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Heart Tattoos


Port City Tattoo is known for their diversity in style and techniques of tattooing. We are also widely known for our exceptional Heart Tattoos and have perfected the art of this style of tattooing. From simplistic heart tattoo designs, to awe-inspiring detailed heart tattoos that can cover a huge portion of the body, our Orange County and Long Beach Tattoo Artists can work with you on any concept or idea.

Our highly talented staff at our Port City tattoo shops can reference a picture or drawing, or we can free-hand a custom sketch based on the description of the heart tattoo you’re trying to go for. We also welcome all guests that visit our Port City Tattoo Shop to peruse our huge catalog of Artist Portfolios to see if something catches your eye.


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Location of Port City Tattoo


Port City Tattoo has two locations, our original tattoo shop in Long Beach and our sister tattoo shop in Costa Mesa. Both locations are convenient to all of Los Angeles county and Orange County. Travel a little further for the best that LA has to offer. You can’t let a thing like distance come between you and quality tattooing!!

Bold, visually stunning and sure to turn heads, Port City’s expertly inked Heart Tattoos are thick with symbolism and meaning. As with any art form that has stood the test of time and culture, tattooing continues to evolve, but the basics remain the same. Port City Tattoo makes it a point to deliver the best Heart Tattoo designs in Orange County and Los Angeles.


Port City Heart Tattoos


There are no shortage of heart tattoos out there today, in fact they are quite popular. They vary in meaning depending on taste and belief system. Here we cover some of the most popular of the heart tattoo designs out there and their meanings. It is always best to conduct thorough research before deciding what heart tattoo design to go with so that you are sure of the meaning and significance.


Here are some popular heart tattoos that are solid designs for all ages.


1. Scared Heart Tattoos
Heart Tattoos Orange County

Heart Tattoos | Port City Tattoo

Sacred Heart Tattoos is by far the most symbolic and widely known heart tattoos out there today. They have a long history dating back to France’s 17th Century. Usually adorned with thorns, or coupled with an angel, pierced with a sword or shown burning, the scared heart tattoo allows for an immense amount of creativity in the design. The elements of the sacred heart is pretty self explanatory. However, it is thought that the symbol first rose to prominence when a bishop consecrated his diocese to the sacred heart to try to avert the plague that was overtaking the town. The area then remained immune to disease and so the Sacred Heart gained a reputation as a symbol of good luck, good health and also of divine intervention. 

2. Flaming Heart Tattoos

The heart is the universal symbol of love, and tattoos depicting hearts more often than not are representative of an all encompassing love. A burning heart or flaming heart tattoo represents passion for someone or something, a burning desire for a certain person or to signify the never ending and eternal spirit that burns inside.

3. Dagger Through the Heart Tattoo

Dagger heart tattoos have both a positive and negative connotation and meaning associated with its design. The positive attributes being mostly of bravery and courage, while the negative meanings of the dagger through the heart tattoo would be that of grief, loss, sorrow or long lasting struggle. 

4. Traditional Heart Tattoos

Well everyone has seen the old school heart tattoo with the ‘Mom’ banner scrolled across it. It is a traditional tattoo staple and one that has been seen throughout American culture for decades. Often seen on sailors that were staring down a long trip out to sea, traditional heart tattoos were chosen by them to keep their family close during long periods away from home. Traditional heart tattoos still remain one of the most popular heart tattoo designs amongst civilians and sailors.

Heart Tattoos in Orange County & Los Angeles


Orange County Heart Tattoos

Traditional Heart Tattoos Orange County

Our tattoo family is just as important to us as our beloved clients. That’s why Port City Tattoo goes above and beyond to only hire the very best tattooists from all over the world. Our expert tattoo artists each have over ten years of experience in a wide variety of tattooing techniques. Some of the styles of tattoos that we offer at Port City Tattoo include black and gray, portraits, Traditional Tattoos, Heart Tattoos, Sleeve Tattoos, Flower Tattoos, Realistic Ink, Religious Tattoos, Japanese designs and lettering, Koi Fish, Sacred Geometry tattoos, amongst a catalog of others. We have a total of eight artists on staff at any given time. Come in and we’ll set you up with the artist that best compliments your style.

Call us today to set up an appointment : (562) 494-6800

All of Port City’s Heart Tattoos deliver a unique look. Our heart tattoos all hold significant meaning, which has made them the original elements of tattoo art in the United States. Visit one of our award winning tattoo shops in Long Beach or Costa Mesa today and get inked by the best in the Southwest. 

Port City is Proud to extend its heart tattooing services to following cities :

Costa Mesa • Long Beach • Downey • Huntington Beach • Redondo Beach • Hermosa Beach • Anaheim • Santa Ana • Orange County • Orange • Torrance • Irvine • Tustin • Lakewood • Cypress • Newport Beach • Seal Beach • Los Alamitos • Garden Grove • Westminster • San Pedro • Signal Hill • Fullerton • Buena Park • Mission Viejo • Carson • Fountain Valley • La Palma • Cerritos • Compton • Rossmoor • Bellflower • Stanton • Laguna Hills • Lake Forest • Gardena • Lawndale • Palos Verdes • Lomita • Paramount • Laguna Beach • San Joaquin Hills • Manhattan Beach • Norwalk • La Mirada • Lynwood • South Gate • Whittier • Pico Rivera • Yorba Linda • Santa Fe Springs • Dana Point • Corona Del Mar • Torrance