"After I had malaria I created a f**k-it list because life's too short. The rose tattoo was on there... it was in the thousands, probably the cost of a small car." British singer Cheryl Cole reveals how much her infamous rose tattoo cost. The large artwork, which covers the whole of her lower back, buttocks and the top of her thighs, shocked fans when it was unveiled last year (13). Cole recovered from malaria in 2010.