The heart abounds in America. In Western world, it has come to symbolize togetherness and love - especially love of the romantic or erotic variety. However, this is hardly a universal interpretation. The heart design has many different meanings and for those of us who choose to wear one the personal meaning is as varied as the personality of the individual who makes it their choice for a tattoo.
Angel tattoos usually represent spirituality, love or the protection of God. As a memorial design, angel tattoos can also be a symbol of the love and connection one feels with the loss of a loved one. In loving memory tattoos often incorporate angels or angel wings within the overall design.