How to Draw a Tribal Heart Tattoo

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Would you like to learn how to draw a tribal heart tattoo? This step-by-step tutorial breaks down the tribal heart tattoo outline into a series of simple strokes.

What is a tribal tattoo? Tattooing is an ancient art form. Tattoo markings were often unique to or an identifier of the tribe or group you belonged to.

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Early tattoos, however, were different than those of today. Without modern tools, the designs were often simpler and of a single color.

What is the meaning of a tribal heart tattoo? "It can be a remembrance tattoo of a lost loved one or styled with a dagger that represents the pain of love, betrayal, and descent.

The design can also symbolize spiritual meanings of religion and faith as in the sacred heart tattoos."

Do you want to let someone know, "You own the key to my heart"? Add a key to this design, with the heart serving as the lock. This type of design symbolizes fidelity.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Tribal Lion, Tribal Wolf, and Dragon Tattoo.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Tribal Heart Tattoo

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How to Draw a Great Looking Tribal Heart Tattoo for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the tribal heart tattoo outline by enclosing a crescent shape. This will become one side and lobe of the heart.

Within the curve of this shape, draw a narrow curved triangle. This represents a shininess of reflection of light on the heart’s surface. It also lends a three-dimensional appearance.

Easy Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing - Step 2

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use a series of curved lines to draw the opposite side of the heart. A short straight line represents where the two sections meet.

Notice that this segment of the heart is not fully enclosed. Instead, it extends below the other half to form a spiral shape.

Easy Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing - Step 3

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines to enclose this segment of the heart with a two-pointed shape, like the end of a ribbon. Then, draw a three-pointed shape and a curved line beside the heart. These will become the petals of a rose.

Easy Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing - Step 4

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use curved lines to craft the irregular shapes of the tribal rose petals.

Easy Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing - Step 5

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw more triangular petals and curved, pointed shapes representing the leaves of the rose and the base of a second flower.

Easy Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing - Step 6

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use curved lines to craft the pointed shapes of the petals of the second rose blossom.

Easy Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing - Step 7

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw more pointed, curved rose petals and leaflike shapes.

Add More Details to Your Tribal Heart Tattoo Picture - Step 8

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw a final cartoon rosebud. Use a triangular shape for the side of the flowers and crescent shapes for the tops of the petals.

Complete the Outline of Your Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing - Step 9

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete the tribal heart tattoo outline by drawing curved triangle shapes around its lower point.

Color Your Tribal Heart Tattoo Drawing

Tribal Heart Tattoo step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Shade your cartoon heart tattoo. True to tribal tattoo style, we’ve given ours a single dark coloration. You can do the same, or you can brighten the design with splashes of color.

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