Rose tattoos that are meant to symbolize love only in its purest form are tattooed in the way that the stem of the flower has no thorns. Only when the tattoo design is done without thorns it is meant to portray pure love and affection. But rose tattoo designs are much more than a floral design, roses stand for many things since ancient times, so here we will explore some of them.
The very moment that thorns were tattooed to the stem, the meaning changes to provide a fair warning that love can also hurt and that it is wise to proceed with caution. So it can be said that should you choose to have thorns inked as well it impliest that you are talking from your own experience, maybe even trying to warn people not to fall head over heels in love all the time, because that may turn into a painful experience as well.
Well, all good things come to an end sooner or later, don’t they? So let us pray for love – here is a nice piece of art work of a rose combined with a rosary.
rose and rosary tattoo design
Besides being the perfect representation and symbol for the strongest human emotion, rose tattoo designs are also the number one symbol for beauty. There is a common belief that a rose represents the inner beauty of a person. The interpretation for a tattoo of a rose with thorns in this context means that others can look, but better not touch. Some people say that this design can also mean that a person does not care for his or her personal appearance, but that is simply not true.
red rose tattoo designs
So what about those rose tattoo designs where the flower is not designed and tattooed in plain full red but was inked with many shades of different colors?
As you might have already guessed it, the color of the flower changes its meaning as well.
Different meanings of rose tattoo designs
So red rose tattoos clearly stand for true love, true romance and romantic passion.
Ever seen a pink rose? They stand for a gentle character of a person and can often also mean grace.
When it comes to burning desire, coral roses are used to reflect that while orange rose tattoo designs represent excitement and vividness.
Did you know that yellow roses symbolize friendship?
Yes, they do. It is interesting and hardly known that blue stands for fantasy.
If you want to express innocence and purity of heart, choose white as color, whereas on the opposite black roses are a clear symbol for death and darkness.
What is really great about all this is the fact that certain shades can be combined to indicate several more different meanings.
Combine white with red and you have created a symbol that not only means mercy, but is often used to indicate unity and justice as well.
And if you combine red and yellow in your rose tattoo designs than you have a meaningful symbol for congratulations that mark a big achievement in your life.
Furthermore you can combine it with other elements, for instance here is a rose combined with a butterfly.