Take a look at Part 3 of an awesome Skeleton Rose Theme half sleeve done by Timothy Kidd here at Mantra tattoo in Lakewood, Colorado. This session took almost 2 hours and we compiled it all into a time lapse video. Kidd enjoys doing American Traditional style tattoos with hard black lines and a lot of color. There is a lot that goes into the entire process of a tattoo, check out the video to see it all in just a few short minutes! Visit our website to see Kidd’s portfolio under the Artists page for more awesome work!
Rose tattoos did not come to popularity until around the 1930s & 1940s when rose tattoos were mostly worn by sailors. They often chose the tattoo to represent someone beautiful and valued in their lives, girlfriend, their wife, or even their mother. It was a very honorable tattoo at the time. The rose tattoo has remained popular through the years and is seen commonly in traditional tattoo artwork. The skeleton has long been a subject of art all over the world. Most cultures see it as a symbol of death. Skeleton tattoos could therefore be used to show that the wearer has no fear of death, or That the wearer has accepted their own mortality. They could also be used to remind the wearer that they will one day die and should therefore make the most of each day. Because of this association with death, skeleton tattoo designs can also be a good choice to commemorate the death of a friend or loved one.
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