Free Rose Tattoo Design

Are you after some cool free rose tattoo designs?

Then welcome to TattooBlast here we have heaps of rose tattoo designs as well as cool tribal rose tattoo designs.

We have brought together various genera's of rose tattoo's ranging from simplistic fashionable roses to detailed rose representations, such as the lovely prink rose tattoo with rings, a stunning rose set on a cross with thorny vines running over the cross as well as a classic rose set on a sticking tribal back ground for a winning tribal rose tattoo design.


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“In the driest whitest stretch of pain’s infinite desert,
I lost my sanity and found this rose.”

(A Rumi Quote)

Of all the flower tattoos, rose tattoo designs are the most popular, and share perhaps the most intriguing history and symbolism. They are a traditional choice and are more popular then hibiscus tattoos, Lilly tattoos, daisy tattoos and even the exotic orchid tattoo. The only other flower that could ever hope to compare to the rose tattoo design would be the lotus flower.

Because of this, there may be a hesitancy to settle on a flower that seems to have attained some kind of “cookie-cutter” mass appeal. But don’t worry, the incredible variety of designs ensures that you will find a tattoo design that’s perfect for you. Tattoo artists around the world have paid special attention to creating flower tattoo art so that even the common rose can be found in thousands of shapes and sizes. The choices are endless when you combine your flower design with a fairy, a butterfly or a heart for a tattoo that is totally you. No matter if you picture a large tropical flower design on your lower back or a small oriental wildflower tattoo on your ankle you can be sure that your personal tattoo gallery will be unique.

striking black rose
  Black Rose Tattoo Design

sweet vine of three roses
  Rose on Vine Tattoo

nice corner rose
  Rose on Vine Tattoo Design

For centuries – millennia even – the rose has been an object revered in both religious and secular contexts. In the Middle Ages, this mix could be best illustrated by the growing of roses. Roses were grown and cared for in monastery gardens to be used for medicinal purposes both there and in the surrounding towns and villages. However, because of the rose’s extensive use throughout the ages by so many diverse groups to symbolize so many very different things, today it’s impossible to give a rose picture only one intended meaning.

Despite that, there are many accepted traditional meanings that apply to roses in general, and to rose tattoos by association.

pink rose with wings
  Rose on Wings Tattoo

rose on cross with thorny vine
  Rose on the Cross

red rose holding a girl
  Red Rose and Girl

When A Rose Isn’t Just A Rose…

As mentioned earlier, roses hold different meanings for different groups. It held special importance in the world of religion and religious symbolism.

Some of the religious significance of rose designs includes the following:

  • The rose represented the unfolding nature of human spiritual growth.
  • Roses have been used to represent God’s love for us.
  • The rose is particularly associated with both Jesus Christ (especially His blood) and His mother the Virgin Mary.
  • A red rose can also be a symbol of martyrdom.
  • Roses are also found in relation to Christian gravestones and burials, and can be used to show respect to the memory of the dead. Many rose tattoos are worn to honor a deceased loved one.
broken rose with thorn tattoo design
  Broken Free Rose Tattoo

rose and heart tattoo design
  Rose and Heart Tattoo

cute closed pink rose with green heart in stem
  Cute Pink Roses

As much as roses were used by different faiths as a religious symbol, it was just as popular in secular life. Secret societies, fraternal orders and the general public at large all fashioned their own meaning for roses.

  • Roses have been used for years and years to symbolize romantic love.
  • They are a traditional marker of springtime.
  • Roses have often been associated with the feminine and have also been used as a symbol of the female reproductive organs (hence the term, “deflower”).
  • A rose with 8 petals can represent regeneration.
  • A rose pictured without thorns is indicative of love at first sight.
  • The thorns on a rose are representative of the masculine. This makes the rose a symbol of balance, of yin and yang, male and female and their unity.
  • The leaves on a rose have come to symbolize hope.
  • Six roses means, “I miss you”.
  • Seven is a symbol of infatuation.
  • Roses that form a crown indicate reward and/or virtue.
  • When two roses come together to form a common stem, it signals a marriage or engagement.
  • Slightly less known, to see a full blown rose on top of two rose buds is a combination that means is a sign of secrecy.
nice pink rose and love heart lower back tattoo design
  Rich Pink Rose & Hearts

rose and swan tattoo design
  Rose and Swan Tattoo

tribal rose tattoo design
  Tribal Rose Tattoo Design

Rose Tattoos and Colors – Hidden Meanings

If you’re searching for a rose design tattoo, it might be worthwhile to learn more about the meaning of the specific color(s) you chose.

  • A red rose indicates love, beauty, courage or respect, romance and passion.
  • Dark red roses symbolize unconscious beauty.
  • Lavender stands for enchantment.
  • Coral roses represent desire.
  • Blue roses mean impossibility.
  • A golden rose is a sign of absolute achievement.
  • Black roses are the traditional representative of death.
  • Roses in pink indicate friendship, appreciation, thanks, grace, happiness and gentleness.
  • To see roses in light pink symbolizes sympathy and sweetness.
  • Yellow roses (in addition to being the state flower of Texas) stand for joy, gladness, “Welcome back”, “Remember me”, jealousy or “I’m sorry!”
  • If you want your rose tattoo to communicate purity, innocence, silence, secrecy, reverence, humility, youthfulness or charm, you should opt for the color white.
rose with a dagger through a heart
  Dagger and Rose Tattoo Design

simple rose with green leaves
  Simple Pink Rose

rose with skull lower back tattoo design
  Rose and Skull Lover

But what if your tattoo rose is a rose bud? Well, traditionally, a red rosebud symbolizes purity and loveliness, while a white rosebud celebrates girlhood.

Roses have a long and rich history. They have been revered by millions of people for hundreds and thousands of years. It’s no wonder that they are proudly worn as tattoos by so many – male & female, young & old. Whether your rose tattoo is designed with thorns for your upper arm or with a vine for your lower back; with barbed wire for your shoulder, chest or backside; whether it graces your hip or breast – whatever you chose, it will become your own unique signature. Roses designs are often combined with other popular tattoo subjects such as a heart, butterfly, or skull. You can also combine your roses with a Celtic armband, a cross, a tiger or a dagger. Or, you can opt for the stark tribal rose, or a flaming rose, or roses adorned with crosses or angels.

Regardless of the design you decide upon, you can rest assured that you’ve made a timeless choice.

Gray rose with space to put your name
  Rose with Name

gray tribal rose tattoo design
  Tribal Rose Tattoo Design

pink floral rose on tribal background
  Pink Tribal Rose Tattoo

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