The variety of roses is truly infinite, thanks to the unnatural combinations implemented by man. And here are flowers that we would never have imagined seeing. Such as the black rose, which is sold like classic roses.
It is a flower that undoubtedly has a particular charm, suitable for those who love the Gothic style or, more generally, the mystery. In reality, the meaning of the black rose is certainly not positive. Therefore, before giving it to your partner, it is useful to do some serious reflection.
As previously mentioned, the color of the rose does not exist in nature and the realization of the black rose takes place through a series of botanical operations capable of modifying the pigments on the petals.
In short, it is a flower that is the result of an artificial intervention by man and for this reason, it is difficult to find in classic shops.
As previously mentioned, giving a black rose may not be a welcome gift. The black rose has a meaning which, like the color, essentially refers to death and the funereal.
Considered in opposition to the white rose, emblem of purity, innocence. But also of humility, the black rose represents the emblem of sadness, despondency, but above all the omen of a disaster.
In a love affair, giving the black rose as a gift can indicate the end of the relationship. A sudden truncation will result in hatred and resentment between the two subjects. In short, the meaning of the black rose is to indicate the end of a positive condition or a bad response.
The use of the black rose is therefore indicated on the occasion of sad or mournful events. But also an unrequited feeling or an unsatisfied passion.
We could say that the black rose is much more common in the representations of tattoos than in reality. But even in this field, the commonly given meaning of the black rose is not positive.
Usually, those who have such a drawing portrayed intend to convey a feeling of sadness or indicate a negative period of their existence.
In other words, the black rose can indicate a wound from the past still open in the soul and impossible to heal. A mournful event, the sudden interruption of a love relationship. But also the end of a friendship: the black rose, in the world of tattooing. It symbolizes something that could have evolved positively, but is, instead, shipwrecked.
But the black rose, in the tattoo, can also have very deep meanings such as change. As mentioned, this type of representation can indicate the end of a past relationship. A page of one’s existence that is intended to be overcome, but which will always remain within us. In short, the black rose tattoo can symbolize, in practice, a new life that opens on the ashes of the past.
As we have seen the black rose, in practice, does not exist in nature, but it can be very recurrent in the tattoo. As for the design, we cannot forget that the rose, in general, represents one of the most recurring tattoos in the Old School sector. For this reason, the designs, over the years, have been refined to reach peaks of incredible perfection.
In short, the choice can be vast, without forgetting that even the type of representation affects the very meaning of the tattooed rose. The absence of thorns, for example, represents a very strong love relationship. Whoever is represented as a rose devoid of thorns indicates that he is madly in love with his partner.
The presence of thorns symbolizes that you are ready to overcome any difficulty in order to live happily next to your loved one.
The sailor rose to be one of the most recurring designs in the history of tattoos.
In practice, it is a rose surrounded by a parchment on which are inscribed dedications to one’s beloved, or to a loved one.
It was a very popular representation in the 1920s and, as the name implies, among sailors. There are so many messages that can be inserted in the parchment including “Love Is True” or simply the name of the person you care about.
The rose accompanied by a skull is also a very common design.
These are very different elements: the rose symbolizes beauty while the skull , of course, is death. Together they make up a sort of invitation to live every moment of one’s existence since everything. Even the most beautiful, is destined to wither.
But the elements to be combined with the rose can be really many. Many choose, for example, a sword while the cross takes on a strong symbolic and mystical value as well as a reference to the Rosicrucian sect.
In other cases, even the anchor, a very recurring element in the world of tattoos. It can accompany the rose, identifying the strength of a love relationship.