ROSE – melting

ROSE, the hidden meaning in a tattoo 


in this short article of the section “PSICO DESIGN – the psychology of the drawings” we address the meaning and symbolism of the ROSE from a mythical or primordial point of view, to apply it in the portrayal of the tattoo


Anyway, we speak of fairytales that make us dream, there’s no time for science here


The prefrontal cortex has no ground here, we move within the emotions of the limbic brain or the instinct of the reptilian brain 


THE ROSE has now become famous,  you have seen it over and over again in a thousand ways

then how come people still love it and get a tattoo with it?

how come you still like it?


how can I give it a new soul to fall in love with? 


we all know that, in the symbolism of flowers, the rose changes meaning according to its color,


red for passion, yellow for jealousy, white for purity, pink for affection, blue for melancholy….. black for the elegance of tragedy


but today I would like to tell you something different…..


the musk rose is called so because it is a pink rose, but stained with green


it is the natural meeting of two realities, of two different points of view, of two opposite and complementary colors


complementary, in essence it means that if you mix them, they create the gray, the perfect tone, the one that gives peace to the human eye


ok… a musky rose is not easy to find, just like a unicorn


the meeting of two realities however does not have to create the perfect tone


in fact, the two colors remain clearly visible, flawless, untouched

they mix without getting confused

they connect without rubbing off on each other 

they coexist peacefully in harmony 


the two entities remain alive, do not cancel out just because they coexist in the same rose


it is a difficult meeting to create, but it means that we can remain ourselves, even when nature puts us in contact with an unexpected situation, like two colors in the same rose


or two hearts under a roof


or a human being in contact with the world


the rose (the red one, in particular) has always been a famous image of intensity, 

of ardent passion, of strength


but a rose always carries thorns and as beautiful and voluptuous ,soft and fragrant as it could be, it must always be handled with care and attention


the large leaves hide the thorns to the careless customer


they put you to the test, they are the price to pay to reach its beauty

they are the minefield, the obstacle course, the chutes and ladders  to reach the prize


the rose is a symbol of a gained and conquered love


like the boy who gives it as a gift to the damsel to reach her heart


in short, you ask permission and you advance calmly to reach a moment of glory or happiness


because happiness is never free and we are now learning it


with love, but always irreverent