Summer is here — and while florals for this particular season aren't exactly groundbreaking in fashion, they're timeless in tattoo form. And when it comes to floral tattoos, nothing compares to the classic rose.

(And I'm not just saying that because I have a massive rose tattoo on my back.) 

And if you're looking for stunning rose tattoo ideas, you've come to the right place. Here are 48 gloriously gorgeous rose tattoos that will give you all sorts of wild thoughts.

This pink and purple rose is fit for a fairy queen.

A classic black and gray stem makes a monochrome impact.

This pastel shoulder blade rose is SO magical.

This perfect thigh rose blurs the line between body art and accessories.

The underboob is the perfect place for a wild rose.

I'm losing my MIND over this X-ray rose, though!

The soft shading on this rose half-sleeve is beyond elegant.

And these lil buds placed on the inner forearm are too precious!

Whether they're old school...


...Tiny and minimalist...

...Or big and eye-catching...

...Rose tattoos are botanically brilliant.

If you're all about placement, a simple linework rose is nothing short of iconic.

It's perfect on a finger...

...Or a forearm.

Mirror image roses by the inner elbow couldn't be prettier.

Feast your eyes on this gloriously shaded pink wrist rose.

What could be prettier than a watercolor-inspired hip rose?

These black and gray shoulder botanicals are giving me life.

Blackout tattoos take some guts, but what could be a better reward than a stunning rose outline?

A bouquet of rose tattoos on the inner arm is such a joyful way to celebrate spring.

The stages of a bloom, rendered in ink.

And doesn't think photorealistic rose tattoo make you want to stop everything you're doing and get a half-sleeve?

Roses make for a gorgeous piece of art that you'll wear forever SO proudly.

Can you even think of anything you'd like to wake up to more than this?! You'd smile every day!

The petals on this velvety-looking rose tattoo give me "Beauty and the Beast" vibes.

And this looks like the most beautiful illustration from a 1970s children's book.

And this? I honestly can't even believe it's real. This is so beautiful, it's like a computer rendered it.

Geometry plus flowers = perfection. The pop of red is a classic.

But roses come in all colors — so why not embrace the bright side with your rose tattoo?

Adding gems and curlicues creates a beautifully baroque effect.

An all-black background makes wild roses stand out even more.

The red roses will hypnotize the world.


This rose tattoo is a fairytale dream...

...While this floral moon is what Disney princesses would get tattooed (if Disney princesses had tattoos).

Speechless at how astonishing this yellow rose tattoo is.

This coral rose tattoo is a legit work of art.

And yes, here's more pink and purple roses, because I am OBSESSED.

But there's nothing more brilliant than classic black rose tattoo.

But if you can't choose between realistic and abstract roses, why not do both?

Minimalist rose petals and shaded leaves make for a stunning contrast.

And adding portrait-style details makes the most beautiful flower even MORE gorgeous.

Whether a tribute to spring or a love letter to sacred geometry, there's no wrong way to rock rose tattoos.

And you know what that means...

Time to make that tattoo appointment!