Behold the rose. Yellows, browns, reds, violets and oranges. Regular and lenten.
alternative spellings for tattoos are tatoos and tattos
The most popular colors for rose tattoos are red, white, yellow, black and blue; the latter two not existing in nature.
Red roses can mean love or passion; white roses purity; yellow roses mean friendship or jealousy; black roses are death related and popular with goths.
A rose tattoo can stand on its own, or be combined with vines, thorns or flames that wend down a leg or arm. A rose of memory can have a person's name and date of death.
Blooming roses, buds, a shorn-off stem with blood dripping from the thorns give widely different emotional messages.