Learn how to draw a great looking Rose Tattoo with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Rose Tattoo.
“A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo, Canadian author
There are nearly 8,000 species of roses that grow around the world. From the wild varieties, edible and ornamental varieties have been cultivated. Roses are exchanged as gifts symbolizing love, friendship, apology, and sympathy.
This rose is drawn in tribal tattoo style. Tattoos have decorated human bodies for thousands of years.
Prior to modern times, people used sharp objects to create a design on the skin. Then, the pierced skin was stained with charcoal or other dark natural substances. Today, tattoos are still popular, and many women gravitate to feminine objects such as flowers.
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Would you like to draw a cartoon of a tribal tattoo rose? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and something on while to draw.
See also, Easy Steps to Draw a Lily.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Rose Tattoo
How to Draw a Great Looking Rose Tattoo for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing the center of the flower using curved lines. The shape should be oval overall, but with curved lines that meet at points slicing into the shape.
Easy Rose Tattoo Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw the next layer of petals, spaced and not touching the first. Draw a pair of "C" shaped lines around the center of the flower, and connect them with short lines on each end. Further detail the center of the flower with a curved shape, composed of two curved lines that meet at points on each end.
Easy Rose Tattoo Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw another layer of petals. Use a long curved line and double it back upon itself. Allow the ends to meet at a point at one end. Then, draw two "C" shaped lines around one end of the petal. Connect them with curved lines at each end.
Easy Rose Tattoo Drawing - Step 4
4. Use curved lines to enclose a large irregular shape below the existing petals. This is the side of the rose flower.
Easy Rose Tattoo Drawing - Step 5
5. Use a series of curved lines to enclose the irregular pointed shape of the petal edge to one side of the flower.
Easy Rose Tattoo Drawing - Step 6
6. Use a series of curved lines to enclose the irregular pointed shape of the petal edge on the opposite side of the flower.
Easy Rose Tattoo Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw the sepals and the stem. Draw a straight line under the flower. Then, use curved lines to enclose curved triangular shapes beneath each side of the line, leaving a space between them. This forms the sepals, small leaves beneath the flower. From the opening in the center, extend a pair of curved lines to form the stem.
Add More Details to Your Rose Tattoo Picture - Step 8
8. Continue the lines of the stem, and connect them with a short line at the bottom. Extend curved lines from the stem to form the central veins of the leaves. Extend another secondary vein from one of the lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Rose Tattoo Drawing - Step 9
9. Use curved lines to enclose the leaves around the veins. Notice the line that runs parallel to the veins, not connected to the rest of the stem.
Color Your Rose Tattoo Drawing
Color your cartoon tribal rose. To shade it in traditional tattoo style, use just one color, either black or brown.
For more great Roses drawing tutorials, see the 50 Easy and Fun Roses Drawing Ideas post.
For more easy flower drawing tutorials, see the collection of Plant Drawing Ideas for Beginners.
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