Traditional Rose Tattoos

Traditional Rose Tattoos

No matter how innovative people get with their tattoos, a traditional rose tattoo will always be an all time favorite for many. Read the following article to know about this tattoo style.
Meaning of these Tattoos

A rose is a symbol of beauty. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation, and Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, and prosperity were symbolized with this flower. Among the early Christians, the five petals of the rose were identified with the five wounds of Jesus Christ. However, the leaders of the church were hesitant to adopt the symbol because it was also associated with the Roman excesses, and pagan beliefs and rituals. With passage of time, the rose was adopted as a symbol of blood of Christian martyrs. Later, roses were also identified with Mother Mary.
  • Dark red roses - Unconscious beauty
  • Red roses - Beauty, deep affection, love, respect, romance, and life
  • Blue roses - Impossibility
  • Coral roses - Desire
  • Yellow roses - Joy and friendship
  • White roses - Reverence, innocence, and purity
  • Light pink roses - Sympathy, grace, gentility, and admiration
  • Orange roses - Enthusiasm
  • Black roses - Death
Design Ideas

Choose one or more roses to complete your tattoo, and it can be embellished with different types of designs. Include leaves, thorns, birds, stars, crosses, hearts, anchors, daggers, swords, ribbon with someone's name, or even animals. As far as the design is concerned, you can be as creative as you like. Depicting roses in different colors, when it comes to getting a traditional rose tattoo, the sky is the limit.