The tarot of roses is an ongoing project by Alice Carrier. A tarot deck told in tattoos, inspired by the magic, folklore, and enduring beauty of the rose. As each card is designed, it is offered as a black and grey tattoo. When a new card is available it will be shared here. After the deck has been assembled, it will be for sale to the public. Completed pieces are on view above. If you'd like to inquire about an available piece, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with full name, a screen cap of the project you’re interested in with any relevant details- along with a photo of the desired placement area.
THREE OF THORNS
Two canes protrude from a central stem, spaced just apart. This card is the struggle to connect- when communication goes awry. Removed from the whole, this cutting becomes a dry, brittle weapon. The struggle to connect words with emotions can feel abstract, like trying to divine roses from a thorny stem. This card may serve as a reminder that we are not what we prune away, we are what's growing.