Flowers are the foundation of the tattoo industry. They have been incorporated into virtually every tattoo style you can think of – American Traditional, Realism, Black and Gray, Neotraditional, and more. Roses have long been the most popular flower to choose from, they are the classic standard. However, another extremely popular flower is the peony.
Peonies are flowers native to Asia, Europe, and western North America. There are 33 known species of peonies and they come in a wide variety of colors including pinks, reds, whites, purples, yellows, and oranges. There are six known flower types of peonies, which include single-flowered, Japanese-flowered, anemone-flowered, semi-double-flowered, domed-flowered, and double-flowered peony.
Peonies can be seen prominently in traditional Japanese tattooing and have also become frequently featured in neotraditional. But, these days you can get a peony tattoo in pretty much any style you can think of.
Over the years, peony tattoos have grown in popularity, which can in part be attributed to celebrities. Celebrities who have peony tattoos include Julia Michaels, Ashlee Simpson, and Margaret Cho.
Take a look at 74 of our favorite peony tattoos from amazingly talented tattoo artists around the world. Then let us know if you would like to get a peony tattoo in the comments section on social media.