Flower are the bedrock of the tattoo industry. They've been incorporated into virtually every tattoo style that you can think of—American traditional, realism, black-and-grey, neotraditional, etc. Roses have long been the most popular flower to choose from, they're the classic standard. However, another extremely popular flower is the peony.
Peonies are flowers that are 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 the single flowered, Japanese flowered, anemone flowered, semi-double flowered, bomb flowered and double flowered peony.
Peonies can prominently be seen in traditional Japanese tattooing and have also become frequently depicted in neotraditional. But, these days you can get a peony tattoo in practically any style that you can think of.
Over the years, peony tattoos have flourished in popularity, which can partially be attributed to celebrities. Celebs that 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'd get a peony tattoo for yourself in the comments section on social media.