This beautiful rose, lower back cover up tattoo, was done by Nina Rademeyer, the head artist at Zen Ink Professional Tattoo and Piercing studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The rose is arguably the most recognized flower in the world, and it is one of the most celebrated and enduring symbols in Western culture, similar to the lotus flower’s prominence as a symbol in Eastern cultures. It has long been a favorite subject of poets and artists and in the past few centuries, it has also become a popular tattoo symbol.

The rose originated in Persia where it was seen as a masculine symbol. Over the years, it has become associated with femininity, however, the flower is popular with both men and women. Although the rose tattoo carries a plethora of meanings today, it used to only represent love.

In fact, the rose tattoo gained popularity in the 1930s because sailors often got them inked on their bodies as reminders of their wives, girlfriends, and mothers. The general public later followed this trend, and it was common for men to get roses tattooed on their chests with their lover’s name incorporated into the design.

This customer had Chinese symbols on her lower back which she wanted covered up with something feminine and elegant. After a few ideas were discussed and various options were taken into consideration, it was decided that the rose would look great with some lace, filigree and some gems hanging off the lace which Nina Rademeyer free handed on the customer.

The client was extremely happy with the final result of her cover up and could not believe she will no longer have to look at her old tattoo anymore.

Nina Rademeyer completed this lower back cover up tattoo in a single session using the following: A Professional Rotary Tattoo Pen, Elite Cartridges, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Fusion Tattoo Ink, Eternal Tattoo Ink, Green Soap and Hustle Butter and Free hand design.

If you would like to see more of Nina Rademeyers work, or if you would like any additional information regarding Zen Ink Professional Tattoo and Piercing Studio please visit or fell free to stop past our studio in Boksburg for a FREE consultation to chat about your next… or first awesome tattoo. We would love to see you!

9 thoughts on “Nina lower back cover up Rose

  1. nicole

    I like rose flowers both physically and on drawings but I don’t really like a tattoo but this rose on a tattoo looks great and I like this one.

  2. Grace K

    I didn’t know the flower tattoo has such a long history,dating back to the sailors. Its a very popular form of tattoo.

  3. Scott Summers

    I have nothing against Tattoos but I would rather live without it. I mean finding jobs can be hard with this. Nice tattoo though.

  4. Obalade Damilola

    Wow.. This is nice..I love seeing tattoos on people’s body but I hate it when its overdone..I love this one though

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