A few nice Cherry Tattoos photos I identified:

Barbers’ Garden 2008: All Things Need to Pass: Peony Flower
Cherry Tattoos

Image by bill barber
From my set entitled “Peonies”
www.flickr.com/photographs/21861018@N00/sets/72157607186459134/

In my collection entitled “The Garden”
www.flickr.com/photos/21861018@N00/collections/7215760718…

From Wikipedia, the cost-free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony

The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the only genus in the flowering plant loved ones Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.
Most are herbaceous perennial plants .5–1.5 metres tall, but some are woody shrubs up to 1.5–3 metres tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and huge, usually fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer time. In the previous, the peonies were frequently classified in the family members Ranunculaceae, alongside Hellebores and Anemones.

The peony is named following Paeon or Paean, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower

The peony is amongst the longest-utilised flowers in ornamental culture and is 1 of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a classic floral symbol of China, exactly where it is named 牡丹 (mǔ dān). It is also recognized as 富贵花 (fuguihua) &quotflower of riches and honour&quot, and is employed symbolically in Chinese art.[two] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. At present, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, even though the People’s Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower right after a nationwide poll, but the National People’s Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, one more choice approach has begun, but to date, no selection has been made.

The well-known ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. Throughout Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang are frequently said to be the finest in the nation. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are still held there annually.
In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora utilized to be called ebisugusuri (&quotforeign medicine&quot). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was utilised as a treatment for convulsions. It is also cultivated as a garden plant. In Japan Paeonia suffruticosa is called the &quotThe King of flowers&quot and Paeonia lactiflora is known as the &quotprime minister of flowers&quot.

Pronunciation of 牡丹 (peony) in Japan is &quotbotan&quot. Prior to the Meiji period, meat taken from quadrupeds was seldom consumed in Japan due to Buddhism. Thus in circumstances where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased making use of the names of flowers. The term botan was utilised (and is nonetheless employed) to paraphrase wild boar meat. This comes from the flowery resemblance of the sliced meat when spread more than a dish. Yet another instance is sakura (cherry blossoms) which stands for horsemeat.
In 1957, the Indiana Basic Assembly passed a law to make the peony the state flower of Indiana, a title which it holds to this day. It replaced the zinnia, which had been the state flower considering that 1931.

Mischievous nymphs have been said to hide in the petals of the Peony therefore causing this magnificent flower to be offered the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named after Pæon, a physician to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. As soon as planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes those who try to move it by not flowering again for several years. As soon as established, however, it produces splendid blooms every single year for decades (Taken from The Language of Flowers, edited by Sheila Pickles, 1990).

Peonies are also extensively grown as ornamental plants for their extremely massive, usually scented flowers.
Peonies tend to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that types on the outdoors of the flower buds.

Peonies are a typical subject in tattoos, frequently utilised along with koi-fish.

The Barber Garden: Peony
Cherry Tattoos

Image by bill barber
From my set entitled “Peonies”
www.flickr.com/photographs/21861018@N00/sets/72157607186459134/

In my collection entitled “The Garden”
www.flickr.com/pictures/21861018@N00/collections/7215760718…

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony

The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the only genus in the flowering plant loved ones Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.
Most are herbaceous perennial plants .5–1.five metres tall, but some are woody shrubs up to 1.5–3 metres tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and massive, usually fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer season. In the previous, the peonies were frequently classified in the family members Ranunculaceae, alongside Hellebores and Anemones.

The peony is named after Paeon or Paean, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower

The peony is amongst the longest-utilised flowers in ornamental culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a standard floral symbol of China, where it is named 牡丹 (mǔ dān). It is also recognized as 富贵花 (fuguihua) &quotflower of riches and honour&quot, and is utilised symbolically in Chinese art.[2] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. Currently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, whilst the People’s Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower soon after a nationwide poll, but the National People’s Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, yet another choice approach has begun, but to date, no selection has been produced.

The famous ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. All through Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang are typically stated to be the finest in the country. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are still held there annually.
In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora utilized to be called ebisugusuri (&quotforeign medicine&quot). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was employed as a treatment for convulsions. It is also cultivated as a garden plant. In Japan Paeonia suffruticosa is known as the &quotThe King of flowers&quot and Paeonia lactiflora is referred to as the &quotprime minister of flowers&quot.

Pronunciation of 牡丹 (peony) in Japan is &quotbotan&quot. Ahead of the Meiji period, meat taken from quadrupeds was seldom consumed in Japan due to Buddhism. Thus in cases exactly where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased making use of the names of flowers. The term botan was utilised (and is nonetheless used) to paraphrase wild boar meat. This comes from the flowery resemblance of the sliced meat when spread over a dish. An additional instance is sakura (cherry blossoms) which stands for horsemeat.
In 1957, the Indiana General Assembly passed a law to make the peony the state flower of Indiana, a title which it holds to this day. It replaced the zinnia, which had been the state flower since 1931.

Mischievous nymphs have been stated to hide in the petals of the Peony hence causing this magnificent flower to be given the which means of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named following Pæon, a physician to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. As soon as planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes those who attempt to move it by not flowering once again for many years. After established, nonetheless, it produces splendid blooms every year for decades (Taken from The Language of Flowers, edited by Sheila Pickles, 1990).

Peonies are also extensively grown as ornamental plants for their extremely massive, often scented flowers.
Peonies tend to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that types on the outdoors of the flower buds.

Peonies are a common topic in tattoos, usually utilised along with koi-fish.