Inside: The prettiest peony tattoo ideas and designs to help you fall in love with the vibrant blooming flower.

Peony flowers have become really popular in tattoo art, and it’s not hard to understand why! These blooms are just so beautiful that you can’t help but want one on your skin.

If you haven’t yet decided on the flower design you want to wear as part of your body art, here are some of my favorite pretty peony tattoo ideas you’ll love. Whether you want a small delicate ink spot or a large blooming backwork flower… this list will inspire you to jump into the bloom for your next tattoo.

Peony Tattoos ideas

Peonies are one of the most popular flowers in the world because of their stunning beauty, simplicity, and versatility. Their round shape and easily discernible petals make them the perfect flower to use as inspiration for tattoos of all sizes and in many styles, from traditional Japanese to neo-traditional American and everything in between.

Pretty Peony Tattoos

Peonies are known to be floral symbols of elegance and femininity, which is why they’re often the flower of choice for mothers and bridesmaids alike. But because peonies have such romantic meaning, it’s no surprise that some people decide to get them inked on their skin in ink form.

Peony Designs For Tattoos

The Meaning of  a Peony Tattoo

The peony tattoo’s meaning is about growth, life, and beauty. It can symbolize new beginnings as well as a successful journey of some sort.

A lot of people choose to get peony tattoos because they are just so pretty! As far as colors go, red is usually associated with passion and love, whereas pink represents elegance and gracefulness.

Black peony flower tattoos are a symbol of grieving and loss. There’s no doubt that a peony tattoo will look amazing on your body no matter what color you choose it in!

Pretty Peony Flower Tattoos

Big and Bold Peony Tattoo Ideas

These big and bold peony tattoo ideas are some of the brightest and prettiest flower designs I have ever seen. They if you are looking for a bold statement then these are perfect for you!

1. Pretty Pop of Peony

2. Bright Bold Bicep

3. Back Shoulder Piece

4. Up the Hip Peony Tattoo

Pretty Peony Tattoos

5. Ankle Peony

6. Long Peony on Back

7. Peony & Bee

Big Tattoos

8. Large Bright Peony Tattoo

9. Outlined Thigh Piece

10. Colorful Peony Bundle

Forearm Peony Tattoo Ideas

I love the placement of a forearm tattoo. There are so many different ways to uniquely show off your pretty ink. Here are a few of our favorite peony forearm tattoo ideas!

11. Boxed in Peony

12. Soft Peony

Forearm Peony Tattoo Ideas

13. Pretty Detailed Forearm Peony

14. Peony Faith

15. Detailed Outline

16. Bundle of Peony Pretties

Peony Tattoo Ideas

17. Bright Pink Peony Tattoo

18. Soft and Pretty

19. Up the Elbow

20. Rich Colored Peony Tattoo

Forearm Tattoos

Small Peony Tattoos

Are you looking for something a little smaller but totally just as pretty? These small peony tattoo ideas a just for you!

21. Peony Progression

22. Peony Petals

23. Bouquet 

Small Peony Tattoos

24. Rib Closed Peony

25. Small Peony Up Ankle

26. Thin Stem Peony

27. Chest Outline

Peony tattoo Ideas

28. Simple Peony Swag

29. Outlined Peony Bundle

30. Dainty Peony Tattoo Idea

Tattoos for Girls

Pretty Peony – So Very Lovely

We just couldn’t get enough of these pretty peony tattoo ideas, so here are a few more of our favorites!

31. Pretty Rib Peony

32. Black Outlined Peony Tattoo

33. Cute Closed Peony

34. Peony Moon

Pretty Peony Tattoo Designs

35. Blooming Peony

36. All Red

37. Vintage Peony Tattoo

Large Flower Tattoos

38. Bundle of Vintage Flowers

39. Detailed Highlights

40. Light Ankle Tattoo

41. Modern Bicep Peony

Flower Tattoo Ideas

42. Multi-Colored Peony Tattoos

43. Big and Bold Thigh Tattoo

Colorful Tattoo Ideas

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Peony Tattoo Ideas

Color Peony Tattoos

As much as I love the color pink and prefer a pink tattoo anyday! Peony tattoos come in all types of colors, just like the flower.

Getting a colored flower tattoo not only adds vibrance to the blooms, but can also be used to showcase deeper meaning or used as a great way to cover up a tattoo that you might no longer love.

Look how easy El Nifa covers up an outdated design with this outline below & then fills it in with a vibrant orange peony tattoo. Perfect coverup tattoo option to use.

Cover up tattoo with large peony flower

Orange peony tattoo cover up flower on forearm

If I had some old ink that needed covering, this is easily the best way to fix it. Don’t you agree?

Yellow Peonies Blooms Ink

Yellow peonies symbolize friendship and warmth in community. What a great thing to be reminded of as we look towards our next artistic piece.

Yellow peony flower tattoo

46. Vibrant design by @kultureshockstudio out of Salt Lake City.

Yellow and purple ink inspiration from 3 angles

47. This combo by Little Hippo Tattoo of yellows along with pink and purple makes a beautiful watercolor peony tattoo design.

48. This vibrant orange yellow is so pretty.

49. A pretty peony in blue perhaps.

Purple Peony Designs

Purple peonies symbolize honor, royalty, respect. I think that it’s a great way to remember someone you loved and to honor the memory of a special place or time.

Watercolor purple peony tattoo design

50. Purple can be used to show honor like this pretty one by Koizhou Tattooist.

purple peony with butterfly skull tattoo wrist design

51. Watercolor peony tattoo designs don’t have to be light when you get them. I love this darker version by Flesh Brush that incorporates a peony butterfly and skull all in one gorgeous design.

Symmetrical Tattoos

One trend that I’m seeing more and more of these days in the studios is getting symmetrical tattoos. This placement idea easily works well on forearms, legs, ankles and hands. I’m also loving how great it looks on shoulders and the rib cage area.

Having a matching tattoo with yourself says so much about your wholeness and completeness as a person.

Symetrical purple peony tattoos that match each on its own arm

52. Like this matching symmetrical peony set by Tracy Marie with a depth in color that caught my eye.

53. Oh and this shoulder fringe! I’m loving it so so much.

Best Positioning For Peony Tattoos

Peonies are a great option because you can basically get them anywhere. A small bloom on your wrist or ankle is easy, a large scale backpiece looks good too! Because the blooms of this flower are so large, my favorite positioning for peonies is in a space that you can really get a feel for the full flower head.

So the shoulder, knee cap, elbow or thigh placements are all superb for this particular flower.

Kneecap Placement

The kneecap is a newer trend with the floral tattoos and it’s one that I love. The ink design changes as you walk, sit and stand creating movement that flows through the art. It reminds me of how a flower actual moves out in the wild.

Flower Knee tattoo ideas

54. This watercolor idea that flows right over the knee is really pretty.

red peony flower with knee cap placement

55. Knee side placement by Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman.

Outline peony tattoo design

56. Another symmetrical version, but this one is centered around the kneecap. See the other side on Pip Fox Tattoos page.

Wrist Peony Tattoos

Getting a wrist tattoo of a peony flower is both delicate and bold at the same time. I like to see them as bracelets or coming down onto the hand through the wrist which can be a gorgeous way to end off a full tattoo sleeve for women if you don’t want the hard wrist line.

Black and white wrist tattoo idea

57. This simple black outline by Sophie Moonbase.

Pretty peony and rose wrist bracelet tattoo

58. Peony and rose wrist wrap by Maunder looks like a delicate bracelet tattoo.

Dark blackwork floral wrist tattoo

59. A blackwork wrist tattoo that is beautiful without any fluff to it by Moth & Flame.

Shoulder Peony Petal Ideas

The shoulder is such a fun place to play with all tattoo designs, but with the large peony blooms it’s so great.

Leave her wild shoulder quote tattoo idea with flowers

60. Black Ink Outline Peony Flower Tattoos that Brennan Walker tattoo added onto an already healed part to make the shoulder tattoo design flow easily into the backside.

Peony shoulder tattoo with outline black flower ideas

61. I just adore this Jessimae version of pretty petal work.

Vining flower shoulder tattoo with peonies

62. Delicate peony flowers by Ingrid Campelo.

Pink peony shoulder cap over tattoo idea

63. Pink over the shoulder peony design by Justas brings vibrancy that will make any tank top you own look better forever.

64. Looking for something more fun even? This peony head tattoo is large, pink and totally her for it all.

Peony and Snake Tattoo Ideas

Peony and snake tattoos

65. Peony and snake tattoo by Elin Lowen incorporates the two opposite elements as one connecting piece. The beauty and the pain.

Snake and peony large scale back tattoo

66. This large scale back tattoo idea by delicz.ttt is surreal in its combination of both the snake and peony done as outlines throughout the space.

peony tattoo designs and new ideas

67. As a final nod to my favorite of all the flowers Jordan Skye creates a traditional and very very pretty end to this inspiration.

I hope you enjoy these pretty peony tattoo ideas & designs, let me know in the comments your favorite!

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