Putting the Petal to the Metal with these Floral Inspired Tattoos

The rose is one of the most recognized flowers in nature and contains the most symbolism. What roses symbolize purity, yellow roses are for joy, pink conveys gratitude, and of course, red roses illustrate romance. What shade is your favorite? Comment below! It's National Rose month so enjoy our blog dedicated to the occasion. 

Cover photo by Daniel Apodaca

Check out these facts about roses with a few of our favorite rose tattoos.  

There are 13,000 known varieties of roses throughout the world!

Tattoo by: Jon Ronzka

Though the sharp spikes on the stem of roses are often called “thorns“ their technical name is prickles. (But that doesn't sound as intimidating, right?)

Tattoo by: Tsvetomir 

Over 4000 songs include the word rose.

Tattoo by: Dimitrij Chuperka

The oil from a rose is a common ingredient in most perfumes. 

industry.Tattoo by: Antonina Troshina

Roses are really timeless, one of the oldest fossils of roses dates back from 35 million years ago!

Tattoo by: Sandra Daukshta

President Ronald Reagan officially made roses the national flower emblem of the United States in 1986.

Tattoo by: Kerry Irvine

There's actually no such thing as a 100% black rose, but the right growing techniques can make an extremely dark rose, (which is close enough).

Tattoo by: Miriana

Roses are edible! In fact, in France, a Spanish squash is a popular rose flavored dessert drenched in rose syrup, an extract of many rose petals.

Tattoo by: Ana

Roses are truly out of this world, the first rose to leave Earth was a miniature rose named the "Overnight Scentsation" that had been cultivated by IFF researcher Dr. Braja Mookherjee for experiments in space. 

Tattoo by: Rodney 

The largest rose ever bred was in San Onofre, California and it measured at approximately 33 inches in diameter, bred by Nikita K. Rulhoksoffski. 

Tattoo by: Tattooist Depth 

Do you have an awesome rose inspired tattoo? Stop by our submissions page and submit a picture for your chance to be featured on our page!


  • The outline is so pretty and simple 🌹

  • Love black roses!!!


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