Choosing a rose vine tattoo involves considering the size, placement and coloring of the tattoo. It also means thinking about if the tattoo carries special meaning or symbolism, or if it's meant to convey a specific attitude.Continue Reading
Vine tattoos are versatile. They can coil around narrow parts of the body, such as arms and legs, or they can blossom on larger parts of the body, such as the torso. When considering size and placement, it's best to keep in mind that some jobs require tattoos to be covered.
The color of the rose is significant. Red traditionally corresponds with romance, white with purity and yellow with happiness. A black rose generally symbolizes death, while a pink rose corresponds to friendship. Vines can be used to add grace to a tattoo. However, rose vines have thorns, and some people choose to emphasize these. Sometimes they're contrasting the delicate beauty of the flower with the sharpness of the thorns. However, some people view the entire design as a reflection of themselves.
Roses have deep symbolic meaning. The Romans and Ancient Greeks identified the rose with the goddess of love, Aphrodite. As such, the flower symbolized love and beauty. Christians see the rose as a representative of the Virgin Mary, while the Ancient Egyptians associated the rose with the goddess Isis, the ideal wife and mother.Learn more about Tattoos
Unique star tattoos are differentiated from more common star tattoos by both their ratios and placement on the body. A four-point star, with a triangle pointed upward, downward and two pointing sideways, is a unique example, stretching the middle section to a three-to-one ratio with the top and bottom triangles.Full Answer >
One meaning behind the tattoo of a rose entwined in barbed wire is that loving someone is not without risk, that love hurts. The rose itself often symbolizes inner beauty, while barbed wire on its own symbolizes imprisonment, either physically or figuratively.Full Answer >
Tattoo prices vary immensely depending on shop location, the location of the tattoo, the size of the tattoo, the coloring and the complexity of the design. Some tattoo artists charge a flat fee to complete the tattoo, while others charge hourly rates.Full Answer >
The "right" tattoo is a matter of personal preference. However, there are a number of factors that go into getting a tattoo that won't bring on feelings of regret later, according to KQED Arts.Full Answer >