17 Peony Tattoo Design Ideas

The transition from late spring into early summer was a long awaited event for all of us this year, and she graced us with vibrant blooms on which to feast our eyes after a long, harsh winter. Say it with me... we love summer!!!

As most of you already know, I specialize in botanical and floral tattoos, and peonies are among some of my favorite flowers to sketch. They have a huge range of colors and shapes and they make for super interesting and beautiful tattoo designs!

That said, I'd like to share with you some of the various peony tattoo designs I've done for my lovely clients over the years. I hope they can serve as inspiration for those of you thinking about getting one somewhere down the line. And of course, these are meant as inspiration only- I'd be happy to draw up something similar but custom for you if you decide to book in with me!

From quick sketches to finished designs.

Peony bold and fine line shin tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

I like to take photographs for reference...

Peony photographs by floral tattoo artist Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

And turn it into something classic

Simple flower

Classic peony fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

Bud and flower combo

Classic peony fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

Or designed as something compositional

With a fox

Fox and peony bold and fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

A nocturnal upper arm piece

Moth and peony bold and fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

As a background element

Peony bold and fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

Housing some adorable sleeping critters

Critter and peony bold and fine line tattoo designs by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

They pair well with snakes

Snake and peony bold and fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

A little edgier alongside some skulls

Skull and peony bold and fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

 With other flowers

Flower and peony bold and fine line tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

Or as pieces designed for specific areas.

Some shoulder blade and neck action

Peony bold and fine line shoulder tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

A shoulder cap

Peony bold and fine line shoulder tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

A shin piece

Peony bold and fine line shin tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

 

Flows beautifully on a thigh

Peony bold and fine line hip tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

As part of a larger body piece

Peony bold and fine line full body tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

Incorporated into a full leg piece

Peony bold and fine line full leg piece tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

Some designs that are a little more sketchy...

Peony bold and fine line sketchy tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

Peony bold and fine line sketchy tattoo design by floral tattoo artist and illustrator Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

For those still unsure...

Peony print and thsirt design illustrated by floral tattoo artist Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

If you really love peonies like me, or aren't quite ready to commit, you might be interested in grabbing a print or a t-shirt with a peony design illustrated by yours truly from my online store!

If you want to see more...

If you liked this post you might be interested in checking out my bird tattoo inspo blog!

Interested in learning how to draw a peony yourself? My patreon might be for you, which gives you access to 20 ebook drawing tutorials on different flowers (including peonies!), and includes botanical studies, video tutorials, and step-by-step guides.

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As always friends, thank-you for being interested in what I do!
 Floral tattoo artist Lu Loram Martin, based in Toronto, Canada.

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