The rose is especially well-suited to a hand placement, because its petaled head can be turned or spread to create any size or shape the wearer desires.
At first sight, most people associate the rose with beauty or love. With a name inside it, a rose can also represent anything from true love to lost love to unrequited love. Some women have put their children’s names inside roses while others have paid homage to their late mothers. In other words, a rose on the hand makes the perfect frame for your most intimate expressions.
Another idea that you can use to add a layer of meaning to your rose is by choosing its color carefully. A tattoo artist has the whole spectrum at their fingers, so your color choice is only as limited as your imagination (not only traditional red).
Maybe you’d like a yellow rose as a symbol that you share with friends. A red rose design is popular because it speaks so strongly of passion. You might even choose just an outline of a rose to let the artistry shine.
A rose means something a little different to everyone. Some women like rose tattoos because they’re soft and beautiful. Others are attracted to their association with a rock and roll lifestyle, as evidenced by the band name Guns N’ Roses and the song Rose Tattoo by the Dropkick Murphys.
You can even go rockabilly pinup by choosing vintage sailor-inspired rose tattoo ideas.
Putting a rose tattoo design on your hand is very much like wearing your heart on your sleeve. A thorn signifies that you’re tougher than you look, while the luscious petals convey your complex wisdom and beauty.