26 Unbelievably Beautiful Peony Tattoo Ideas in 2023
The Peony is both extremely popular and very feminine. When choosing a tattoo, you want it to be something meaningful and timeless, and that’s exactly what the Peony design offers. Not only is the Peony prettier than the classic rose (yes, I said it), but it has also gained a lot of popularity over the years, especially among those that like roses but don’t want to go with the norm.
But before you go and get your own Peony tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the coolest, most-unique, and best-looking Peony tattoo ideas for 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin.
Dainty Mandala and Peony Outer Forearm Tattoo
Welcome to another list of tattoos to inspire you; on the menu today are Peony tattoos and we have some impressive ones for you.
First up, this wonderful mandala and Peony tattoo. If you’re unfamiliar with the style, fineline tattoos are exactly what their name says they are, dainty with subtle shades of black and gray shading to give them depth. This one, in particular, is quite light which means that it will probably fade significantly over time. Either way, this is a lovely design and looks gorgeous on the client.
Gorgeous Neo-Traditional Peony Tattoo Over Triceps
Okay, so this isn’t exactly a Neo-Traditional tattoo entirely, but there are a lot of similarities. The color scheme gives off a very autumn vibe. What sets this apart from your usual Neo-Traditional tattoo is the fact that there are no bold outlines; but the line weight variation is the reason this piece can be considered a Neo-Traditional piece. Absolutely Gorgeous
Fineline Ornamental Peony Tattoo Over Triceps
Here we have another dainty fineline design that looks absolutely stunning over the triceps. I love the placement area, the triceps is a lovely area for anyone wanting something that can be easily hidden but shown off when you want to. This is a truly gorgeous, feminine design.
Lovely Fineline Peony Outer Forearm Tattoo
As much as I like this design, it for some reason looks somewhat unfinished. This might be because there isn’t much shading or that it’s still a work in progress. Either way, it’s still a lovely piece, and if it’s not done I can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like once it’s finished.
Stunning Feminine Fineline Peony Tattoo on Outer Forearm
The way the artist did this tattoo is awesome. Leaving the Peony with minimal shading means your eyes are immediately drawn to the flower because it’s the only area of the piece that’s mostly naked. I like the subtle shading in the leaves; it’s quite realistic and adds depth to a design that could have appeared flat if not for the tones of black and gray.
Gorgeous Dainty Peony and Butterfly Thigh Tattoo
Dainty is the way to go when getting a floral design; the subtle linework and smooth shading give this Peony design a realistic feel and contrast beautifully with the darker tones of black and gray ink. Another worthy mention is the placement. The thigh is very sexy, especially because it’s an intimate area but when wearing a dress or shorts you catch a glimpse of the tattoo, definitely a conversation starter, in my opinion.
Amazing Blackwork Peony Tattoo on Neck
Neck tattoos are a bold statement, and what better way to be bold, than to get a giant Peony on your neck? I adore how clean the linework is, something you definitely want if the tattoo is on your neck. The other thing I like is the fact that this piece fits so well into the existing design. It links like a puzzle piece which is perfect if you’re aiming to get your entire neck tattooed as you don’t want to have to fill random gaps in the future.
Colorful Neo-Traditional Peony Hand Tattoo
The colors in this Neo-Traditional peony tattoo are absolutely incredible; I cannot get over how bright they are. What makes this piece a true Neo-Traditional design are the bold outlines accompanied by thinner lines that act as the detail in the leaves and Peony. The white highlights give this piece the pop it needs, so credit to the artist for that. Finally, the placement of this tattoo is extremely badass and also quite the commitment, so make sure you’re ready for a hand tattoo before diving head-first into it.
Lovely Black and Gray Peony Tattoo On Woman’s Arm
The dotwork in this Peony tattoo is so neat and consistent, I like how the artist uses this shading technique throughout the entire design. Dotwork is a soft form of shading so it always gives off a feminine vibe. Placing this design on the arm is also a great decision because there’s a nice amount of space to work with, not to mention the fact that it looks really cool because it creates the illusion of a half-sleeve. Kudos to the artist for this lovely tattoo.
Black and Gray Peony Tattoo On Arm
Black and Gray is such a vast style, you can tattoo almost anything and it will look good. Unless you go to a bad tattoo artist, of course. The way this piece has been positioned works well with the shape of the arm, which is important because poorly placed tattoos can pose a problem for the future placement of new tattoos. I love the subtle shading and clean linework; it’s very much in the same ballpark as the fineline style.
Feminine Fineline Peony Tattoo
Another fineline Peony tattoo on the arm, with this style and placement seeming to be quite popular. The hints of shading in the leaves and petals are lovely; they create a three-dimensional look, which in turn, adds depth. Everything about this tattoo is gorgeous, not to mention ultra-feminine.
Amazing Black and Gray Peony Tattoo On Woman’s Shoulder
I cannot get over how perfect the placement of this Peony tattoo is, the way it shapes and flows with the shoulder is incredible. What’s also nice about this piece is the fact that even though it’s a busy piece, you are able to appreciate each and every tiny detail. Btw this is from our own studio artist IG: panumart_tattoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Impressive Blackwork Peony Half-Sleeve Tattoos
These Peonies are phenomenal, from the placement to the way they flow up the arms and blend with the rest of the elements to create these sleeves. I like how the designs flow slightly onto the hand; the tiny falling leaves and petals are a lovely addition and give this piece a naturalistic feel.
Gorgeous Feminine Neo-Traditional Peony and Dagger Tattoo
For some reason, this Peony looks almost like an eye; the black center is the pupil and the petals surrounding it are the eyelids, pretty cool, even if that’s not what the artist was going for. The other awesome aspect of this tattoo are the colors. The muted shades are a common characteristic of the Neo-Traditional style, and the way the artist blends them is a true testament to her artistic skills.
Amazing Blackwork Peony Armband Tattoo
Wow, this tattoo is incredibly neat and the solid black is perfectly packed. The hints of red give this tattoo the pop it deserves while creating a contrast that makes the negative spacing and solid black stand out. Blackout and negative spacing bands are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason, they look badass.
Incredible Black and Gray Dragon and Peonies Tattoo
This dragon and Peonies tattoo is gorgeous; I love how the artist incorporates the Peonies into the design so flawlessly. The flowers and dragon fit well together and I think it can be attributed to the way the artist did the Peonies. Instead of smooth petals, much like dragon scales, the Peony petals are sharp. Further, the various tones of black and gray shading create depth and give this design an almost realistic look. I adore how cool this tattoo is, great work!
Stunning Black and Gray Peony Tattoo On Woman’s Neck
Neck tattoos are so badass, and this one truly gives off the impression that you should definitely not mess with this girl. Bear in mind that neck tattoos aren’t for the faint of heart. They hurt quite a bit, and are a huge commitment, so be prepared for both.
Feminine Peony Forearm Tattoo
How vibrant is the pink ink in this design? i adore the various shades of greens and browns; they’re a lovely contrast against the bright pink, and also give off a an Autumn feel. The placement on the forearm is a good decision; there’s enough space and the area is flat which makes it a nice spot for a tattoo artist to work with.
Massive and Bright Neo-Traditional Peony Tattoo
This Neo-Traditional Peony is absolutely phenomenal. The center of it looks like an eyeball peeking from behind the petals, and the blue that the artist uses complements the yellow well. I like the composition of this design; it suits the shape of the client’s arm and doesn’t warp. This is a great design to take inspiration from if you love Neo-Traditional.
Amazing Negative Spacing Peony Blackout Full-Sleeve Tattoo
How impressive is this negative space blackout Peony sleeve? I enjoy the fact that the Peonies are made to be the highlight of the sleeve because they’ve been left open, while the blackout area isn’t a traditional blackout. Instead the artist uses feint mandalas to give the illusion of a true blackout. Just, wow!
Incredible Multi-Color Peony Tattoo On Arm
These multi-colored realistic Peonies are really too beautiful for words. Every single color used in this design complements the next, and even though these colors aren’t realistic, this tattoo still has so much depth and all the characteristics of a hyperrealistic piece.
Gorgeous Fineline Peony Tattoo On Woman’s Arm
I really like this design, however, the lack of solid outlines might be a bit of a problem at the end of it all because of fading. The placement is perfect though; the way the flowers flow down her arm and over the triceps looks really good. This could definitely be turned into a floral sleeve.
Cool Old School Peony Tattoo On the Triceps
This Old School Peony tattoo is really well done, and has all the characteristics of the style. The solid outlines are neat and consistent, while the solid black is packed to perfection, all the things you’d expect from a good tattoo. The placement is cool as the design fits into the space nicely.
Dainty Fineline Peony Tattoo On Outer Forearm
The next three pictures are different angles of the same outer forearm tattoo. From the front you can see the main focus of the design, the Peony. Unlike the rest of the piece, the flower is the only part that’s hardly shaded, which in turn draws your eyes to it immediately.
Fineline Peonies Tattoo On Woman’s Outer Forearm
Here we can see a little more of the tattoo and how it wraps around the arm. Luckily, t doesn’t wrap all the way around but flows with the length of the outer forearm. The subtle shading in the leaves gives this piece a very feminine look and complements the gentle linework, all characteristics of a fineline tattoo.
Fineline Black and Gray Peony Tattoo
We’ve reached the end of the list and the final angle of this fineline Peony tattoo shows just how big this design actually is. I like how it slightly wraps around the bottom and top of the outer forearm. The details in the leaves create depth and a three-dimensional appearance.
We hope you found what you were looking for and had as much fun looking at these tattoos as we had writing about them. Until next time, happy inking!