Hearts have always been an eternally endearing symbol of love and affection. Various ways of depicting the different negative situations that one undergoes when in love, such as heartache and heartbreak, can be depicted quite easily through the means of this kind of tattoo design. In fact, it is not necessary that the situation has to be negative either. Many young men and women who have fallen truly in love with someone have had their names engraved on their own skins, perhaps in order to prove that their bond is eternal and unbreakable.
It is, once again, not necessary that you have to be in love in order to get a heart tattoo design imprinted on your skin, though that is the usual trend. However, even if you find the shape of the heart endearing in any way, you definitely have the right to get yourself painted with this symbol of love. The heart looks completely adorable, and can signify exactly what you want it to signify in the simplest of ways.
Heart tattoos come in various sizes. Since a heart remains a heart, and whatever its size, somehow manages to catch the eye of its audience, it is also quite a versatile object to be printed. This implies that this is one of the few tattoo designs that can fit into just any nook or corner of your body, and enhance the beauty of that part with its simple, yet gravitational attractiveness. Heart tattoo designs can also be combined with other tattoo designs, such as a star, an angel or even a skull or dragon, depending on the person wearing them, and the idea that they wish to project through the tattoo. This kind of combination will make the tattoo unique and special, and will give you a greater sense of pride and satisfaction.
Heart tattoo designs are mainly of three types: -
1.) The traditional heart tattoo design – This is the classic and oldest form of heart tattoos, which has been imprinted in many peoples' skins for many years. This kind of design usually depicts a heart with a banner across it, generally carrying the name of a loved one. It is the simplest, yet the most elegant form in terms of traditional beauty.
2.) Modern/Contemporary heart tattoo design – this kind of tattoo design is more abstract than the classic one. Here, the heart is animatedly expressive of a situation or idea. For example, it may be surrounded by flames or be in the process of getting ripped open by something either outside or inside it. These modern heart tattoo designs are quite varied in number and pattern, and you can make your choice according to your wishes.
3.) Tribal heart tattoo design – These tattoo designs are essentially tribal designs in the shape of a heart. They are the perfect ones for anyone who wishes to have a tribal tattoo and a heart tattoo at the same time.
Whatever style you prefer, though, it is important for you to be sure that the one you have chosen is actually the perfect one for you. In order to ensure this, you must go through the tedious process of looking through the thousands of designs available to you, and chose or design your own. You can check the internet for unique designs, or scan various books, or perhaps, the best (and most expensive) choice would be to consult your own tattoo artist and have him design a special one, just for you.