Quite possibly the most tattooed symbol in the world, roses can mean different things to different people.
Love, beauty, femininity, compassion, strength, pain, tradition, life, death – the rose can represent a variety of states and emotions.
Here are 10 rose tattoos that I love.
Laura Jane, Electrick Kicks Tattoo, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Ben, Red Tattoo and Piercing, Leeds
Casey, Creative Body Art, Coventry
Dan, Modern Classic Tattoo, London
Lucy, Red Tattoo and Piercing, Leeds
Nick Morte, Oslo, Norway
Rich, Dermal Puncture Emporium, Stoke
Artist Unknown, River City Tattoo Collective, Bath
Artist Unknown, Scratchline Tattoo, London
William, Nebula Tattoo, Carmarthenshire