Yellow Roses Like Sunshine On Your Shoulder
Of all the colors a rose can be… when done in the traditional american tattoo style it is yellow that seems the most pretty.
Traditional yellow roses tattooed on a shoulder
Of course it is pure opinion, and a rose of any color can be done in a beautiful manner.
Yellow however is my favorite when in this style for a few reasons.
- The light color does not over power the natural skin tones.
- The warm tones of yellow make great contrast against the hard line style of American traditional style design work.
- If faded out towards the edge of a petal it allows the use of a cool tone to accent the flower (as seen in the example above)
- It always maintains a softer – and therefore more feminine look than other colors on skin
- No color can compare when it comes to complimenting the greens of traditional leaves.
Yep…. I like yellow for this style of rose.
Simple, pretty, feminine, and sexy.
This simple poem is one I stumbled upon while surfing the web a year or so back and decided to save…
My veins bleed the red
Living fluid of my heart
The grape vines
Nourishes the sweetness
Of the red wine
The rose bud waits
Exposing the loveliness
Of a red rose
Cut open my heart
Within my breast
A Yellow Rose
I’ve chosen for my crest.
The authors name is William Bonilla. Not sure of the date it was written or country of origin, but for some reason I think it was American and from the way it is put together and wordage used I am assuming it was written withing the last 20 years.
And for those who wish to read only the words of the famous…
‘Twas a yellow rose, By that south window of the little house, My cousin Romney gathered with his hand On all my birthdays, for me. save the last; And then I shook the tree too rough, too rough, For roses to stay after.
That was from – Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
If you are a poetry fan you know who she was… if you are not you most likely don’t care.
Just for the record (and because I can’t help my geeky self)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. She was part of the romantic movement and is best known for a poem that starts…. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
I know you have heard that one.
So , I now end my salute to the yellow rose.
Farewell , elalleqa , Auf Wiedersehen, Arrivederci, Addio, Ciao, Au Revoir, Adios, Aloha, Shalom, Farvel, Namaste, Fir Milenge, Adeus, Hyvästi, Hasta La Vista, See ya later.