An emblem of carnal love as well as spiritual love, the rose symbolises grace, beauty, perfection and purity.
Its petals are arranged in a concentric shape and form a bud, which in many varieties never opens completely: so the rose is also a symbol of secrecy.
The thorns defend it from violation and this characteristic means it is used to symbolise discretion and silence.
In this issue: scorpions. wolves, stars, sun, moon, crowns. roses. lettering, bombs, weapons, masks, clowns, ornaments.
268 colour tattoo photos and 39 colour tattoo flashes!
Our Tattoo Artist Special section is dedicated to the Italian tattoo artist Ettore Bechis.
Cover model of the month is Toni Moore photographed by Doralba Picerno.
Plus: Tattoo Expo Roma 2011 special and the Alberto Pasetti Memorial.
If you are a tattoo artist, send us some pictures of your latest creations and we’ll find a special place for them in Tattoo.1 Tribal.