Top 61 Tribal Rose Tattoo Ideas – [2020 Inspiration Guide]
Tribal influenced rose tattoos have maintained their popularity despite a downturn in other expressions of this design type that were hugely popular in the early part of the century.
Tribal rose ink allows the colorful rose design to work against the flowing lines and rich black ink patterns that tribal tattoos most often deploy in their concepts.
Others choose to use a tribal influence in linework rose tattoos.
This collection of top 61 tribal rose tattoos are mainly Westernized versions of Polynesian tribal body art; however some opt for the more precisely detailed more traditional look.
1. Upper Arm Tribal Rose Tattoo Ideas
2. Tribal Designs for the Ankle
3. Back Tribal Rose Tattoo Ideas
4. Heavy Black Ink Tribal Rose Tattoo Ideas
Cover Up Tattoos Using Tribal Rose Designs
7. Forearm Tribal Rose Tattoo Ideas
8. Tribal Rose Tattoo Ideas for the Hand
9. Leg Tribal Rose Tattoo Art
10. Tribal Rose Shoulder Tattoos
11. Side and Rib Tribal Rose Tattoos
12. Simple Tribal Rose Tattoos
13. Small Tribal Rose Designs
Tribal Rose Tattoo FAQs
What do tribal rose tattoos symbolize?
A tribal rose tattoo is most often a Westernized take on traditional Polynesian or Island designs that incorporate layered, textured use of black ink and natural themes.
These tattoos in many ways can be a continuation of the popular tribal influenced styles that were tattoo industry mainstays in the early 2000’s period.
Rather than a reference to people and culture it’s an intertwining of personal significance between two design ideas that can work well together.
What do tribal tattoos mean?
Many of the patterns across tribal style are drawn from nature, with the layered designs referencing the fishing, hunting and warrior lifestyle that sustained many different tribal peoples.
These different patterns are also associated with strength, good luck, feats of physical strength and spiritual guardians.
Traditionally tribal tattoos would tell the wearer’s story as well as working to bring them good luck and keep them safe in battle, although in modern times this deeper significance is not always as clear as it was in the past.
Is it ok to get a tribal tattoo?
The only time in which I think it’s problematic to get a tattoo based on elements of another’s culture are few, and they are specifically linked to rites of passage.
And even then, it’s not the type of thing you could get done as it’s policed within the community.
For example, the Maori Ta Moko tattoo is strictly done by Maori only for Maori, however there are different tattoo art designs within the medium called Kirituhi which are just as rich in tradition and meaning that have been developed for non-Maori (either to tattoo or to be tattooed).
This goes for many of the tattoos from the Polynesian Islands and those cultures where essential story telling comes from body art.