23 Chic Small Rose Tattoos for Women

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.

Beautiful Black Rose

Source: @lucasmilk

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.

Small Rose Rib Tattoo

Source: @lucasmilk

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.

Behind the Ear Design

Source: @lilindigotattoo

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.

Artistic Rose Tattoo Design

Source: @arodinho

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.

Single Rose On The Back of the Leg

Source: @renan.sampaio

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.

Small Ankle Rose Tattoo

Source: @arodinho

11. Tiny Rose Tattoo

If you like the tiny tattoos, then take a look at this. Here we have a small rose and you can see a coin has been placed next to it which shows the size. This is a pretty, subtle and easy to wear tattoo that will suit everyone. You can place a design like this anywhere on the body and you could add a pop of color.

Tiny Rose Tattoo

Source: @lucasmilk

12. Creative Blue Rose

Roses are available in so many different colors not just the classic red and pink. When choosing a color, you could go for something more unique like blue, just like this tattoo idea. The design features a small blue rose. This rose is placed on the inside of the arm and has soft black lines with watercolor. It is such a creative version and we love the blue color. Blue roses can symbolize fantasy, impossibility and more. Try something similar or check out the language of flowers as each flower and the color has its own meaning.

13. Pretty Collar Bone Tattoo

Looking for a stylish and statement making small tattoo? If so, this could be for you. This is a collar bone tattoo with a pretty watercolor rose. The stem of the rose also has a word included in the design. We love the placement on the collar bone, it looks beautiful. The added word looks awesome as well. You can recreate this with any word or even someone specials name. Of course, you can have just the rose without a word. You can even go a little smaller.

Pretty Collar Bone Tattoo

Source: @arodinho

14. Small Arm Tattoo Idea

Next, we have another rose that has been tattooed on the inside of the arm. This one has a more classic black ink design. It is a simple, pretty and timeless tattoo that will look amazing on everyone. We like this placement because it can either be subtle, unseen or with a sleeveless top, it can make more of a statement. Keep it black ink or add a splash of color for an even bolder piece of body art.

15. Stylish Sternum Tattoo

Sternum tattoos have become a must-have and with designs like this, we can see why. Here we have single and pretty rose that is tattooed on the sternum. As you can see, it is a beautiful and feminine design. This is definitely smaller and more low-key compared to many sternum tattoos, so this is perfect for those who don’t want a large piece of body art. Recreate this or even choose a smaller rose. You can also add color or keep it black ink.

Stylish Sternum Tattoo

Source: @lucasmilk

16. Tiny Ankle Tattoo Design

The next rose is another tiny one. This small rose has been tattooed just near the ankle bone. It is such a cute and pretty tattoo idea. Something like this would be great as a first tattoo because roses are classic, never go out of style and the design is quite small too. This is another one that can be covered up or shown off when you choose and plus, it will look stunning with your sandals and high heels!

17. Rose Thumb Tattoo

This next tattoo is unique and statement making. Here we have a small rose that has been tattooed on the thumb. This is such a cool and unusual placement for your rose and as you can see, it looks stylish and edgy. A tattoo on your hand is quite a big commitment so make sure you are 100% happy with the design. You can try a similar tattoo or try a smaller size of rose.

Rose Thumb Tattoo

Source: @tat2noel

18. Geometric Rose

Looking for a trendier tattoo? If so, this could be perfect for you. This design features a geometric rose. So, the rose has been tattooed with a stylish triangle outline. Geometric shapes like this are often added to tattoos and they look so stylish. You can use any geometric shape with your rose, so you can create a very unique tattoo. Another cool way to use shapes is to have the tattoo different one the inside of the shape to the outside. For this design, you could maybe add color on the inside of the triangle while the rest is black ink.

Geometric Rose Tattoo Design

Source: @lucasmilk

19. Beautiful Pink Rose Tattoo

Next, we have a pretty and classic tattoo. Here we have small rose that is tattooed on the wrist. The stem is quite subtle where as the head of the flower is bolder with the beautiful pink color. This is a feminine and stunning design that will suit everyone. Recreate this pink version or you can try a different rose color. Yellow, blue or red would look amazing.

Beautiful Pink Rose Tattoo

Source: @arodinho

20. Small Black Ink Rose Design

This design is another one of our favorites. The tattoo features a black ink rose that is placed sideways so it sits across the arm. It is a simple, stylish and stunning tattoo. We love the placement because it looks so trendy and it gives the rose an edge. You can try something similar or opt for even smaller rose. This design could be moved down onto the wrist, that would look cute as well.

21. Red Ink Rose

Earlier in the post we shared a small rose on the back of the leg. If you liked that placement, then you should check out this design too. Instead of the classic black ink rose, this one is red. As you can see, creating the outline of the rose in red creates a completely different tattoo. We love this version because it is unique. You can recreate the red rose or choose a different color like pink for the outline. Avoid choosing colors that are too light because then the tattoo may not be visible enough.

Red Ink Rose Tattoo

Source: @lucasmilk

22. Trendy Arm Tattoo

Next, we have another version of the black ink rose. This time the small rose has been placed on the back of the arm. The edgy black rose looks so trendy on the arm. This is a cool tattoo that will look gorgeous on everyone. A similar rose would look great on the leg, wrist or ribs.

Black Ink Rose Arm Tattoo

Source: @tattoomink

23. Pretty Pink Rose

Last on our list of small rose tattoos is this super cute pink design. Here we have a pretty and tiny rose that is tattooed on the wrist. The head of the rose is a bold pink color. This is an easy to wear tattoo that will suit everyone. It is another design that would be great as a first tattoo. Recreate the pink version of choose a different color. A yellow rose would be beautiful.

Pretty Pink Rose

Source: @selina_ink

We hope you have found a beautiful rose tattoo design to try.

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