New tattoo trends surface every day, and while the ink is permanent, some trends aren’t. Fads fluctuate in popularity and on Pinterest, but few tattoo styles only get better with time — and roses are among them.
The flower leaves much to interpretation, making it one of the most popular stem requests at the tattoo shop. Whether you’re drawn to the romantic meaning of the rose or simply like how it looks, there are one million ways to make it unique to your personal style. While some may be partial to large, neo-traditional style blooms, we’re also fans of roses in dainty, smaller styles.
Ahead, we rounded up some of our favourite tiny rose styles to inspire your new future ink.
Fine-line details look stunning in the silhouette of the floral.
The only thing sexier than a rose tattoo is one that you can show off in your favourite undies.
You don’t have to sacrifice colour for size — just ask your tattoo artist for a small watercolour version of your flower.
One might find this floral simple and classic, and others could call it a nod to the symbolic Beauty & The Beast rose — it’s all about perspective (and personal preference).
Bold doesn’t have to mean big. You can still create a visually stunning piece with a few small roses in different colours.
This cursive-like line makes a classic rose look even more romantic.
Dainty and delicate isn’t limited to a single line or tone. Add strategic shading to bring your rose tattoo to life.
Tiny, faint lines on the ankle make for the perfect subtle, yet stunning tattoo.