A rose is a symbol of love all over the world. The perfect petals as they spiral around the heart of a red rose express the themes of passion, romance and sexuality. When men get inked with this deeply passionate symbol, they may have different personal reasons. In the earlier times, sailors used to get tattooed with roses as a reminder of their true love on the shore.
Rose Tattoos For Men vary from designs with religious symbolism, to designs that combine love and death themes, to designs inked in memory of a special someone.
Songs and poems that celebrate the rose are legion, ranging from ‘My love is a red, red rose’ to ‘Kissed by a rose‘, to the names of rock bands like ‘Guns n Roses‘, and tattoo artists play with all these concepts in their ink work. Rose tattoo art expresses the many rich aspects of passion on the body of a man. Tattoos for men with the rose as a theme can be inked on the biceps or the sleeve arm. Many men go for the unusual route of getting a big rose inked on their hand. A quirky location for a rose, that stands out in any situation, is a man’s neck. The stomach also offers a large canvas for a blossoming rose tattoo. Inked in rich red, coral or orange, a rose is an expression of the colors of life. When it is inked on its stem along with the thorns, a rose tattoo may be a symbol of the belief that life is a mix of both joy and pain, and has to be embraced as a whole. The intricate motif of rose petals also looks beautiful in shades of black instead of the usual red. Tattoo art can also celebrate a very special person who is as unique as a blue rose. As a globally known symbol of love, a rose can combine with praying hands, evoking the desire for love and peace in the world. A rose can be inked with a Cross and holy beads in powerful Christian theme tattoo designs.
The color tone of this rose tattooed on the hand resembles dried blood, and the inner part of the petals is a rich cyan shade.
Give Love And Peace A Chance
A pair of praying hands sits at the center as splendid red roses bloom on the forearm. A passionate prayer for love and peace.
Rose Tattoo For Men
The rose is styled with bold lines in a graphic design fashion, with a sprinkling of stars alongside the tattoo.
The bold black lines give a rich look to the red shaded rose in this lower arm tattoo design.
Stunning Sailor’s Rose
The dark gray and red combination of the anchor rose gives a stunning look to this tattoo design. The dark gray leaves have a stylized feel.
A lush red rose blossoms on the shoulder with the name ‘Rosy’, perhaps indicating the name of the special girl to whom this man has given his heart.
In this Christian symbology tattoo, holy beads, the Cross and a rose combine in a striking design.
Intimate Passion Rose
The petals of this red rose form tight spirals, with the inner parts shaded in blue. Red and blue express an intimate dance of contraries.
Sailor’s Love Rose
A pair of red flowers sits below the stately ship in this colorful tattoo. This is perhaps a sailor’s tattoo design to stay connected with his love waiting on the shore.
Rose Blossoming Neck
Check out the huge orange rose flowering in the center of the young man’s neck. An off-beat location for a tattoo.
Heavy Heart Rose
This rose tattoo on the hand has a deep and heavy feel due to the rich red coloring. The dying leaves are intricately patterned in dark gray.
Serpentine Rose For Men
Serpentine shapes sit on both sides of the black shaded rose in this upper arm tattoo design.
Love And Death Tattoo
The outlines of a rose combine with a skull shape in this tattoo expressing the themes of love and death. Perhaps this tattoo celebrates a love beyond death.
Rose With Thorns
The realistic shading of the rose with thorns on the forearm can well be a reminder that life is beautiful, and thorns are a part of the package.
Love Is A Blue Rose
The shaded blue rose with touches of pink looks beautiful surrounded by green leaves. A blue rose celebrates a really special person.
Rich Rose Religion
The green leaves spread out with a red rose below, while a part of a golden cross can be seen in this vibrant tattoo.
You can see the stick-on tattoo showing a gigantic red rose blossoming on the man’s stomach.
The red petals fold over to show the muted golden shade in this beautiful rose tattoo. Note the hint of blue outlining the design.
Rose For Mum
The black shades of this artistically inked rose combine with many sized stars and the word ‘Mum’. A beautiful way to express love for one’s mother.
Creative Rose Colors
The white highlights give a freshly inked effect to the rich red rose, while blue and lemon yellow hues blend in the background of the design.
Guns n Roses Fan Tattoo
The criss-cross guns with a red rose and blue splotches of many sizes is a classy celebration of the rock band, ‘Guns N Roses’.
Shades Of A Blue Rose
Many shades of blue come together to make up this magnificent and unusual rose tattoo on the hand.
Rose Show Neck
The side of the neck is inked with a huge realistically shaded red rose, with black patterns spreading out on either side of the design.