Rose Tattoos

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The Rose in the West represents what the Lotus does in the East. A symbol of love, but especially of a love that is pure. Because of the rose’s beauty, scent and shape, it is the ultimate floral symbol. Of all the flower tattoo designs, the rose is still the most popular and the most requested. Interestingly, the rose is nearly as popular with men as it is with women.

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The rose’s beauty, variety, and exquisite scent have inspired lovers, saints and artists since humans first encountered it. The Greek goddess, Aphrodite, is associated with its rising into being, literally springing from the sea foam as she» rose» up out of the waves. Diana, the Roman goddess, in a fit of jealousy, turned the maiden Rhodanthe into a rose, and her suitors into thorns. Sappho blessed the rose as The «Queen of Flowers», but prior to that the Greeks knew it as the «King of Flowers». For the Romans and the Greeks, roses represented beauty and love. The story goes that Cleopatra had her palace strewn with rose petals to receive her lover, Mark Anthony.

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Early Christians associated the rose with their Roman enemies, hence it became a mark of scorn, but eventually it came to symbolize the survival of persecution. Later yet, won over by its fabulous beauty, Christians adopted the rose as a symbol of the miraculous. At least a dozen saints have their names linked with roses, like Saint Therese of Lisieux, also known as Saint Therese of the Roses. The Virgin Mary herself is called «The Mystical Rose». The first «rosary» is said to have consisted of roses, then, later, rose-carved beads.

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Tattoo Rose Ideas

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White Rose Tattoo

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Rose Hand Tattoo

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Rose Tattoo for Girl

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Single Rose Tattoo Designs

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Small Rose Tattoo Designs

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Little Rose Tattoo

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Open Rose Tattoo

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Pictures of Rose Tattoo

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Pink Rose Tattoo

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Pink Rose Tattoo Designs

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Real Rose Tattoo

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Rose Arm Tattoo

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