We've seen almost every heart tattoo imaginable, from small to large, from broken to full — but anatomical hearts? That was a twist on the theme we didn't see coming! No cutesy, doodle-y hearts here. These tattoos are inspired by the source — the body's blood-pumping muscular organ, in all its veiny, biological glory.
According to a 2019 tattoo trend report from Pinterest, the search for anatomical heart tattoo ideas is on the rise, and so we had to check out this scientific design for ourselves. From colourful and floral to tiny line work, and everything in between, these tattoos are uniquely beautiful. Get inspired for your own ink with the mesmerising photos ahead.