Blue Rose Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Blue Rose Tattoos
The beautiful blue inks make the blue rose tat a must-have design. Blue is the second-most popular choice for rose tattoos (of course, red is first).
Your design variations are limitless. First, there are so many blues to choose from: baby blue, indigo, denim, cobalt, the list goes on. Then, the style options are unending: Realistic, cartoon, geometric, etc. Not to mention placement, size, and other elements: The choices are endless.
Below, you'll read more about and look at many photos of blue rose tattoos for inspiration for your next ink project.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.— L. Frank Baum
Blue Rose Tattoo Design Options
- A blue rose tattoo design might portray a single or bouquet of blue roses.
- Many incorporate butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, or other related symbols.
- You also see them designed with hearts, stars, flowers, or names.
- Any style will do: tribal, Celtic, geometric, realistic, old-school, etc.
- You might portray only the petals.
- Some prefer to add artwork or trail art for the stem of the rose.
- Consider incorporating complementary colors into your design. Bright oranges and dark yellows can really make the blue *pop.* Many of the blue rose tattoos in this article show them with yellow tips. This adds another dimension to the design.
- You may also want to consider a sunset for the background if you don't prefer the brighter background shading.
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.— Vincent Van Gogh
Blue Rose Tattoo Meanings
The blue rose can symbolize a variety of different things, both positive and negative.
- The impossible or unattainable
- Unnatural beauty
- An unreachable dream
- Artificiality or artifice (since blue roses don't exist in nature)
In the end, however, your tattoo symbolizes what you want it to.
I've always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.— Siouxsie Sioux
Before You Tattoo
Before you get your tattoo, there are a few things that you will want to consider. Just as you are doing right now, take the time to research your design. Make sure you completely understand what it represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked without knowing the meaning.
Look through dozens of blue rose designs before you choose a final sketch. The more you look at, the better. You're planning on wearing this for the rest of your life, make sure you love it. You don't want to go through cover-ups and laser removal that cost time and money. Make the right choice the first time around.
© 2013 Richard Ricky Hale