The Sacred Heart is a medieval symbol of Christ's sacrifice, particularly within the Roman Catholic Church. The sacred heart signifies the redeeming love of God as the source of illumination and happiness, hence the flames, and the thorns representing the Crown of Thorns that Christ wore on the Cross. As a tattoo design, large, brilliantly colored Sacred Hearts have become very popular tattoo designs with women in the New School genre of tattooing, with the image often having a place of prominence of the chest or ribcage.
The human heart beats at the centre of religions all over the world and has done so since man came to recognize it as the symbol of love, both human and divine. Over time it became also the symbol of charity, piety, and understanding. And for sorrow, as well as joy and happiness.
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