The rose is one of the oldest flower themes in modern tattooing. People get them for many different reasons. Anything from representing gratitude (pink), love (red), innocence (white), friendship (yellow). The Tudor rose represents the country of England. Tracing back to a Roman tradition, if placed above a room they represent secrecy (Latin: Sub Rosa). They also represent the idea that beauty is pain, due to their sharp thorns along with their pretty petals. A thorn pricking the skin represents sacrifice, the shedding of blood for a belief.
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