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.

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.

#1 Detailed Anatomical Heart on Flower of LifeAnatomical Heart Tattoo by Michael George Pecherle Photo: Michael George Pecherle

#2 Simple Heart and Wild FlowersAnatomical Heart Tattoo with Wild Flowers by Michael George Pecherle Photo: Michael George Pecherle

#3 Anatomical Heart with Musical NotesAnatomical Heart Tattoo with Musical Notes by Fer Solley Photo: Fer Solley

#4 Small Anatomical Heart on ForearmSmall Anatomical Heart Tattoo by oozy_tattoo

 Photo: oozy_tattoo

#5 Planets Orbiting the HeartAnatomical Heart Tattoo by Matheus Zaroni Photo: Matheus Zaroni

#6 Anatomical Heart on ThighAnatomical Heart Tattoo by Violeta Arus  Photo: Violeta Arús

#7 Anatomical Heart with Geometric Elements Anatomical Heart Tattoo with Geometric Elements by Malvina Maria

 Photo: Malvina Maria

#8 Galaxy Heart on Wrist Galaxy Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Merry Morgan Photo: Merry Morgan

#9 Black Ink Anatomical HeartBlack Ink Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Merry Morgan  Photo: Merry Morgan

#10 Abstract Anatomical Heart TattooAbstract Anatomical Heart Tattoo by susboom_tattoo

 Photo: susboom_tattoo

#11 Traditional Black Ink HeartTraditional Black Ink Heart Tattoo by Henja Fin Photo: Henja Fin

#12 Anatomical Heart Tattoo on CalfAnatomical Heart Tattoo on Calf by thomasetattoos Photo: thomasetattoos

#13 Traditional Surrealistic Heart on ForearmTraditional Surrealistic Heart Tattoo by Matteo Nangeroni

 Photo: Matteo Nangeroni

#14 Colored Anatomical Heart on Forearm Colored Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Robson Carvalho Photo: Robson Carvalho

#15 Anatomical Heart Inside a Jar Anatomical Heart Inside a Jar by mr.k_tattoo Photo: mr.k_tattoo

#16 Anatomical Heart with Wild Flowers on RibcageAnatomical Heart with Wild Flowers by mr.k_tattoo

 Photo: mr.k_tattoo

#17 Surreal Anatomical Heart on ChestSurreal Anatomical Heart by Sven Rayen Photo: Sven Rayen

#18 Anatomical Heart with Flowers and QuoteAnatomical Heart by Nando Tattoo Photo: Nando Tattoo

#19 Geometric Watercolor Heart on Inner ForearmGeometric Watercolor Heart on Inner Forearm by Georgia Grey 

Photo: Georgia Grey

#20 Simple Heart with Flowers on Forearm Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Otavio Borges Photo: Otavio Borges

#21 Colorful Side PieceAnatomical Heart by victoriascarlet93 Photo: victoriascarlet93

#22 Single Line Anatomical Heart Single Line Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Mo Ganji

 Photo: Mo Ganji

#23 Realistic Black and Grey Anatomical Heart on BicepRealistic Black and Grey Anatomical Heart on Bicep by evantattoo Photo: evantattoo

#24 Another Gorgeous Design on ForearmAnatomical Heart Tattoo by severovroma Photo: severovroma

#25 Small Geometric Anatomical Heart Geometric Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Rob Green

 Photo: Rob Green

#26 Tiny Realistic DesignTiny Anatomical Heart Tattoo by maxim.nyc Photo: maxim.nyc

#27 Linework and Dotwork Anatomical Heart Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Melina Wendlandt Photo: Melina Wendlandt

#28 Anatomical Heart Tattoo and RocketAnatomical Heart Tattoo by María Fernández

 Photo: María Fernández

#29 Bold Geometric Heart on Ribcage Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Jessica Svartvit Photo: Jessica Svartvit

#30 Mechanical Heart Tattoo on ChestAnatomical Heart Tattoo by katyageta Photo: katyageta

#31 “Sowing the seeds of love”Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Michele Volpi

 Photo: Michele Volpi

#32 Geometric Heart on Inner ForearmGeometric Heart by Michele VolpiPhoto: Michele Volpi

#33 Minimalist Heart on Upper Back Minimalist Heart Tattoo by Cagri Durmaz Photo: Cagri Durmaz

#34 Anatomical Heart with Snake Anatomical Heart Tattoo with Snake by Gia

Photo: Gia

#35 Anatomical Heart with California PoppiesAnatomical Heart Tattoo by Kat Dillon Photo: Kat Dillon

#36 Floral Anatomical Heart TattooFloral Anatomical Heart Tattoo by Harry Plane Photo: Harry Plane

#37 Heart and Wild RoseHeart and Wild Rose Tattoo by Oskar

Photo: Oskar

#38 “Home is Where Your Heart Is” Anatomical Heart Tattoo by ilja hummel Photo: ilja hummel

#39 Matching Anatomical Heart TattoosMatching Anatomical Heart Tattoos by Aleksandra StojanoskaPhoto: Aleksandra Stojanoska

#40 Heart of StoneAnatomical Heart Tattoo by ashandwood

Photo: ashandwood