Tribal Rose Temporary Tattoo The rose is a popular tattoo for both men and women. Wear this ink on a temporary basis with this temporary rose image. The red rose, as pictured here, is associated with true love and passion. It can symbolize a particular person with a special meaning in your life or simply show off your softer side as something of a romantic. The tribal accents on this temporary tattoo are strongly reminiscent of thorns, adding a second layer of potential meaning to this image. A rose with thorns shows both sides of love, from the initial infatuation to the lingering loss that may come from losing someone special.