35 Best Love Tattoo Designs That Showcase Your Love

by Harini Natarajan

Love makes the world go round. While there are hundreds of ways to express your love for someone, love tattoos can give you an edge over the conventional methods of expression.

Love tattoos are the best options for people who love deeply but are not very comfortable being vocal about it. They can help portray emotions like belief, desire, trust, faith, relationship, devotion, and motivation. These tattoos do not necessarily have to be for your spouse or partner; they can also be for your family, friends, and even someone you idolize. Here are 35 cute love tattoo designs you can choose from.

35 Best Love Tattoo Designs With Meanings

1. Faith Love Tattoo

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Faith tattoos portray the trust in the bond you share with your special one. This tattoo consists of a cross(faith), a heartbeat (hope), and a heart (love). The design is gender-neutral, and you can get it done as a couple tattoo to spice up your love life. You can get this done on your wrist, shoulder, forearm, or back.

2. Love Infinity Tattoo

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Infinity loop tattoos are meant to tie your love forever and never let it fade away. The heart is encircled with an infinity loop, and the black border around the lines makes the tattoo look appealing. You can get this tattoo inked on your wrist.

3. Heart Name Tattoo

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Inking a name inside a heart symbolizes your love for the person. This tattoo is done in red and yellow with delicate frills that lend it a feminine touch. You can sport in on your shoulder, back, or bicep.

4. Family Love Tattoo

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If you are a family person, this beautiful colored scenery tattoo with a heart border is the perfect design to remind you of the people who mean the world to you. You can get the background of a place you enjoyed the most with the silhouette of your family members on your forearm.

5. Dog Love Tattoo

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A dog symbolizes unconditional love and unwavering loyalty. If you are a pet or dog lover, you can get this cute dog and girl tattoo on your upper arm. The simple design and color choice help show your sweet and loving personality.

6. Devil Heart Tattoo

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This miniature heart tattoo with little horns looks super cute. You can opt for this design if you are a first-timer. You can get it done on your shoulder and flaunt it in off-shoulder and deep neck tops and dresses.

7. Burning Heart Tattoo

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What could be a better way to show what a person means to you than this tattoo that depicts that they set your heart on fire? If you have a special someone who makes your heart beat like crazy, opt for this tattoo design of a black heart with blazing fire. You can get it done on your bicep, shoulder, back, or wrist.

8. Heartbeat Love Tattoo

Heartbeat Love Tattoo

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This tattoo of a heart and heartbeat signifies that the person is your lifeline – they not only have the most important place in your life but are also your reason to live. You can get this done on your forearm and surprise your partner with this declaration of love.

9. Jewel Heart Tattoo

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If you are a fan of realistic tattoos, consider getting this jewel heart tattoo done. It shows your special someone that they are precious to you. The intricate design and colors used make this tattoo a masterpiece. You can get it done on the thigh, shin, or bicep.

10. Miniature Finger Heart

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If you are not a fan of big designs and want to keep it subtle, or you have a low pain threshold, you can get a miniature heart done on your finger.

11. LGBT Love Tattoo

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If you want to stand in support of acceptance and gender neutrality, this rainbow heart with a pixel border is the perfect design for you. You can get it done on your wrist. This tattoo is suitable for lighter skin tones like ivory and beige.

12. Love Waist Tattoo

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The waist is an interesting place to get a tattoo. You can choose to cover it or flaunt it, depending on the occasion and choice of outfit. This tattoo includes a quote that says, ‘It’s ok, it’s ok.’ The ‘o’ is replaced with a heart symbol. It serves as a reminder that everything will be alright and motivates you to keep going on.

13. Love Tattoo On The Upper Arm

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If you are unsure about getting a detailed design but still want a tattoo, you can get this simple heart outline done on your upper arm.

14. Fingerprint Love Tattoo

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This fingerprint tattoo is unique and personalized. You can help your tattoo artist study the fingerprint of your special person and design it in the form of a heart on your side rib. The location of the tattoo makes it intimate and special for both of you.

15. Floral Love Tattoo

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Flowers are the best way to add a feminine touch to ordinary tattoos. This wreath heart formed with tiny grass flowers is a simple yet appealing tattoo design. The light shade of the grass blades and the white petals make the design look attractive and graceful. You can get it done on your forearm in remembrance of someone you loved.

16. Animal Love Tattoo

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If you are an animal lover, this paw and flower heart tattoo is sure to grab your attention. The tender pink shade of the flowers is in contrast with the tiny paw marks in black. You can get this tattoo on your wrist or shoulder.

17. Love Peace Design

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This tiny tattoo is formed by combining the world peace sign with a heart and stands for negotiating peace and spreading love. This tiny piece of art looks perfect on every skin tone and can be done on your finger, wrist, or forearm.

18. Love Quote Tattoo

This tattoo says, “Love me for who I am.” At the end of the day, all we want is acceptance, and this tattoo embodies that need beautifully. The butterflies around the quote enhance the cuteness quotient of the tattoo.

19. King And Queen Tattoo

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If you have found your special someone and want a tattoo that matches his, get these king and queen crown tattoos. You can get these matching tattoos done on your wrists.

20. Dotted Love Tattoo

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Dotted designs look unique and classy. This dotted heart on the back of the neck falls in perfect symmetry with the spine. If you want to make the design more personalized, you can add the initials of your special person inside the heart.

21. Heart Neck Tattoo

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This intricate tattoo design of a heart surrounded by flowers looks uber cool and chic. The colors lend allure and charm to the tattoo.

22. Love Shoulder Tattoo

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This tattoo shows printed hearts flying from a pair of hands. It depicts the strength of love and affection in bringing about a change in the world. The light shade work makes the tattoo ideal for all skin tones.

23. Heart Ankle Tattoo

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You and your friends can get this cute tattoo done on your ankles to symbolize your undying love for each other. Wear a pair of sandals or flip-flops and/or colorful anklets to make the tattoo stand out.

24. Rose Love Tattoo

Roses symbolize beauty and grace. This simple lined rose love tattoo can serve as a reminder of the happy times you have had with your significant other.

25. Anchored Love Tattoo

The anchor stands for stability. Teaming it up with a little heart adds permanency to your love life. You can get this delicate design done on the back of your neck. Make sure to tie your hair up in a bun if you want to flaunt the tattoo.

26. Disney Love Tattoo

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If you are a true-blue Disney fan, this tattoo design will delight you. These cute birds holding out a pink ribbon that forms a heart bow looks super cute. The vibrant colors make this tattoo quite eye-catching.

27. Jesus Love Tattoo

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Shout out to all Christ lovers who want to spread the love! This tattoo of a three-dimensional cross with a red heart in the middle looks adorable. You can get it done on your bicep or forearm.

28. Zelda Heart Tattoo

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Videogames have always been an inspiring source of design for tattoo artists. The lifelines of the players in a game are denoted by pixelated hearts. This Zelda tattoo with three hearts shows the three stages of life. If you want a meaningful tattoo but prefer to keep the design small and cute, get this tattoo done on your calf or forearm.

29. Knife Through The Heart Tattoo

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Love can withstand the wrath of all pain and suffering that feel like piercing spears and knives. This dramatic design shows a red heart pierced with a sword and arrow and bearing a ribbon that says, “True forever love.” It is perfect to be etched on your foot.

30. Believe Tattoo

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Loving yourself is the first step before loving someone else. Believing in yourself is crucial for self-motivation. This word tattoo with ‘Believe’ written in a delicate font covering the wrist looks elegant. Teaming it up with a small crown lends it a  feminine touch.

31. Couple Love Tattoos

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If you have found your special someone, we have the perfect couple tattoo idea for you. Get your wedding date or the date you both met inked. The heartbeat is complete only when both partners join their hands. This symbolizes that it takes two to tango, and both of you are equally invested in the relationship.

32. Sibling Love tattoo

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This adorable sketch of elder and younger siblings sitting side by side will bring back lovely childhood memories not only for you but also for others who look at your tattoo. You can get it done on the back of your neck.

33. Love Heart Lock And Key Tattoo

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This tattoo of a heart lock and key symbolizes that all the answers you are seeking are within you. All you need is some introspection to open up your heart to the possibilities that life offers. The deep shade and dark color of the lock make it look realistic and beautiful. You can get it done on your shoulder or back.

34. Music Love Tattoo

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The love for music transcends all boundaries. This unique design of a blue inverted treble clef and a pink bass clef forming a heart is apt if you are a music lover. You can get it done on the back of your neck, shoulder, or wrist.

35. Abstract Love Tattoo

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This heart design is simple yet eye-catching. The multi-layered border forming a heart in crayon texture is unique. The small size makes it suitable for your upper arm.

Most of these designs are small and can be done perfectly even by amateur artists. Make sure you take proper care before and after getting a tattoo to ensure its longevity and prevent infection.

That was our round-up of the 35 best love tattoo designs. Choose the design that resonates with you and your personality and spread some love by sharing this article with your family and friends.

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Harini Natarajan

Harini has over 12 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of business, health and wellness, and lifestyle and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). As the Chief Editor, Harini ensures that her team delivers interesting, engaging, and authentic content. Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.
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