Heart Tattoo Meanings

The ancient Egyptians believed that the heart was the seat of the soul, governing all thought, intention, and emotion. Today, this idea is well and alive in heart symbolism: the simplified heart shape represents everything from romantic love and passion, to sorrow and pain. Below, we’ve assembled a heart tattoo dictionary, spelling out the meaning behind each heart tattoo design. Read on, and fall in love with some of these irresistible symbols!