Disgusting for some, appealing for others, anatomical heart tattoos are in trend nowadays. An exposed organ does not please everyone and only daring people will choose such a tattoo design.
Unlike the simple heart shape which is a symbol of love and adoration, admired by the vast majority, an anatomical heart is a more rough design referring primarily to its biological role: the maintaining of life.
Natural anatomy - a work of art
Anatomical heart tattoos are designed in a more realistic way and seem detached from the scientific books, symbolizing your interest in anatomy or various feelings in a more metaphorical and darker style.
There’s so much excitement going on under the skin that it really is a shame that we don’t get to see it. All of the muscles, veins, tendons, ligaments and bones make for quite the exquisite mess. In order to bring some of those hidden details to the forefront people have gotten tattoos showing what they imagine to be below the skin.
For many, the body’s natural anatomy is nothing short of a work of art, with little need for embellishments or added cartoon effects. Leonardo Da Vinci wasn’t the only one in favor of celebrating the human body as art; today’s leading tattoo artists are creating their own stunning realistic anatomical renderings. Black, white, and natural-toned, med school quality, hearts, bones, lungs, and muscles are popularly being committed to the body in ink.
There are many reasons to opt for a realistic anatomical tattoo, such as cultural correlations and personal experiences. Many beliefs attach a particular significance to each organ of the body–courage, strength, love–while others may have triumphed over a physical ordeal and wish to honor their survival with the appropriate anatomical symbol. Popularly worn on or near the correlating region of the body, a realistic anatomical tattoo tells the world that you are a survivor, and have made art of your duress.
Whether you appreciate the realm of science or carry a personal connection to your allocated ink organ, a realistic anatomical tattoo is a dramatic way to celebrate the beauty and perseverance of the body you inhabit.
The anatomy of the human body is a marvel, the composition of the body has its raw appeal, and its exposure has become one of the boldest tattoo trends in recent years.
Everyone has their own interpretation of the tattoo designs they carry on their body, however, the anatomical tattoos that show the inside of your body have a general meaning: they are displays of courage and demonstrate the expression of life within yourself. Even when your exterior may seem harsh or impenetrable.
The most popular themes for the anatomy tattoos
Anatomical tattoos (or anatomy tattoos) are a relatively new trend in the tattoo fashion. They are 3d tattoos based on optical illusions, quite similar to the biomechanical tattoos. The most important difference between the two categories is the main theme of the design: various parts of the human anatomy versus mechanical and robotic components mixed with allien-like tissues that are enhanced by natural systems in the human body in the case of biomechanical tattoos.
The most popular themes for the anatomy tattoos are:
– the human skeleton (especially the bones of the back, the ribs, the wrists and the ankles)
– the muscles (especially the arm muscles and the leg muscles)
– various organs (the heart, the brain, etc)
– scars (like post operative scars or Frankenstein-like scars)
– the blood circulatory system
The tattoo artist must have must have advanced knowledge of anatomy, because these tattoos mimic the contours of muscles and bones, following the human musculoskeletal system. The point of these tattoos is to appear natural or even possible, to be believable and realistic (they don’t need to be actually plausible, but must appear so). Because of this, placement is an essential component of these tattoos. The tattoo must be placed over the correct joints and muscles in order to look as believable as possible. Furthermore, the tattooer must be able to blend the tattoo into the normal, un-tattooed skin. If the tattoo looks like a sticker or out of place then the entire effect is ruined, even if the actual tattoo is nicely executed. These tattoos are only successful when they appear to trick the eye, known as a trompe l’oeil in artistic terms.