Roses are among the most well-known and long-lasting symbols in Western culture (similar to lotus in Eastern culture), representing subtle beauty and love. Today a rose tattoo is a popular choice, especially among young people. However, a rose tattoo may have different meanings, depending on the colors as well as the shape of the piece.
Rose tattoos are very well-liked today
TABLE OF CONTENT
- 1. What does a rose tattoo mean?
- 2. Some great rose tattoos and their meanings
- 3. Where to Have a High-Quality Rose Tattoo Today?
1. What does a rose tattoo mean?
Rose tattoos have become popular since the 1930s, when sailors often had them tattooed on their arms to remind themselves of their wives, girlfriends, or mothers. In Greek mythology, the Goddess of Love - Aphrodite – is often described with a rose pinned in her hair or tattooed on her leg and neck, with the rose signifying a long-lasting love.
In tarot, roses are considered the symbol of balance, representing promises, hope, or a new beginning. Moreover, rose tattoos also have different meanings, and a rose has various meanings, depending on its color.
Rose tattoos have been popular for a while
1.1. A Symbol of Beauty
Roses are the symbol of beauty with their mystery, purity, and timelessness; that’s why they are so eye-catching. In Greek and Roman mythology, roses are associated with the beauty of the Goddess Aphrodite. Hence, a rose tattoo on the arm will show your personality as well as your style.
A rose tattoo is also the symbol of beauty
1.2. A Symbol of the Purity of Love
Apart of signifying beauty, roses are also the symbol of Love and Luck. Usually, lovers would use roses to show their affection to each other.
Hence, young people of today like to have roses tattooed on their arms in the hope that they bring about happiness and luck.
A rose is the symbol of Love
Furthermore, the best rose tattoos are often picked by couples to show their affection to each other, both here in Vietnam and abroad.
1.3. A Symbol of Peacefulness
Roses are also a symbol of Peacefulness, with their many petals, when blossoming, representing Luck and Prosperity of the four seasons of the year. A rose tattoo is believed to bring good luck to its bearer.
A small rose tattoo is believed to bring about Peacefulness
2. Some great rose tattoos and their meanings
As is the case with other flowers, the location can convey meanings. For example, a rose tattoo on the arm with a green leaf represents joy and glory, but add some thorns and it becomes a symbol of sadness. Here are the meanings of a variety of rose tattoos for your reference.
2.1. A Red Rose Tattoo
Of all kinds of rose tattoos, the red rose tattoo is the most popular. It is the symbol of Love and Good Fortune. The red rose tattoo also signifies the might of the Universe, bringing about enthusiasm and passion. Furthermore, it is also believed to represent the peace of mind.
A red rose tattoo is the symbol of eternal beauty
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A simple rose tattoo are very common, especially among women
2.2. A Black Rose Tattoo
Black roses do not exist in nature; therefore, a black rose tattoo means you are seeking something hard to achieve in the hope that luck will come your way. A black rose also means respect for your loved ones.
A black rose tattoo on a man’s arm is a symbol of strength, power, and attractiveness. For women a small black rose tattoo represents mystery mixed with a sense of carefreeness.
A black rose tattoo on a woman conveys mystery
A black rose tattoo is a good choice for men
2.3. A Blue Rose Tattoo
Everyone probably has a desire they haven’t achieved for one reason or another, causing them a sense of regret or nostalgia. In this case, a blue rose tattoo is a great way of preserving the memory.
A blue rose tattoo implies “You are a great person.”
2.4. A Skull-shaped Rose Tattoo
A skull-shaped rose tattoo conveys a mysterious beauty mixed with a sense of pride. Roses have always been considered the most beautiful of flowers, the symbol of long-lasting love while a skull is often associated with the underground world and the people in it.
According to Eastern philosophy, people with a skull-shaped rose tattoo often yearn for a life of peace, happiness, and without evil or bad luck.
A skull-shaped rose tattoo is suitable for both men and women
A skull-shaped rose tattoo brings about something different
Probably many people feel that this is somewhat of an abnormal combination, but skull-shaped rose tattoos are in fact very popular. In this tattoo, the rose stands for hope and life; the skull, decline and death.
2.5. Tattoos combining roses and daggers
A tattoo of a rose and a dagger represents the two sides of life. This is because a dagger stands for betrayal, death, and evil while a rose represents love, faith, and hope.
A tattoo of a rose and a dagger
2.6. Tattoos combining roses and pocket watches
Rose-and-pocket-watch tattoos originate from the West.
- Their 1st meaning is a reminder of our good times in life. Time is something that we can’t get back; our good memories will fade with time. Therefore, we all should appreciate and cherish those good times.
- Secondly, rose-and-pocket-watch tattoos also serve as a milestone for memorable experiences in life.
A rose-and-pocket-watch tattoos – preserving the best of memories
Rose-and-pocket-watch tattoos are suitable for both men and women. For men, the best places to have them tattooed are the neck and the forearm while for women, a rose-and-pocket-watch tattoo would look best on the back and the legs.
A rose-and-pocket-watch tattoo looks great on a man’s forearm
A rose-and-pocket-watch tattoo looks great on a man’s forearm
Although roses have a long history of representing love, today they may also have different meanings, depending on their shapes, colors, and designs. Therefore, every rose tattoo has its own meaning.
Besides, there are a lot more impressive rose tattoo designs you can choose from, as shown below
A small rose tattoo combined with a beautiful word, suitable for women
A rose tattoo also looks great
A rose design on the shoulder blade, for women
3. Where to Have a High-Quality Rose Tattoo Today?
For a high-quality rose tattoo, Tadashi Tattoo – a prestigious tattoo house – is a top choice. At Tadashi Tattoo, the best tattoo artists will give you the best advice based on your personality, your desire, and the meaning you want to convey through a tattoo.
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