31 Pretty Rose Tattoo Designs to Get You Inspired

The rose tattoo is both beautiful and charming, and it attracts everyone deeply. Whether in the past or now, it is always a popular choice. What makes it always a hot trend? In my opinion, its long history is one of the important reasons. The history of this tattoo design can be traced back to the 1930s. Sailors at that time were more enthusiastic about tattoos than others, and roses were the ideal design element to represent their mothers, wives, or girlfriends. Nowadays, the rose usually symbolizes love and femininity. Because it has a deep connection with women, it has quickly become a classic and fashionable tattoo design choice. Roses can easily create charming and gorgeous tattoo designs. Whether it is the elegant thin line design on the back of the neck or the eye-catching colorful roses on the arms, they perform very well.

Different color rose tattoo meanings

Rose also has a unique meaning in tarot cards. Usually, it symbolizes a new beginning and hope. Not only that, but different meanings also correspond to roses of different colors. Suppose you are looking for a rose color representing love and beauty. In that case, red is the best choice, and rose tattoos of this color are usually eye-catching. The white rose represents purity and loyalty to love. Yellow means love, passion, and joy. Do you want to represent the elegant and gorgeous rose color? Then the pink rose tattoo may meet your needs. Generally, most people think that black is the coolest color for rose tattoos. In fact, this kind of tattoo is an expression of love for a loved one who has left. 

Check out these design ideas we have prepared for you. Some of them are subtle and beautiful, while others are cool, stylish, and bold. Is this your first tattoo? Or are you looking for inspiration for your next tattoo? It doesn’t matter. These best rose tattoo designs will inspire you.

Small rose tattoo on wrist

Small rose tattoo on wrist
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Although this tattoo is minimalist style and small in size. But place it on the wrist, and the color of the rose is red, so it is still attractive. The outline design is somewhat rounded, so we can also find some lovely breath from it. This design is also meaningful. The three roses represent the three daughters of the wearer.

Flame rose tattoo

Flame rose tattoo
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The burning rose releases its endless enthusiasm. The color of the flame changes layer by layer through the use of gradient style, which looks so real.

Rose tattoo on leg

Rose tattoo on leg
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With the advent of the warm season, women are beginning to wear skirts. It’s time to show off our tattoos. The larger size and placing it on the legs ensure that it is eye-catching. This design does not use bright colors, but the co-created shadows of black and white are sufficient to show its outstanding design details.

Word Rose Tattoo

Word Rose Tattoo
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The most direct design solution to make a rose tattoo meaningful or express individuality is to combine it with words, numbers, or quotes. It is easy to design and will never go out of style.

Creative rose tattoo

Creative rose tattoo
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The sparkling tattoo design integrates the galaxy and the universe into the rose, an amazingly creative idea.

Rose tattoo on finger

Rose tattoo on finger
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No matter which style or design element is used, placing the tattoo on the hand is bold and cool. Although finger tattoos have shortcomings that cannot be solved perfectly, such as easy to fade. However, it is still fascinating.

Charming rose tattoo on back

Charming rose tattoo on back
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Placing the rose tattoo on the back is ideal for women. Small and medium tattoos are the most popular. The small rose tattoo is stylish and simple, while the medium-sized tattoo allows the designer to release more creativity, just like this idea.

Abstract rose tattoo

Abstract rose tattoo
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Abstract tattoo styles are becoming more and more popular, thanks to fewer design rules and restrictions. Hence, every tattoo using this style is unique. In theory, you can incorporate any element you like into it. So ladies who choose abstract rose tattoos all hope to express their individuality through this style while ensuring that the design elements are feminine.

Rose tattoo on foot

Rose tattoo on foot
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A pink rose blooming on foot, such a beautiful and amazing design. Even though the style of this tattoo is traditional and classic, it is still eye-catching and charming.

Heart shaped rose vintage tattoo

Heart shaped rose vintage tattoo
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There are countless tattoo designs with a heart shape as the outline. It has a similar meaning to the rose, so the rose element has become one of the most popular choices. The classic color matching of the tattoo design gives it a retro feel.

Knife and Rose Tattoo

Knife and Rose Tattoo
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The black and white rose tattoo design is the choice of cool girls. Rose has a deep connection with women, so it is one of the most feminine design elements. This element is a symbol of love, beauty, and vitality. The sharp knife represents power and destruction. A tattoo design that combines these two opposite and powerful elements together usually wants to express that everything (including people) has a duality. This tattoo design is different from the traditional style. No matter its color matching or element style selection, it looks simpler and more fashionable and more in line with modern aesthetics.

Snake and rose tattoo

Snake and rose tattoo
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Nowadays, when people choose a tattoo design, they pay attention to the meaning of the design itself and pay more attention to its decorativeness. This combination of elements is also cool. Of course, we still have to understand what it wants to express, which is necessary in my opinion. The snake element represents the essence of evil. When it is combined with the rose, it is usually interpreted as blind and deadly temptation. However, everyone observes things from different angles. Therefore, some people believe that this tattoo design also expresses eternal life.

Black and red rose tattoo

Black and red rose tattoo
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In recent years, two-color tattoo designs have become more and more popular. There are many classic and fashionable color combinations, such as black and white, black and red, red and yellow, etc. The appearance style of each different color combination is very different. Just like this rose tattoo, although the design is a minimalist thin line style, the tattoo is vivid, which is what black and red give it.

Moon rose tattoo

Moon rose tattoo
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The moon and the rose are a set of popular elements to match, and its beauty is irresistible. If you want to be creative, then please try to change different combinations. You will get the design you want. The tattoo design also has a unique little detail: the heart element on the flower stem. Try to observe it from different angles. You will find that it resembles a hand again, a very amazing design.

Small rose tattoo

Small rose tattoo
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Small tattoos are a good starting point to understand and fall in love with tattoo art. Excellent artists apply this size to all tattoo styles and types, so there is no limit to the designs you can choose. This small rose tattoo is not monotonous. It uses various elements, including roses, swords, butterflies, extremely simplified stars, and some small circles for decoration. This is an interesting combination and an example worthy of reference. Get inspired by this idea and add something you like around the roses.

Elegant rose tattoo

Elegant rose tattoo
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When I saw this tattoo design, it reminded me of the bohemian style. This style of floral design usually contains wheat and hay. So this rose tattoo is simple and elegant. Suppose you want to get more inspiration about this style of design. In that case, you can refer to the flowers of a bohemian wedding, and you can also try to add some color to the tattoo.

Black rose tattoo

Black rose tattoo
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The tattoo design is inspired by the blackwork style. This style of tattoo design has a long history and originated from tribal tattoos. Although this rose tattoo does not use too many geometric elements, the black ink is enough to make it one of the coolest rose tattoo designs—stunning ideas with some dark artistic temperament.

Unique rose tattoo

Unique rose tattoo
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I know that this style of design usually makes us feel “messy.” However, this feature is what makes it unique. Observe this tattoo design from afar, and you will see the 3D effect.

Rose tattoo on shoulder

Rose tattoo on shoulder
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Placing a rose tattoo on the back or ankle usually adds more charm to the person wearing it. Have you already placed other tattoos on these body parts? So, where else can have the same effect? The answer is shoulders.

Half sleeve rose tattoo for women

Half sleeve rose tattoo for women
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Full sleeve tattoos are perfect. They look bold and impressive. However, it seems that they are not ready to wear a tattoo of this size for many people. Then the half-sleeve tattoo is a good starting point. In the later stage, by adding other elements or modifying part of the design, you can easily turn it into a full sleeve tattoo.

Cute rose tattoo

Cute rose tattoo
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The combination of rabbit and rose makes the tattoo sweet and cute, while the blue rose makes the design look enchanting. In fact, this tattoo perfectly echoes the butterfly tattoo, so this is an overall arm tattoo combination.

Meaningful rose tattoos

Meaningful rose tattoos
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Combining numbers and names with rose elements, you can easily create a rose tattoo with a clear meaning. There are many places to place text, such as flower stems, flower leaves, etc. Please use your creativity to create unique and creative designs. The detailed design of the tattoo is just right. You can see the looming shadow background points out the flower stems made up of Roman numerals.

Rose tattoo on arm

Rose tattoo on arm
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The rose is placed on the arm. This kind of tattoo is more for personal decoration. Just like this idea, it adds a lot of feminine decorative elements around the rose. The filling of red ink is intriguing and creative. If all are filled in red, even if the tattoo is more attractive, the overall design will become ordinary at the same time.

Watercolor rose tattoo

Watercolor rose tattoo
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The beautiful watercolor style is very suitable for designing rose tattoos. The color filling also uses a gradient style, so the color looks layered, making the design more refined. If you like this style of rose tattoo, I think a larger tattoo size is a perfect choice.

Geometric rose tattoo

Geometric rose tattoo
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Didn’t see any geometric elements? In fact, yes. However, if you carefully observe the tattoo’s overall outline, you will find the ingenuity of the design. Its outline is a perfect diamond shape.

Purple rose tattoo

Purple rose tattoo
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The red rose is passionate, the blue rose is enchanting, and the yellow rose is full of vitality. If you are looking for a fantasy-looking rose tattoo design, then purple is the first choice.

Stylish and simple rose tattoo

Stylish and simple rose tattoo
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The classic rose tattoo design is stylish, simple, and in line with modern aesthetics. It does not look monotonous. Two star elements make it interesting and shining. This design method and style will never go out of style.

Red rose tattoo

Red rose tattoo
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The flowers seem to be burning based on the classic red rose tattoo and a great creative design. The scattered petals and the red ink embellishment around it make it delicate and detailed. The tattoo size is just right. The smaller size is not enough to incorporate these details. The larger size will make the overall design look a bit “single.”

Thin line rose tattoo

Thin line rose tattoo
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The thin lines with graceful curvature make the rose tattoo look romantic and elegant. The red circle element design is inspired by the abstract minimalist style, and this color also makes it eye-catching.

Skull blue rose tattoo

Skull blue rose tattoo
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The perfect combination of cool and gorgeous, it looks like printing art. I swear this is the best skull small rose tattoo design I have ever seen.

Rose tattoo on hand

Rose tattoo on hand
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Hand and finger tattoos are the same. They are both charming and bold, with irresistible appeal. Just like this idea, the back of the hand allows you to place a relatively large tattoo size. This rose tattoo is a split combination, which contains two elements, so if you want to make each element bigger, it is a smart way to place it on the backs of two hands.

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