When you think about anything related to love, you tend to think about flowers. In particular, roses are thought of more than any other type of flower. In the American culture, it is common to deliver roses to a loved one during special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays or Valentine's Day. Therefore, it has become a universal symbol for love and this meaning holds true in the tattoo form as well. However, there are several alternate meanings of a rose tattoo depending on the design of the flower itself.