135 Beautiful Rose Tattoo Designs For Women and Men

The hip area or up the side of the body is generally considered one of the sexier places for females to get tattoos. It is also easy for them to cover it up when need be.

Ladies rose arm sleeve tattoo

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A beautiful and alternative style tattoo with a mixture of red and black roses. Whilst red generally indicates love, black on the other hand is usually symbolic of a lost one in someones life.

Shoulder tattoo design

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This design is a rose inside a celtic style ring. It could well be the persons engagement or wedding ring and is a great way to remember that special moment in your life.

Thorn back design

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Here is a look at the history of roses and the myths behind them:
The role of rose in myths: It was believed by ancient Greeks that white was the original color of rose. But it turned red when the goddess of love, Aphrodite bled on a rose after been poked by a thorn. It is this blood from the goddess that made the rose red. In tattoo designs one can often see a rose portrayed along with a drop of blood oozing from it. Assuming it is from the point of view of a broken heart or from the mythological point of view, this seems rather apt, doesn’t it?

Cool belly design

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Roses on your midriff area can look really cool when you wear crop tops, so that people can see the designs.

Bird shoulder design

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Sparrows are also a very popular tattoo design, particularly amongst females and you will quite often see them worked in to the same tattoo as roses or flowers.

Day of the dead design

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A very cool day of the dead themed piece up the side of the ribs.

Script back piece

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As we look back in history we can trace the origins of the rose flower back to ancient Persia. It is believed that the first rose bush grew in Persia. It is believed that the earlier versions of this beautiful flower had a male appearance. It is only through years of transformation by the cultivation and refinement process that the rose got its lovely appearance that we all appreciate so much today. Now the rose is the epitome of femininity due to its delicate and ethereal look.

Praying hands shoulder design

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Roses have strong ties to religious beliefs and traditions as well and here you can see one worked in as the background to a praying hands design.

Abstract sleeve

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Since a there are a lot of people with a traditional rose tattoo, there are also an increasing amount of people that want rose tattoos but also want to show of their uniqueness and get a different design to what everyone else has.

Side of ribs rose tattoo

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The rose as a flower was much sought after and people loved it, but as a tattoo design it only caught on in the 1930s and 1940s. The sailors popularized it by getting it done on their self. Mainly chosen by sailors to honor their spouses, sweethearts or any important female figure in their lives. It was also a way of honoring all the sacrifices the women had to make while their men folk were out at sea. The women would be touched that the men honoured them in such a way.

Chest design with cameras

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  1. Hi there i thought there were some really cool tattoos design s and ideas .I love all kinds of artwork i was drawing them when I was about 8-9 years old .I am totally self taught artist I was expelled at a young age and eventuly locked away at approved schools then on until i thought I am not gonna be locked up all my life and I did succeed in the end and been trouble free for nearly 14 years,the only real good thing that I got out of being in trouble was my art work.


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