Wednesday, December 17, 2014



The dagger through the heart is a classic piece of tattoo design that has withstood both the test of time and the whim of fashion. Like all enduring symbols, it is as relevant today as when it was first done, managing to successfully capture both our attention and our emotions. 
 
In many Christian-themed tattoos, it is a popular variation of the Catholic Sacred Heart of Mary, representing the grieving Mother of Christ, often called the Lady of Sorrows (“A sword shall pierce through thine own soul also,” said Simeon to her in the temple). In fact, the heart-with-dagger symbol has even migrated, along with Mary, into a very different religion – that of voodoo.

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