The tattoo design for love, life and loyalty is a combination of an ankh, a cross shape signifying life, with a heart. The design is attributed to Jonathan Harris of San Angelo, Texas, one of the tattoo world's leading artists.
The ankh symbol traditionally represents life and the abundance of life's riches. The loop at the top of the ankh symbolizes the sun, earth's most vital force. In this design, the top of the loop is where the heart is joined. The heart has long been representative of love, portraying a vessel in which to hold love's many joys. Images of the design can be found online.