Wednesday, December 14
In the ancient times, Christians associated roses with the Virgin Mary. The ancient Romans and Greeks, roses represented love and beauty and also associated it with their goddess Aphrodite. Ancient Egyptians used roses to worship their goddess Isis - the perfect wife and mother. A red rose now present at funerals represent the blood of Jesus Christ. Since a red rose is associated with Jesus Christ as well as Mary, you will often see Celtic crosses with a red English rose entwined across it with thorns. A red one can also represent martyrdom, spiritual growth and unconscious beauty.
Monday, December 12
Roses have long being associated with various emotions and relationships, red roses symbolize love, yellow roses symbolize friendship, pink ones stand for admiration and the fictional black rose stands for hatred, sadness and tragic romances and blue ones for the unattainable and impossible. Now it is not necessary that a rose tattoo is only for females, an increasing number of men opt to get one done and they look beautiful and masculine at the same time. There have been various interpretations throughout history for what a rose stands for and the variations in its hues.