Traditional american rose tattoo on the arm

Traditional Rose Tattoo: 40 Ideas for Classic Tattoos and Flowers Lovers

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Traditional rose tattoo is a choice for those who don’t like the modern style. Today, the rose itself is undoubtedly one of the most popular tattoo icons. There are thousands of various rose tattoo designs, but a lot of them are realistic or modern. So, if you’re a fan of traditional tattoos, the traditional rose is perfect for you.

Wonderful red rose tattoo by samuel briganti
Incredible red rose tattoo by Samuel Briganti
Traditional american rose tattoo on the arm
Traditional American rose tattoo on the arm
Traditional orange rose tattoo on the left arm
Traditional orange rose tattoo on the left arm
Blackwork rose tattoo on the left arm by tattoojoris
Blackwork rose tattoo on the left forearm by Tattoojoris
Traditional red rose with thorns tattoo on the left arm
Traditional red rose with thorns tattoo on the left arm

The meaning of the traditional rose tattoo

Rose is a perfect design for a tattoo, and it is also ideal for both men and women. Although, small and modern rose tattoos are more popular among the ladies. But the traditional rose tattoos look good on any person.

Matching black traditional rose tattoos on both hands by tom flanagan
Matching black traditional rose tattoos on both hands by Tom Flanagan

The primary symbols of rose are beauty, love, and passion. It is a sophisticated and delicate flower but at the same time has thorns that protect it from the aggressors. From here, we can see another symbol – pain and suffering that the thorn may cause. There’s a thin line between love and pain, so the rose is a symbol of that too.

Yellow rose tattoo over the ankle bone
Yellow rose tattoo over the ankle bone

The meaning of rose also varies depending on its color. Here are the primary colors and their meanings:

  • Yellow rose: joy and happiness
  • White rose: adoration or virginity
  • Pink rose: sympathy and admiration
  • Red rose: love and passion
  • Blue rose: unattainability
  • Black rose: death and farewell
Violet traditional rose tattoo on the right hand
Violet traditional rose tattoo on the right hand
Yellow traditional rose tattoo on the arm
Yellow traditional rose tattoo on the arm
Matching traditional rose tattoos on both hands
Matching traditional rose tattoos on both hands

However, the meanings of the colors will depend on your personal beliefs and experiences. For example, if you like the black color, it doesn’t mean that a dark rose will symbolize death for you. And vice versa – if you want to honor someone who has passed away, you don’t necessarily need to use black color. To sum up, the color symbols are just guides, and you don’t need to follow them blindly. Use the style and the colors you like regardless of the meanings.

Interpretation of traditional rose tattoo

The meaning of this flower also highly depends on your personal experiences. For example, it may be a symbol that reminds you of something beautiful that happened in your life. Or you could also dedicate it to someone who has passed away or to someone who is still near you. The rose can also symbolize the ever-lasting love which cannot be defeated and continues even after death. It may also represent the hope for a new beginning or something that contrasts with the thorns that symbolize defense and loss.

Purple and red traditional style rose tattoos on hands
Purple and red traditional style rose tattoos on hands
Pink traditional rose tattoo on the left inner ankle
Pink traditional rose tattoo on the left inner ankle
Black and red traditional rose tattoo on the left hand by dennis gutierrez
Black and red, traditional rose tattoo on the left hand by Dennis Gutierrez
Three roses tattoo on the chest
Three roses tattoo on the chest
Traditional rose and compass tattoo
Traditional rose and compass tattoo
Blue rose traditional style tattoo on the right hand
Blue rose traditional style tattoo on the right hand

Traditional rose tattoo ideas

All in all, it is a lovely flower that is worth appearing on your body. Rose will look good on any body part and is suitable for both gents and ladies. Take a look at our collection of incredible traditional rose tattoos. We’re sure you’ll find a perfect one!

Red rose traditional style tattoo on the hand
Red rose traditional style tattoo on the hand.
Traditional rose tattoos on both hands by Mark Cross
Traditional rose tattoos on both hands by Mark Cross.
Black traditional rose tattoo on the right elbow
Black traditional rose tattoo on the right elbow.
Traditional black rose tattoo on the inner hand
Classic black rose tattoo on the palm
A hand holding rose tattoo with words do everything with love
A hand holding rose tattoo with words do everything with love
American traditional rose tattoo on the neck
American traditional rose tattoo on the neck
Black dot work rose tattoo on the right hand
Black dot work rose tattoo on the right hand
Blue rose tattoo on the right forearm by isaiah toothtaker
Blue rose tattoo on the right forearm by Isaiah Toothaker
Dotwork black rose tattoo on the left upper arm
Dotwork black rose tattoo on the left upper arm
Double red rose tattoo on the left elbowjpg
Double red rose tattoo on the left elbow
Gorgeous red and black traditional rose tattoo on the right forearm
Gorgeous, red and black traditional rose tattoo on the right forearm
Blackwork rose traditional tattoo on the left hand
Blackwork rose traditional tattoo on the left hand
Rose and other wildflowers tattoo on the shin
Rose and other wildflowers tattoo on the shin
Rose stabbed heart tattoo on the arm by james craddock
Rose stabbed heart tattoo on the arm by James Craddock
Simple traditional red rose tattoo on the hand
Pure traditional red rose tattoo on the hand
Small red traditional rose tattoo below the knee
Small red traditional rose tattoo below the knee
Traditional clock and rose tattoo
Traditional clock and rose tattoo
Traditional heart swallows and roses tattoo on the left side of the chest
Another traditional rose tattoo with swallows and heart on the left side of the chest
Traditional red rose tattoo on the right knee by kelly smith
Traditional rose tattoo on the right knee by kelly smith
Red traditional rose tattoo on the right knee
Red traditional rose tattoo on the right knee
Traditional rose and skull tattoo
Traditional rose and skull tattoo
Traditional rose and stabbed moon tattoo by joe ellis
Traditional rose and stabbed moon tattoo by Joe Ellis
Old school sleeve tattoo
Old school sleeve traditional rose tattoo with compass, bird and ship wheel
Traditional rose tattoo with a word mom on a ribbon
Traditional rose tattoo with a word mom on a ribbon

 

Traditional Rose Tattoo: 40 Ideas for Classic Tattoos and Flowers Lovers
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