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What does a sacred heart tattoo symbolize?

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2008-06-11 11:52:32

The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus'

physical heart as the representation of the divine love for

humanity. I have a sacred (or "eternal flame") heart tattoo...I got

it to symbolize that my feelings for the person I got it for and

the memories I have of them are important and never ending (that

person is deceased). I'm not sure of the typical definition of the

sacred heart tattoo, but I know that whenever I look at mine it

symbolizes a person and time in my life that I hold sacred. The

Sacred Heart is from Christian Origins.

The Heart represents the heart of christ, and his love for the


while the crown of thorns represents...well..the crown of

thorns... digging into the heart, which is usually bleeding, to

represent the pain and suffering Christ felt.

The Cross on top of the heart is the crucifix on which Christ

died, and the fire behind the cross usually coming up from the

heart, is to represent the fire on the threshing burn

everything away and start new

from Matthew

"He will make a thorough clearance of His threshing-floor,

gathering His wheat into the storehouse, but burning up the chaff

in unquenchable fire"

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