The rose tattoo has a wonderfully rich history and deep symbolism as well. Back in the 1500s, the rose tattoo was inked to prisoners about to be executed. Nowadays, the symbolism of rose tattoos depends on the person wearing them. This tattoo design is normally linked with romance, beauty and love and can also represent the memory of a loved one who has passed away.

Moreover, the color of a rose tattoo has also a great significance. For example, orange symbolizes desire, white means purity, pink represents friendship and read signifies passion and love. Even though often considered as a feminine image, there are several masculine aspects of a rose tattoo. You can use tribal tattoo designs with hard lines and bold edges, roses intertwined with crosses, skulls, angels and Koi fish to add a masculine touch to the tattoo.

A blossoming rose tattoo expresses a different meaning than the one in full bloom. Rose tattoos signify youth, virginity and great for people associating themselves with growth. Furthermore, it holds several meanings that symbolize the love or richness of the heart of a person. A man can express his sensitive side with a rose tattoo and a woman can symbolize her enduring strength by pairing a rose tattoo design with thorns.

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