
Here’s a rather unique love tattoo that includes an arrow through the heart. If simplicity is bliss, this tattoo is pure pleasure as it has been boiled down to the bare minimum.
We find two lovers framed by a golden heart in this romantic design that says “’til Death.” The faces are rather minimal and harken back to more traditional styles of tattooing.
On a Cloud
Sometimes love feels like a tempest. We find a love cloud here that’s raining hearts. It’s one of the most unique love tattoos on this list.
Here’s another tattoo that skews traditional and old school. We find a pair of lovers immortalized in an embrace with this ink.
This heart tattoo looks just like a jewel thanks to the encrusted-looking frame around it and the cool color effect inside. It’s a very fine tattoo indeed.
We stumble across more skulls again as they are so very popular among love tattoos. This pair has been found in a gorgeous desert scene that includes a sunset and a flowering cactus. What a dream!
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In the Sea of Love
Does your romance ever make you feel like you are awash in love? Represent that with a tattoo similar to this one that finds two lovers kissing in the ocean under the night sky,
Inspired by Klimt
Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss is one of the most famous works of art on earth today. You can find it reproduced and hanging in a number of homes today. Here, we find the artwork edited into a neat frame that’s truly dazzling.
Woah! This tattoo means business! We find the silhouette of two faces engaged in a kiss filled with celestial bodies. If your love feels cosmic, get yourself some love tattoos that reflect that.
Here’s a simple tattoo of three hearts done in different styles. Perhaps each heart represents a lover or family member. This understated design could be used as inspiration if you’re looking for something that is similarly minimal.
Who does not love the idea of a love letter? We find one being delivered by a beautifully ornate hand along with some flower details to help bring beauty and balance to the piece.
We saw this stunning tattoo and immediately thought of “I Wish I Was the Moon” by Neko Case. The lyrics say, in part: “Chimey falls and lovers blaze / I thought that I was young / Now I’ve freezing hands and bloodless veins / As numb as I’ve become / I’m so tired, I wish I was the moon tonight.”
Here are some super stylish faces that look wholly original. We find the cheeks red with hearts that look so majestic next to those bold black lines.
Here are a pair of vintage dancers that represent love. The timeless image is evocative and extremely interesting in tattoo form.
Slither Into Your Heart
We don’t know why but this snake has been covered in little hearts. Get weird with your tattoo design because it always pays off. Work with a tattoo artist on your love tattoos and you could walk away with a one-of-a-kind design that everyone else wishes they’d thought of.
Made for One Another
Matching tattoos for couples are a sweet and endearing way to represent the love that a pair shares. This lock and key scheme is extremely popular among love tattoos today.
Always & Forever
We find a somewhat surrealist-looking tattoo here in one of the best love tattoos on this list. The person who shared this image captioned it “love forever,” and we think the design speaks for itself and conveys just that.
Right to the Point
Like the “romance” and “romantic” love tattoos we saw earlier, here’s one that simply says “lover.” You don’t have to reinvent the wheel and you can feel free to get straight to the point!
Say It with Your Hands
We find two tidy hands forming a heart symbol in this original design. The lines are neat and clean which is what you need with a tattoo that is this simple. We think it makes a lovely statement!
Here’s another one of our favorite love tattoos. If finds a ribcage with pink roses impaled inside it. Don’t you think this design just screams romance?
Sometimes love tattoos make a political statement. When your sexuality is a point of debate, a simple tattoo can make a huge statement that “love is love.”
Klimt Part II
We did not expect to find two Klimt-inspired love tattoos to share with you but both were just so good we had to show you both. Instead of a picture frame, the painting has been worked into a heart shape. Isn’t it a stunner?
Kill for Love
The person who shared this image included the hashtag: #lovekills. We think the tattoo nails that concept as we find a noose shaped like a heart holding a rose. It’s a haunting design and unlike any other of the love tattoos on this list.
The biggest tattoo we’ll show you on this list comes in the form of an original piece of art that’s been applied as a backpiece. It’s somewhat morose but we find it very romantic and affecting.
We find a “king” and “queen” in these tattoos that are meant to be a pair. There’s a slight watercolor effect which is super hot these days. While this is not the most original idea, it could be something that you and your partner can agree on and love.
Listen to Your Heart
Finally, we leave you with a tattoo that was made to remind the person with it to “listen to your heart.” We find a horn springing from a heart which makes it instantly apparent what this tattoo is meant to convey. Amazing!
There you go! We hope you felt a pang for some of these love tattoos! There’s no right or wrong way to express your romance so feel free to use some of these designs to get you started in a direction but make sure you make your tattoo design all your own! Love tattoos are all about expressing your admiration for the one you think the world of so go big with your ideas and they can result in a totally romantic and original tattoo!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 Take a Look at These Love Tattoos That Are Big On Romance!
- 1.1 Won’t You?
- 1.2 Forbidden Love
- 1.3 Little Cubs
- 1.4 Love Ya to Death
- 1.5 Two Faces
- 1.6 Love Letters
- 1.7 Shot Through the Heart
- 1.8 The Key to Their Heart
- 1.9 Puppy Love
- 1.10 Embrace
- 1.11 Get Into It
- 1.12 Yep!
- 1.13 Cute Little Cupid
- 1.14 Full of Heart
- 1.15 It’s True
- 1.16 The Kiss
- 1.17 Dazzling
- 1.18 Love a Slice
- 1.19 Disney Love
- 1.20 Hopeless Romantic
- 1.21 Forever
- 1.22 On a Cloud
- 1.23 Smooch
- 1.24 A Gem
- 1.25 Desert Romance
- 2 Keep Reading For Even More Love Tattoos!
- 2.1 In the Sea of Love
- 2.2 Inspired by Klimt
- 2.3 Cosmic Kiss
- 2.4 With Hearts
- 2.5 Post It
- 2.6 Dreamy
- 2.7 Lovely Faces
- 2.8 The Dance
- 2.9 Slither Into Your Heart
- 2.10 Made for One Another
- 2.11 Always & Forever
- 2.12 Right to the Point
- 2.13 Say It with Your Hands
- 2.14 In Bloom
- 2.15 Pride
- 2.16 Klimt Part II
- 2.17 Kill for Love
- 2.18 Date Night
- 2.19 The Royals
- 2.20 Listen to Your Heart
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