Why getting the rose tattoo designs? To say “I love you,” to say “Congratulations” to say “Well done,” to say “Happy Birthday” to say “Get well soon” and so many more greetings, do we not use a rose or a bunch of roses? Well, that is the beauty of that flower.
Growing from a beautiful bud to a full rose and then slowly wither way till all leaves fall, the rose reminds us of the passing youth of our life leaving behind its fragrance telling us to live life to the full while we are still young.
By now you would know that without a doubt rose tattoo designs are by far the most popular in flower tattoos. You will get rose buds or fully blooming rose, rose with thorns, roses along with a cross or heart, a bleeding rose, a rose garland, different colored roses and so on and on. So depending on the message you want to portray with your tattoo, you have to choose the color of the rose, the way it is going to be depicted as a bud or a rose in full bloom or a bunch, whether it is to be accompanied by another symbolic design or lettering.
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Meanings of Different Rose Tattoos
Roses aren’t only an attractive flower but are very famous for the both women and men since the 1930’s; but what are the real deepest meanings of the rose tattoo. Your first idea may be seeing its subtle beauty or its portrayal of love, inner, and outer beauty.
Rose with/without Thorns
As an expression of love, it might be a symbol of being in love especially for the thornless rose. Also, for the rose with thrones. It does signify that the real love that obtained with great sacrifices. Even the thrones have its unique symbolic meanings. It indicates the individual doesn’t put lots of emphases on external beauty. It does also symbolize the never-ending attractiveness and love. And some might express the meanings of “Good to see, but not to touch.”
Rose for Sailor Tattoos
Sailors selected the rose tattoo for the nominal and honorary purposes. The willowy build being related to femininity, to signify their love and romances towards their girlfriend, their wife, and even their mom. Life was challenging on the seas for all these courageous guys, as well as their rose tattoo could bring calmness to them in a symbolic way.
Aphrodite, The Greek goddess of love is frequently depicted with roses decorating her neck, head, feet, and neck. It’s considered to be very closely related to the roses that were grown in a pool of blood shed by Adonis. Initially, her roses were white until touched by her blood after pricking herself on the thorns causing it turned into a red rose. Thus, Aphrodite, the rose is strongly symbolic of immortal love.
Rose in Tarot Methodology
In tarot methodology, the rose is thought to be the sign of equilibrium. The wonder of the flower expresses guarantee, hope, and new starts but when compared to thorns will symbolize defense, loss, as well as thoughtlessness.
Were you aware that some petals on a rose are linked with numerology? The color you select for your rose is going to have distinct significance; the Victorians adored roses and put different significance to the various colors.
Rose Tattoo Color Meanings
Let me explain some of the symbolism of the various colored roses.
Red Rose Tattoo
Show your love with a red rose. Yes, the red rose stands for love and passion. So, if you are passing on a message of love forever to your partner, then say it with a deep red color rose tattoo. Red roses as a bunch can also represent love for everyone in general.
Yellow Rose Tattoo
The yellow rose is symbolic of friendship and loyalty. There is a belief that long ago the yellow color stood for jealousy and deceit. However in today’s world the yellow rose represents true friendship and a brightness of personality. You can create a friendship tattoo design surrounded by yellow flowers to denote the strength of the relationship.
Pink Rose Tattoo
Grace, gentleness, elegance, softness and almost all feminine characters are depicted by the pink rose tattoo design and it is a popular tattoo with women which is not surprising. A pink rose in full bloom shows the extrovert character of women and that she is ready to take on the whole world with her charm.
Purple / Lavender Rose Tattoo
Very much suitable for young girls, a lavender color rose depicts youthfulness and mysterious quality to the wearer almost as if telling the beholder to remain at arm’s length. Lavender rose along with butterflies too can add a touch of enchantment to the wearer. This purple roses can be a perfect symbolic for enchantment and love at first sight.
White Rose Tattoo
Representative of purity, sereneness, and sincerity the white rose has a unique appeal as a tattoo. If you do not want a white tattoo, then you have an option of adding a single white rose to a bunch of pink or red roses to make your rose tattoo design more colorful and yet at the same time conveying the message you want.
Black Rose Tattoo
Black roses are a sign of departure, good-bye, and darkness, never to be incorrectly used insanely but more like a memorial. The black rose, as it symbolizes passing away and death, additionally symbolizes a significant change or turbulence as time goes on. It also represents excitement and self-confidence inspire by rebirth and new hope after total-transformation.
Orange Rose Tattoo
They symbolize eagerness, delight, and attraction for life. It also signified your heart’s desire. It also represents well-being and gratitude.