Τhe issue and execution is simply incredible. Excellent side tattoo!!!


Skeleton wearing roses side tattoo


The Rose Tattoo Designs

  – this has so many meanings and is rich with symbolism. The rose flower is the epitome of beauty, the source of irresistible fragrance, the symbol of love and all this with the hidden catch – the thorn that ensures that all this beauty is not without pain. This is what people who get tattoos dream off – something beautiful that is rich in symbolism, has a weighty history, is the stuff of myths and is great to look at.

There is no doubt that a rose tattoo is one of the most preferred ones across the world. It is as popular among the westerners as a lotus is in the east. As a matter of fact these two beautiful flowers share a lot of meanings in the world of symbolism and body art. Throughout history, a rose has held a special place in tales, legends and parts of different cultures. The most popular and well known thing that a rose symbolizes is love. But the fact is rose is more than a mere symbol of love.


The role of rose in myths: 

 

It was believed by ancient Greeks that white was the original color of rose. But it turned red when the goddess of love, Aphrodite bled on a rose after being poked by a thorn. It is this blood from the goddess that made the rose red. In tattoo designs one can often see a rose portrayed along with a drop of blood oozing from it. Assuming it is from the point of view of a broken heart or from the mythological point of view, this seems rather apt, doesn’t it?
As we walk down the roads of history we can trace the origins of the rose flower back to ancient Persia. It is believed that the first rose bush grew in Persia. It is believed that the earlier versions of this beautiful flower had a male appearance. It is only through years of transformation by the cultivation and refinement process that the rose got its lovely appearance that we all appreciate so much. Now the rose is the epitome of femininity due to its delicate and ethereal look.

Skeleton Tattoo Designs

Each of the different styles used says a message, and in a way that tells something about the owner of the said skin art. Many people consider skull and skeleton tattoos to mean death or anger. Yet even in the beginnings of the art of tattoo, the skeleton was more than a symbol of death, it was a symbol of the celebration of life. Skeleton tattoos in ancient societies were meant as a nod to “great change” and the greatest change in life is the inevitability of death. Hence the association of skull tattoos with death.

People with skeleton tattoos have their own reasons and subsequently own meanings for their tattoos. Skull and skeleton tattoos can mean recognition of death, celebration of life, and just about everything in between. As such, it’s not uncommon nowadays to have fully customized inked versions of the sskeleton at particular parts of the body. Some may view it as strictly for show. But often times, there’s a reason why people have it inked that way. Just like any other tattoo, what it really means sometimes can only be answered by the person who got it done.

There used to be a time that skull or skeleton tattoo meaning is only restricted to death and other things related to it. But being tattooed with a skull nowadays can take on a completely different meaning altogether. It all depends on the person being inked on how he/she sees the art form going to his/her flesh. Regardless of the meaning of a skull tattoo to the wearer, chances are that others will misinterpret it. When choosing a skull or skeleton tattoo, be prepared to explain what it means to you time and again to curious observers.