Roses are one of the most popular tattoo designs in the world. A rose can symbolize love, hope and more. It’s not just the actual rose that has special meanings, but also the colors. A red rose can represent love, pink can be for gratitude, yellow for joy and there are even black roses that can be a symbol of grief or even rebellion. With that said, every rose is different and every piece of rose body art is unique. If you are thinking about choosing a rose tattoo design, then this is the place to be. We have found 23 beautiful and small rose tattoos. Small tattoos are great for just adding to your tattoo collection or for those who want subtler body art. So, take a look and see which stunning rose is perfect for you.

1. Gorgeous Back Tattoo

The first tattoo features a beautiful rose design on the back. This tattoo features one single black ink rose that is placed quite high on the back and in the center. It is a stunning piece of body art and because of the placement, it is quite subtle too. You can recreate this small tattoo or you can make it bolder by adding some color.

2. Beautiful Black Rose

When you see small rose tattoos they will often be either red, pink or just have the black ink outline. So, this one is very unique. Here we have a black rose design. As you can see, we have a small rose that is completely covered in black ink. It is a stylish version of rose body art and it is giving us an edgy and Gothic vibe. A black rose can be placed anywhere on the body.

3. Rose Rib Tattoo

The next tattoo idea is very pretty and trendy. This body art features a black outline rose that is tattooed on the ribs. It is a feminine and delicate design that will look amazing on anyone. You can try a similar tattoo or you can add a splash of color. Watercolor red or pink would look stunning.

4. Behind the Ear Design

If you are looking for a very subtle and small tattoo, then this could be perfect for you. This tattoo only features the head of the rose and it is tattooed behind the ear. A tattoo like this is so easy to wear because you can cover it up or show it off. If you are going to add color to the design, then keep the shades light and soft. This will keep the body art chic and low-key.

5. Small Single Rose Tattoo

Next, we have another small single rose design. This one is placed on the ribs and it has stunning detail on the petals and leaves. Even though it is small, this tattoo does make a statement. A beautiful rose like this can be placed anywhere and you could even try the design in an even smaller size.

6. Artistic Rose

Maybe the classic rose designs are not for you? If so, this could be perfect. Here we have an artistic rose. This tattoo was created with just one black line. The way the design weaves and loops to create the rose is amazing. This is such a bold and unique idea. You can recreate this or you can try the line in a color like red or pink. You could even use two colors. Red for the upper section and green for the stem.

7. Single Rose On The Back of the Leg

The next tattoo is beautiful and it is one of the largest on the list. This body art features a single black ink rose that is tattooed on the back of the leg. It is a stunning design with lots of detail, you can even see the thorns on the stem. Recreate this or add some color, again watercolor would look amazing. Try something similar or you could even go a little smaller.

8. Tiny Wrist Tattoo

Wrist tattoos have become so popular and with designs like this, we can see why. This tattoo features a tiny rose on the side of the wrist. It has a simple design and it is easy to wear, so it will suit everyone. You can recreate this stylish design or you could try a more delicate rose by using softer lines. The rose can also be turned and placed on the wrist section closest to the palm.

9. Dainty Watercolor Rose

Speaking of dainty roses, this next design is just that. Here we have a small rose that is tattooed on the arm. Black ink has not been used. Instead, soft colors like pink, green and brown have been used to create this pretty and delicate design. This is one of our favorites and you can try a similar rose with any petal colors.

10. Small Ankle Tattoo

Next, we have a tiny ankle tattoo to show you. The design is placed above the ankle bone and it has a simple black ink design. This is a gorgeous and timeless tattoo that will suit everyone. You can recreate a similar rose or move it down closer to the bone. A tattoo like this will look great in the summer.

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