In modern popular culture, it symbolizes that all living things are important.
This is quite expected, since it looks like a normal muscle, not very complex and unique in structure pump (in many less common animals). the heart is more perfect).
All this is associated with a low level of earthly and sublime, metaphysical, building art and cultural traditions. A person who is subtly sensitive and perceives such semantic shades, of all the options for a tattoo with a heart, will choose, of course, a realistic tattoo. Such a choice can also be dictated by gender perception, but more about everything.
The general meaning of the tattoo
A tattoo with a heart, namely with a human organ, has values that are similar to a tattoo with a symbol in the form of a heart, and inherent only in the anatomical image. The similar meanings common to the image of the heart in any form are the meanings associated with love, thirst for life, spirituality, and vitality. But, of course, even in these general meanings, the anatomical nature of the tattoo will add its semantic connotations.
So, a realistic heart in a tattoo symbolizing love will symbolize this love without embellishment, without a touch of “bouquet romance”. That is, love is more passionate, sensual and natural, perhaps deeper (in the sense that it is impossible to live without it, as without a heart). Shades of feelings of love can be conveyed by the color of the heart (from black to black-red – this is love is tragedy or love is a passion, the color is closer to scarlet, natural is the color of “healthy”, life-affirming love).
A tattoo with a heart as a symbol of the thirst for life is a tattoo of a perfect heart, healthy, often as anatomically prescribed as possible. Such a tattoo, like a spare organ, a symbol-amulet, designed to help cope with everything without losing health and enthusiasm. From here the tattoo with the heart pours out into a series of narrower meanings – this is physical strength, health, endurance.
In terms of spirituality, the message of the tattoo is pretty transparent. A person who does such a tattoo, especially in a conspicuous place, as if says: “here is my heart, everyone can see it, I have nothing to hide.” In this sense, a tattoo is a goodwill towards the world, openness, transparency of thoughts, inability to conceive the evil.
But, in addition to such meanings common to many symbols, the tattoo also has very highly specialized meanings. An anatomical heart tattoo is a symbol of doctors working directly with the human organ (cardiologists) and cardiological patients.
People who have heart problems often get such a tattoo after an operation, as a reminder that they had gone from death, deceived it at a high price and now we have to hurry to live.
Sometimes a tattoo in people after surgery has a utilitarian meaning: if it says under the tattoo with an anatomical heart “don’t pump out” or something close in meaning, it means that the person survived the operation and there are some mechanisms or implants in the organ that simply break when you try heart massage and you will not only not save the person, but also deprive him of the already unlikely possibility of salvation by doctors.
Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, often get a tattoo both separately and with an anatomical heart in their hands or with other medical elements. This is a kind of declaration of love for one’s profession, a symbol that a person realizes the importance of his chosen professional path.
The meaning of tattoos for men
The anatomical heart is a tattoo that is more popular among men, even though most of the meanings of such a tattoo refer to the emotional life of a person. Among girls, the heart symbol is more popular, but the heart as a human organ is more often chosen by men.
This is not dictated by any semantic nuances since the meanings are universal. It’s more about stylistics. Also, men are much more likely than girls to make such a tattoo in the sense of physical stamina, health, and power.
The meaning of tattoos for girls
A tattoo with an anatomical heart in girls often reflects the sphere of love feelings, and the choice of an anatomical image suggests that these feelings are of a deep nature, devoid of pretentious romance and are vital.
In general, this tattoo is suitable for everyone, regardless of gender. Another thing is that the anatomical plan is a deeper symbol than a symbolic heart and the possession of such a tattoo imposes on the person some obligations to himself.