The perfect tattoo is meaningful, beautiful and timeless. There can be a lot of pressure to choose a creation – it is permanent addition to your body – but flowers are still a classic. If you are unsure which design is right for you, consider one of the most popular ideas: a peony tattoo.
Roses will always be awesome (Selena Gomez’s latest addition is a beautiful watercolor rose which is a major inspiration for the tattoo), but they’re pretty common. Peonies, however, are an elegant and modern choice that looks amazing on your canvas. And the design has become increasingly popular in recent years.
“Peonies are the new rose”, tattoo artist Gianna Caranfa tells Bustle via email. “They are delicate, feminine and sweet.” According to the flower delivery service Urban Stems, peonies symbolize love, honor, happiness, romance and beauty. No wonder so many people are interested in floral tattoos.
There are so many designs to consider, and even more styles to ponder. Not sure which style you want to go for? Whether you prefer the delicacy of fine lines, the simplicity of minimalist looks, or the realistic aesthetic, here are seven peony tattoo designs that will make you want to book your next tattoo appointment.