Linear tattoo of a black peony on the arm

Peony Tattoo: 40 Gorgeous Peonies That Are Even More Beautiful Than Roses

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Peony tattoo is a perfect choice for the people who enjoy flowers and other plants. Peonies have a long history, and they appear in many cultures around the world. So, apart from looking beautiful, peony also has many meanings. If you’re looking for a peony tattoo – take a look at these fantastic ideas.

Pink peony on ankle tattoo
Pink peony on ankle tattoo
Negative space tattoo of peony and triangle
Negative space tattoo of peony and triangle

What does a peony tattoo mean?

Peonies have an old history, and you can find them on almost every part of the world. Generally, the peony symbolizes prosperity, romance, compassion, fortune and a happy marriage. One of the myths about this flower is telling that Peony was once a beautiful nymph. The gods loved her so much that another envy goddess turned her into a flower.

Violet peonies tattoo on the left arm
Violet peonies tattoo on the left arm
Black dot work peonies tattoo on the left arm
Black dot work peonies tattoo on the left arm

These flowers often appear in Asian art. For example, in China and Japan, the peony symbolizes challenges and risk-taking. Peonies also have high medicinal value. In ancient times, people used its roots and seeds to treat diseases such as epilepsy and snake bites. It was also a way to promote menstruation.

Linework black tattoo of a peony on the arm
Linework black tattoo of a peony on the arm
Delicate pink peony inked on the right thigh by banul
Delicate pink peony inked on the right thigh by Banul

In traditional Japanese tattoo art, individual design elements usually appear in pairs. Dragons, lions, demons, and various flowers – all they are forming a balance between power and beauty. Peonies often appear together with lions and together they create a symbol Karajishi.

Peony tattoo – a perfect choice for the women

It’s clear that flower tattoos are more popular among the women. Men rarely choose to get only a flower, but you can always combine the different things into one piece. As we’ve said earlier, peony tattoos go perfectly together with traditional Japanese symbols such as lions, dragons, demons, and others.

Small peony on the right ankle
Small peony on the right ankle
Black dotwork peony on the arm by sasha masiuk
Black dot-work peony on the arm by Sasha Masiuk

As with for the placement, we can see that the most common body parts for this tattoo are the arms, back, and thigh. Usually, these tattoos are significant, and you’ll need some space for it. So, the spacious areas such as the back, leg or hips are perfect for a peony.

A pink peony on the left arm by the lady fox
A pink peony on the left arm by the lady fox
Big black tattoo of a peony on the right side
Big black peony tattoo on the right side
Black and red peony and triangle tattoos on both arms
Black and red peony and triangle tattoos on both arm

Peony tattoo ideas

As with any other flower, the peony is also a potent symbol of beauty and fragility. Above all, its colors are lovely, and itself is an excellent reason to ink it on your body. But you have to see these ideas yourself to be sure. We leave you with the best pictures of these beautiful flowers.

Black peonies and dotted lines tattoo on the right arm
Black peonies and dotted lines tattoo on the right arm
Blue peony tattoo on the leg
Blue peony tattoo on the leg
Black peony tattoo on the right hip by sasha masiuk
Black peony tattoo on the right hip by Sasha Masiuk
Delicate black three peonies tattoo on the left arm
Delicate black three peonies tattoo on the left arm
Dotwork two peonies tattoo on the arm
Dotwork two peonies tattoo on the arm
Excelent japanese peony sleeve tattoo
Excellent Japanese peony sleeve tattoo
Gorgeous peonies tattoo on the right hip
Gorgeous peonies tattoo on the right hip
Japanese style full sleeve tattoo with peonies
Japanese style full sleeve tattoo with peonies
Linear tattoo of a black peony on the arm
Linear tattoo of a black peony on the arm
Outline peonies armband tattoo by sasha masiuk
Outline peonies armband tattoo by Sasha Masiuk
Peony and geometric pattern tattoo on the foot
Peony and geometric pattern tattoo on the foot
Black full sleeve traditional japanese style tattoo with a peony on the shoulder
Black full sleeve traditional Japanese style tattoo with a peony on the shoulder
Peony and skull tattoo on the right arm
Peony and skull tattoo on the right arm
Peony and snake black tattoos on the left thigh
Peony and snake black tattoos on the left thigh
Knee tattoo of a peony by kelly smith
Knee tattoo of a peony by Kelly Smith
Peony and triangle tattoo on the right arm
Peony and triangle tattoo on the right arm
Realistic pink peony tattoo on the right thigh
Realistic pink peony tattoo on the right leg
Peony ankle tattoo by anna bravo
Peony ankle tattoo by Anna Bravo
Realistic pink peony with green leaves tattoo by svetlana liubchenko
Realistic pink peony with green leaves tattoo by Svetlana Lubchenko
Peony bouquet tattoo on the arm
Peony bouquet tattoo on the arm
Red peonies with green leaves tattoo on the left arm by alice carrier
Red peonies with green leaves tattoo on the left bicep by Alice carrier
Peony by tattooist olga koroleva
Peony by tattooist Olga Koroleva
Traditional tattoo of a red peony on the left hand
Traditional tattoo of a red peony on the left hand
Peony tattoo in a circle on the arm
Peony tattoo in a circle on the arm
Traditional black tattoo of a peony on the left hand
Another traditional black peony tattoo on the left hand
Triangular peony tattoo on the back by dasha sumkina
Triangular peony tattoo on the back by Dasha Sumkina
Two peonies tattoo on the left forearm
Two peonies tattoo on the left forearm
Violet and pink peonies tattoo on the left shoulder blade
Violet and pink peonies tattoo on the left shoulder blade
Yin and yang and peony circular tattoo on the sternum
Yin and yang and circular peony tattoo on the sternum
Peony Tattoo: 40 Gorgeous Peonies That Are Even More Beautiful Than Roses
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