When you hear the peony flower, most will know that it is one of the most important symbols of the Chinese and Japanese. Peonies are also called “Botan”. In every culture, the peony is often paired with the Japanese lion known as “Shishi.” Together they represent balance, beauty and strength. It’s kind of like yin and yang. According to Japanese culture, the lion is controlled and tamed by the beauty of the peony. In this article I will tell you the meaning of the peony and its history. You will also find pictures with motifs which are definitely helpful for you. And I hope that at the end of this article you will find inspiration for your next tattoo.
The Meaning of Peony Tattoos
These motifs have different symbolic meanings for men and women. And can represent many different meanings. And as I always mention at the end, the tattoo represents what is important to you. Below you will find the meanings of the peony tattoos.
- Good luck
There are many different ways to choose the peony tattoo, you can use the peony alone or with different symbols and elements.Normally the peony is deep red but in between you can also find this flower in the colors white, orange, pink and yellow .
If you are looking for a Japanese or Chinese tattoo, the peony is a perfect choice. There are a lot of Japanese or Chinese symbols that you can combine with the peony. Some examples of this are koi fish, dragons, panda bears, and tigers. If you prefer a flowery tattoo you can combine cherry blossom, lotus, and chrysanthemum with the peony. Japanese characters, Chinese characters, geisha and samurai can also be combined with the peony. As I said, there is a wide range of options.
The peony is also a beautiful tattoo motif on its own, you can use it alone or, as I said, with different symbols but if you say Japanese or Chinese motifs are not for me, be the peony with butterflies, dragonflies, fairies, ladybugs, or with a swallow decorate. Or if you want with different flowers like the rose, lotus, sunflower, lily, or daffodil.
Take a look before you decide on a tattoo there are so many people who have a tattoo on an impulse and regret it so much that they know exactly that if you get a tattoo you wear it for a lifetime, so I’ll say it again once you research well what the tattoo means and whether it is something for you and whether you will have a lifetime of joy with this motif. You can, of course, have it read, but if you really want to take it on yourself, firstly it costs a lot of money and takes a long time until it is gone.
If you have the feeling that the peony is not for you or if you want to look at other motifs then follow the links below. The right one will definitely be there for you, thank you for reading until next time.