A very popular and traditional tattoo
design are rose tattoos.
The rose tattoo is most often associated with beauty, love and passion.
Rose tattoos are considered the most universal of all tattoo designs.
Because there are so many colors and styles of roses, this is a big reason for the
Rose colors have different meanings and you will learn these
There are a number of different meanings associated with rose tattoos. Many believe the tattoo of a rose without
thorns to be a symbol of being in love.
The picture of a rose with thorns is a reminder that love should be entered into with caution because there is
always the possibility that you could get hurt and that to achieve true love it does not come without sacrifices,
risk and the possibility of some pain along the way.
A rose tattoo that is in full bloom represents
being faithful, a new beginning and/or a celebration of a happy occasion. A rose that is withered is a symbol
of separation from a loved one.
Even dating back to ancient times, the rose has had its importance. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, Goddess of
Love, is said to have created the rose which arose from her tears and the blood of her lover Adonis.
The Romans, turning Aphrodite into their goddess Venus, also adopted the rose and it became the symbol of love
and beauty. Cupid offered a rose to the God of Silence as a bribe, when trying to keep Venus’s passionate escapades
quiet, thus making the flower into a symbol for secrecy.
Another very unique aspect of the rose tattoo is that each color rose has a different meaning. It would be
important for you to be aware of these meanings before you select a rose tattoo.
The Meanings of Rose Colors
Red Rose Tattoos--A red rose tattoo is meant universally to say “I love you.” Red is the symbol for romance,
beauty and perfection.
White Rose Tattoos--White rose tattoos symbolize innocence and purity.
Pink Rose Tattoos--Pink rose tattoos can have slightly different
meanings depending on the shade. If it is a dark or deep pink that usually means gratitude and appreciation.
If the shade of pink is light or pale is means admiration or sympathy. Pink rose tattoos, of any shade, can
also mean gracefulness, joyfulness or sophistication.
Yellow Rose Tattoos--Yellow Rose tattoos usually represent friendship. This color rose can also mean joy and
Purple Rose Tattoos--Purple rose tattoos are often used to express love at first site or enchantment.
Orange Rose Tattoos--Orange colored rose tattoos are a symbol of enthusiasm, passion, desire, or
Choral Rose Tattoos--A choral colored rose tattoo is a representation of desire.