15 Timeless Red Rose Tattoos

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet..or something.

katievidan10 months ago in Tattoo Ideas

If there's one tattoo design that has proven to stand the test of time- it's the classic red rose.

Over the years, with the constantly evolving techniques of artists as well as the inevitable turn in trends, this timeless design has been re-imagined in countless ways. Whether it's a more illustrative take, an unbelievably realistic rendering or you're more inclined towards tried-and-true American Traditional- there's a way to make this classic design suit your taste. 

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Super vibrant traditional rose via @beccagennebacon #BeccaGenneBacon #traditional #rose
Super vibrant traditional rose via @beccagennebacon #BeccaGenneBacon #traditional #rose

We've rounded up 15 of our favorite takes on the timeless red rose below- take a look and find which one's right for you. 

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Rose elbow banger via @beauxbrady #BeauxBrady #rose #traditional #elbow
Rose elbow banger via @beauxbrady #BeauxBrady #rose #traditional #elbow
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Love the way Florian Santus left some negative space in this rose via @floriansantus #FlorianSantus #rose #traditional
Love the way Florian Santus left some negative space in this rose via @floriansantus #FlorianSantus #rose #traditional
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Pretty luminous rose via @montalvotattoos #rose #traditional #montalvotattoos
Pretty luminous rose via @montalvotattoos #rose #traditional #montalvotattoos
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Phil Garcia is known for his incredibly realistic rose tattoos via @philgarcia805 #rose #realistic #realism #PhilGarcia
Phil Garcia is known for his incredibly realistic rose tattoos via @philgarcia805 #rose #realistic #realism #PhilGarcia
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Tim Hendricks has set the bar for beautiful rose tattoos via @timhendricks #TimHendricks #roses #traditional
Tim Hendricks has set the bar for beautiful rose tattoos via @timhendricks #TimHendricks #roses #traditional
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Classic rose tattoo via @laurenjaynegow #LaurenJayneGow #rose #traditional
Classic rose tattoo via @laurenjaynegow #LaurenJayneGow #rose #traditional
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Cool abstract rose stomach tattoo via @peteraurisch #PeterAurisch #abstract #rose
Cool abstract rose stomach tattoo via @peteraurisch #PeterAurisch #abstract #rose
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Signature roses via @dannii_ltp13 #DanniiG #rose #floral
Signature roses via @dannii_ltp13 #DanniiG #rose #floral
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Beautiful photorealistic rose and butterfly tattoo via @philgarcia805 #PhilGarcia #rose #butterfly #realistic
Beautiful photorealistic rose and butterfly tattoo via @philgarcia805 #PhilGarcia #rose #butterfly #realistic
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Vibrant rose tattoo by #GREZ #rose #classic
Vibrant rose tattoo by #GREZ #rose #classic
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Rose and dagger tattoo via @kirk_jones_tattoo #KirkJones #rose #dagger
Rose and dagger tattoo via @kirk_jones_tattoo #KirkJones #rose #dagger
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Classic rose tattoo via @philipszlosek_ka #PhilipSzlosek #rose #classic
Classic rose tattoo via @philipszlosek_ka #PhilipSzlosek #rose #classic
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We love Yogi Barrett's mashups of realism and traditional styles- especially with this rose and wolf tattoo via @yogibarrett #YogiBarrett #rose #wolf #mashup
We love Yogi Barrett's mashups of realism and traditional styles- especially with this rose and wolf tattoo via @yogibarrett #YogiBarrett #rose #wolf #mashup
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Cool abstract watercolor rose tattoo via @dynozartattack #watercolor #abstract #rose #dynozartattack
Cool abstract watercolor rose tattoo via @dynozartattack #watercolor #abstract #rose #dynozartattack