Well, to begin with rose tattoos are more predominantly inked on women than men. However, having said that, there are many men that also opt in for a rose tattoo. There are ways of combining the rose flower with other objects to change its meaning too. For example when combining a rose with thorns it can change the meaning of the usual inner beauty or inner strength to a more strong willed personality. Kind of like you can look but don’t touch, or maybe I’m pretty on the outside but wait till you find the tough personality within. It can also symbolize the meaning of love.
Love is a wonderful and caring thing, but sometimes it can hurt too and this is also well portrayed with a rose tattoo and its thorns. Then they can be combined with a dagger or a skull or even a snake. Each accompanying object brings a new meaning to a rose design. As well as that there are various colors of roses that also give different meanings. For example red would be a sign of passion and love, white more of purity or innocence, yellow of friendship and pink of youth and gentleness. The rose can also be used as a sign of memorial. Many people use this kind of tattoo to remember a lost loved one or someone that you really hold dear in your life. Whatever the cause you can always be sure that a rose tattoo will always be accepted and in fashion whether you are young or old.