Rose, the ultimate flower with lot of internal meanings attached to it. There is hardly any confusion that it is the only flower in the world with such variety of meanings associated with it. It is aver popular symbolic flower since ancient ages and amazingly it is almost associated with all cultures and traditions. When we think of rose, the first word which strikes our mind is ‘Love’. But it doesn’t ends here. Rose is associated with many other different representations. Normally being a popular flower, it has also gathered a demanding place in the world of tattoo. It is one of the most preferred tattoo ideas around the world in various forms. So let’s look deeply into some more amazing facts about Rose Tattoos.
Starting from very beginning, Rose is a popular flower from the time of mythology. It has played a very symbolic role. The ancient Greeks believed that rose was actually white in color at first, but it turned when a thorn on the rose bush poked the goddess of love Aphrodite and her blood fell into the flower. Remember this is just an example of some amazing myth prevailing in this world. There are several more myths which are associated with this flower. Again when we look back in history, we find that the existence of rose was first found in Persia. It was first grown in Persia and at that time it had a masculine look. But with several ears of evolution and cultivation, rose has turned into the form we see now. In modern view, rose is always compared to feminism.
Being such a beautiful as well as popular flower, it didn’t gain any popularity as a tattoo before 1930’s and 40’s. Making of rose tattoos was first started by the sailors. After that slowly it started gaining popularity among the normal people in the society. Actually it is said that sailors used this rose tattoo for honorary purpose. Sailors chose various types of rose tattoo designs to represent their love towards mother, wife, lover etc. Normally the life of sailors is very tough and for that these rose played a vital role in remembering their loved ones.
You know very well that the most common and basic meaning of rose tattoo is love. But from other point of views, rose tattoo also have several other meanings according to the formation of designs. There is a great scope of applying creativity in the rose tattoo design and it can be portrayed in various forms. Normally, rose tattoos can be used for many purposes, which mainly depend on the individual carrying the tattoo. Rose attached to the cross represents the love for Christianity again the same can also be used to represent the death of your loved one mentioning the name in it. So there are lots of scopes to be creative with the design itself.
But now you will be amazed by knowing that rose is also a symbol of death. Not only this, there are also various meanings of rose which we will now discuss in details. Mainly the variety of meaning is based on the color of rose. It will always depend on the color you are selecting. Below get some common rose color meanings.
Red Rose – True Love
Pink Rose – Elegance
Orange Rose – Fascination and Excitement
Coral Rose – Desire and Passion
Purple Rose – Love at First Sight
Peach Rose – Friendship
Yellow Rose – Devotion and Friendship
Blue Rose – Impossibility and Fascination
White Rose – Purity and Innocence
Black Rose – Death.
So now it’s fully your decision which one will you choose for portraying your inner self through the tattoo. But when designing the tattoo you can add various items with the rose like angels, butterflies, cross names etc. Adding such various items changes the meaning of the tattoo as a whole. The rose tattoo can be made in various sizes and forms and can be located in any part of the body. It can also be a part of your tribal tattoo design. Spend some time in thinking about the tattoo design and selection of colors before finally making the tattoo.