A peach tattoo is a delicious choice for fruit lovers. Under its velvety skin hides a real treasure for our health. It contains many vitamins which prevent us from premature aging and tissue degeneration. It also strengthens our immune system and like any other fruit or vegetable, helps us live a longer and better life. If you are in love with the peach and always dreamed of getting a tattoo of it – you are in the right place.
August 22nd is the national Eat A Peach Day and the August 24th is the Peach Pie Day. Yeah, so there’s another reason not only to eat a peach but to get a tattoo of it right now!
In this article, we are going to take a look at the history of the peach, its characteristics, and symbolical meaning. And as always – we have gathered the most beautiful ideas into one gallery, so don’t forget to scroll down for the tattoos.
History of the peach
A peach is a small fruit with a delightful smell. It has a deep slot that goes from the top the bottom on one side. The skin of the peach is thin, gentle, hairy and yellow with some red spots. Peach has a brown and tough pit which looks like a big almond. The pulp is yellowish with a pleasant smell and flavor.
The peach initially grew in China. However, the ancient Romans imported it from the Persia. The word ‘peach’ comes from the Latin ‘Malum Cotoneum,’ which originally meant quince. To make a fruit resistant to various diseases and pests, people experimented by grafting the trees. The name of the quince came as a result of grafting the peach tree on a quince.
According to a Taoist legend, an emperor’s wife Hsi Wang Mu was the owner of the Peaches of Immortality. Every six thousand years, she celebrates her birthday – ‘the Feast of Peaches.’ The immortals who live at the emperor’s palace wait for all these years before gathering to the birthday celebration. On the day of the feast, they are eating dragon liver and phoenix marrow. But the highlight of the festival is the Peaches of Immortality. Everyone who tastes it – becomes immortal.
You probably know that you can use peach to make juice, jams, and various desserts. But what you may not know is that it also has healing and protective characteristics as well. People were using peaches for these reasons for a long time.
Tasty, healthy and smooth
The peach contains vitamins A, C, and E that act as an oxidant in fighting the free radicals. These harmful molecules cause a destructive process in our cells, thus increases the risk of cancer, Alzheimer, cataracts, premature aging and other degenerative diseases. Vitamins in the peach fight the harmful molecules and prevent us from the aging. They also help to keep our immune system in order, therefore increases its capability to fight the infections.
The peach is also rich in minerals such as potassium, which regulates our blood pressure. Phosphorus – a crucial element for our brain and nervous system, and finally – magnesium, which helps to prevent fatigue, headaches, anxiety, and stress.
It also helps our digestive system because it increases the production of bile and digestion of fats. Experts advise drinking peach juice for those who suffer from kidney or gallbladder stones because it helps to dissolve them. It also benefits our intestinal activity by reducing the amount of sugar, so it’s perfect for people with diabetes. Last but not least – due to its high amount of fiber, the peach also helps to fight constipation.
Peach tattoo meaning
Due to its delicious flavor, Taoist philosophers adapted the peach as the symbol of longevity and immortality. In Chinese mythology, peaches have a mystical virtue, and those who eat it can achieve immortality. We can find the peach as a symbol of a long and happy life appearing in Chinese art. We can often see it on furniture, painting, and ceramics.
Meanwhile, In Korea, the peach is a symbol of happiness, longevity, and prosperity. Although it symbolizes good luck, on some occasions, it can have a negative meaning as well. When the Koreans are honoring the dead, they do try to keep the peach away, because they believe it has the power to repel the spirits.
Because of its ability to reduce the sugar, the peach is a daily choice of people with diabetes. So, many people who have diabetes get a peach tattoo as a universal symbol of this disorder.
In the US, Georgia has a nickname of ‘The Peach State.’ and peach is an official fruit of this State. So, if you live in Georgia – you may also consider becoming a true fan of your state and get a tattoo of the peach on your body.
Peach tattoo ideas
Although it is more popular among the women, the peach also looks good on men too. So, there isn’t much difference whether you’re a guy or a girl – peach is a beautiful tattoo that suits both. Usually, people choose colorful or even hyper-realistic small size tattoos. The most popular placements are hips, forearms, belly, chest, and feet. Take a look at our collection of peach tattoos below. We are sure that you will find the inspiration for your next (or the first) tattoo.