Black and Grey Sacred Heart Tattoos

Finding their origin within the Roman Catholic Church, both the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary share intrinsic links within religious imagery. With devotion to the Sacred Heart being seen as early as the 2nd century and popularised in the 17th century by Mary Marguerite Alacocque, it is a symbol that has continued to hold its prominence within Catholicism to this day.

Often depicted as a flaming heart, the Sacred Heart is a demonstration of Christs transformative power of divine love, whilst the wounds or crown of thorns around the heart allude to Jesus’ death. Similarly, the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a representation for her devotion to God, her maternal love for Jesus and compassion for all people. This heart is often depicted as pierced with 7 swords in homage to the seven sorrows of Mary and is adorned with a band of roses.

Both the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are very popular forms of imagery in contemporary tattooing. Not only are they one of the more ornate and visually striking designs, they can also hold a lot of meaning for the wearer. A sacred heart tattoo can be worn by those who are devoted to their religion and furthermore as a symbol of rebirth from a more troubling time, serving as a reminder to be compassionate towards others.

Black and Grey Tattoo Specialists!

All of the tattoos on this page are by artists in our London based parlour.

Black and Grey Tattoo Specialists!

All of the tattoos on this page are by artists in our London based parlour.

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34 Cheshire Street
London, E2 6EH

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