Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
HISTORY OF THE ROSE AND ROSE TATTOO DESIGNS
The rose tattoo is one of the top flower tattoo designs in the entire world. The rose tattoo is popular in the West culture as the Lotus is to the Eastern culture. In fact, the rose and the lotus share similar meanings in the tattoo world and in symbolism. The rose has been a symbolic symbol throughout history by several different cultures, legends, and myths. Most of us already know that the rose is a symbol of love. The rose has a few different representations.
In mythology, the rose has played a symbolic role. The ancient Greeks believed that the rose was actually first white instead of red. They believed that the goddess Aphrodite, which is the goddess of love, was poked by a thorn on the rose bush and bled on the blooms of the rose. By doing so, the white blooms turned to red. This is just one example of the many myths and legends that portray the rose.
When we look back through history, we find that the rose first had origins in ancient Persia. The rose was first grown in Persia. When the rose was first grown, the rose had a masculine look to it. But through thousands of years of evolution and cultivation, the rose was transformed into the flower we see today. In present day, the rose is linked to femininity due to its slender build.
Although roses have been popular for centuries, the rose tattoo really didn't begin gaining popularity until the 1930s and 1940s. At this time, rose tattoos began being wore by sailors. The design began to gain popularity and the next thing you knew, they were seen on everyone. Sailors chose the rose tattoo for an honorary purpose. They often chose the tattoo to represent their girlfriend, their wife, or even their mother. Life was rough on the seas for these brave men and their rose tattoo could bring peace to them in a symbolic way.
The most common meaning for the rose tattoo is "love". Such tattoo designs may include the bloom of the rose, the entire rose, or a full rose bush. The rose tattoo design can be designed for a number of purposes. Rose and cross tattoos can be used to symbolize a love for Christianity, a love for Jesus. The same design can also be used to represent the death of a loved one. Such designs may have their name inked in the tattoo. Another variation of the rose tattoo is the rose and diamond tattoo. Since there are so many different designs, it is no wonder that the rose tattoo is so popular.
ROSE TATTOO MEANINGS AND IDEAS
As you read earlier, the most common meaning for the rose tattoo is "love". Not only does the rose represent love, it can also represent death. Many people choose to add roses into their tattoo design as a remembrance tattoo for a loved one. In such cases, a cross is usually added in the rose tattoo and bears an individuals name. Their name can be written outside of the tattoo, on the cross, or on a ribbon. You usually will also see a birth date and a date of the day they passed. Some people may incorporate the black rose to represent this, but some may feel it has too much of a dark impact on the meaning.
The rose tattoo is a perfect tattoo for a loved one or to represent your love for another. You can get rose tattoos for a variety of different reasons. Some people choose to get colored roses because the colors of each rose hold symbolic meaning. Below, you can find out their meanings.
- Red Rose- True Love
- Orange Rose- Fascination And Excitement
- Pink Rose- Grace And Elegance
- Purple Rose- Love At First Sight
- Coral Rose- Desire And Passion
- Black Rose- Death
- Peach Rose- Friendship
- Blue Rose- Fascination And Impossibility
- Yellow Rose- Devotion And Friendship
- White Rose- Purity And Innocence
Married couple may choose to get matching rose tattoos to represent their love and partnership. If you have a partner or a boyfriend/girlfriend, you may choose to get their name in a rose tattoo, although you might want to make sure things are going to work out. The rose tattoo is also a great design to have your children's names inked inside. Roses can also be portrayed in floral tattoos or flower tattoos. These tattoos are more so for beauty then meaning.
There also is a large variety of different items that can be associated with the rose tattoo. The rose tattoo can be portrayed with fairies, butterflies, and anything else that you want in the design. The rose tattoo can be placed in a variety of different places on the body. They can also be tattooed in a variety of different sizes. Rose can also be done with tribal art as well. When it comes to the rose tattoo, there are many options to consider for the perfect design.
It is important to remember to make sure you research all possible designs, styles, and meanings before you choose your tattoo. Don't rush into getting inked unless you know what the tattoo represents. Most people that rush getting a tattoo end up hating the design later on down the road. You need to think about the design you want, style, meaning, body location, and the size of your tattoo. Take your time and you will have a better idea of what you want. Thanks for reading.
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rushhh on December 02, 2014:
my tattoo is two black roses, and with in it hides a secret of passion and death, of rememberance.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on September 05, 2012:
Epi, thanks for taking the time to drop by and write such a thoughtful comment. You make a good point and rightfully so Epi. For me, it is the puzzle of what the tattoo represents more then anything. The symbolism and meaning behind such works of art sparks my interest. I enjoy teaching others about what tattoos mean and why they are chosen. Your right, the popularity of tattoos in the last 10 years or so have increased dramatically. These days, they are more common then rare. Always a joy Epi, take care.
epigramman on August 30, 2012:
I am not a big fan of tattoos at all but that said I did scroll down your page and many of the tattoos are quite beautiful and artistic but I don't like seeing them on women to be honest - I think the body is a beautiful thing without tattoos - why cover it up - I think it's become quite trendy in the last 10 years or so - I know a mom and a daughter who went together and got a mom and daughter tattoo - yikes - back in the day before it became so popular only bucaneers, sailors and people living on the fringe of society had them - now everyone has them - for me that kind of takes away from the mystique and the allure when the old granny in front of me at Walmart in the line-up has a tattoo that says Lemmy Rocks - lol - got to admit though your hubs seem like a labor of love when it comes to tattoos and more power to you because a lot of these tattoos are very striking, colorful and nice to look at - just like art - sending you warm wishes and good energy at lake erie time ontario canada 5:09pm
b00 on April 28, 2012:
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on February 26, 2012:
Nighthag, thanks for dropping by. Glad to be an inspiration. That is a great idea, possibly deep dark red.
K.A.E Grove from Australia on February 23, 2012:
My mother has a rose tattoo, and after reading this I may include one like it with my dark fairy, Thanks again for your inspiration :)
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 30, 2012:
Gypsy, thanks for taking the time to drop by. Glad you enjoyed them.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 30, 2012:
Voted up and beautiful. I especially love yellow roses.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 30, 2012:
AE, thank you so much for all your support. I like the rose tattoo as well. Goes good on men and women.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 29, 2012:
The rose tattoo is my favorite, very beautiful. Your hubs are really a work of art. Thank you Ricky.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on January 29, 2012:
Sofs thanks or dropping by. I appreciate you noticing Sofs, it means a lot. The same said to you also. Have a great day.
Sophie on January 29, 2012:
Beautiful... Roses! Beautiful hub! I really admire the amount of work you put into each hub. Great work. Have a lovely day!