The rose is one of the most powerful symbols present in the dictionary of symbols. It is believed by different cults of the society to represent different things. The most extensive symbolization is presented by the pagans, who believe it to be the sign of beauty and purity, apart from other things. For many years, the rose was identified as a discreet symbol of female power and divine perfection.
Some people still relate this perfect flower to the ancient gods such as Cupid, Eros, Adonis, Aphrodite, Isis, Hathor, and Demeter. Apart from the religious symbolism, though, the rose has always been a symbol of love, and hence, has been a boon for many of those young men and women who cannot express their love with their tongues. The color of the rose also signifies different things. The red rose, which is the richest in terms of color and appearance, is usually taken to denote love and lust. The white rose, on the other hand, depicts the virtuous Virgin Mary and has a particular affinity with the Holy Spirit. The pink rose signifies fun, friendship and gratitude, whereas the yellow rose is sometimes related to deception. Orange roses denote enthusiasm and a lust for life.
Whatever the color or the symbolism behind it, the rose is the known as the most perfect of all flowers. However, it has one flaw – one that many have turned into a virtue – its thorns. It is said that since the rose symbolizes love, the thorns depict the 'prick of love'. Ironically though, while the rose is considered to be the ultimate gift and confession of love, the most powerful roses are said to be those that are stolen from someone else's garden. This is perhaps because one would have to go through a lot of trouble in order to acquire the most precious of flowers from someone else's garden, not only due to the risk involved, but also due to the flower's own defense mechanisms- its stinging, sharp thorns.
However, the rose is perhaps the most perfect design for a tattoo, if you are interested in flowers. You can get a striking rose tattoo design inked into your skin and show it off to the rest of the world with great pride, for this is one tattoo design that never lets anyone down – whether male or female. Normally, it is the ladies who go in for rose tattoo designs, quite justifiably, I would say, since the rose is the symbol of the feminine power and perfection. However, there is no reason why men cannot sport a rose tattoo. They can combine it with various other tattoo designs, and display various themes through this medium.
Rose tattoo designs come in a vast variety, and in order to get one imprinted on your body, you need to be sure of the design yourself. You can go through various online catalogues and galleries and choose that perfect rose tattoo design, or perhaps you can visit your own tattoo artist and consult him about it. You can even ask him to design a special one for you, which, although expensive, will definitely be unique.
So decide on your rose tattoo design, get it imprinted, and sport it off to the world!!!