Heart tattoo designs are quite common and popular. The familiar symbol is know worldwide as a symbol of love. For some, though, a typical heart tattoo is simply too cliche, overdone, or plain. For those looking for edgier and more unique heart tattoos, there’s always the anatomical heart tattoo.
Anatomical heart tattoos are designed to be much more realistic. They often include the major arteries and veins, and some are designed with the texture of the actual heart muscles in mind. Like traditional simple heart tattoo designs, anatomical heart tattoo designs typical symbolize love and affectionâ€”just in a slightly more unique way. Anatomical heart tattoos, however, are much more original and a great fit for those who think outside the box.
If you’re thinking about getting inked with an anatomical heart tattoo yourself, check out this awesome collection first for some great inspiration!
1. Colorful Anatomical Heart Tattoo
One would imagine that a real heart would be…um, colorful, so shouldn’t an anatomical heart tattoo be colorful as well?
A detailed anatomical heart tattoo, complete with arteries and perceived blood flow! Now you’ll never forget which arteries pump blood out of your heart and even be able to locate them quickly. Ya know…in case the need ever arises.
Anatomical heart tattoos don’t have to be all serious and macabre, though. This anatomical heart design looks fantastic with a splatter of blue in the background and cute little blue frogs perched on the heart.
Anatomical heart tattoos can be tricky, especially for someone not familiar with internal human anatomy. Before getting permanently inked with an anatomical heart tattoo, be sure to choose the right tattoo artist. He or she should be able to show previous examples of their work as well as draw a real heart design that is accurate. Depending on how realistic you want your heart tattoo, you may even want to consult with an anatomy book or other publication that contains images of real human hearts to check for accuracy before going under the needle.