Some cool Western Tattoos pictures:

Peony Bud
Western Tattoos

Image by bill barber
From my set entitled “Peonies”
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In my collection entitled “The Garden”
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From Wikipedia, the free of charge encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony

The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the only genus in the flowering plant family members 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 big, typically fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer. In the past, the peonies had been typically classified in the loved ones 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-employed flowers in ornamental culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a classic floral symbol of China, where it is called 牡丹 (mǔ dān). It is also identified as 富贵花 (fuguihua) &quotflower of riches and honour&quot, and is utilized symbolically in Chinese art.[two] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. Presently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, while 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 choice. In 2003, yet another choice procedure has begun, but to date, no selection has been created.

The famous ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. Throughout Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang are usually stated to be the finest in the nation. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are nonetheless held there annually.
In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora utilized to be named ebisugusuri (&quotforeign medicine&quot). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was utilized as a therapy 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. Just before the Meiji period, meat taken from quadrupeds was seldom consumed in Japan due to Buddhism. Hence in situations exactly where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased employing the names of flowers. The term botan was utilized (and is nevertheless utilized) to paraphrase wild boar meat. This comes from the flowery resemblance of the sliced meat when spread over a dish. One more 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 given that 1931.

Mischievous nymphs had been mentioned to hide in the petals of the Peony as a result causing this magnificent flower to be offered the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named after Pæon, a doctor to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. When planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes those who try to move it by not flowering once again for many years. Once established, nonetheless, it produces splendid blooms each and 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 really huge, often scented flowers.
Peonies have a tendency to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds.

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

Peonies in North Garden
Western 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/images/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 household 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 big, frequently fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer time. In the previous, the peonies had been often classified in the family 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 among the longest-used flowers in ornamental culture and is a single of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a conventional floral symbol of China, where it is named 牡丹 (mǔ dān). It is also known as 富贵花 (fuguihua) &quotflower of riches and honour&quot, and is used symbolically in Chinese art.[two] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. Presently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, although the People’s Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower after a nationwide poll, but the National People’s Congress failed to ratify the choice. In 2003, an additional selection approach has begun, but to date, no selection has been made.

The popular ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. Throughout Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang are usually mentioned 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 used as a therapy 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 named 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 cases exactly where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased making use of the names of flowers. The term botan was employed (and is nevertheless utilized) 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 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 given that 1931.

Mischievous nymphs have been stated to hide in the petals of the Peony thus causing this magnificent flower to be given the which means of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named right 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 these who attempt to move it by not flowering once more for numerous years. Once established, however, it produces splendid blooms each 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, frequently scented flowers.
Peonies have a tendency to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds.

Peonies are a typical topic in tattoos, typically employed along with koi-fish.

Peonies Opening
Western Tattoos

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

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

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

The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the only genus in the flowering plant household 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 large, often fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer. In the previous, the peonies had been typically classified in the family 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 among the longest-employed flowers in ornamental culture and is a single of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a conventional floral symbol of China, exactly where it is called 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.[2] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. Presently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, while the People’s Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower after a nationwide poll, but the National People’s Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, an additional selection method has begun, but to date, no option 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 stated to be the finest in the country. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are nevertheless held there annually.
In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora employed to be known as ebisugusuri (&quotforeign medicine&quot). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was employed as a therapy 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. As a result in instances exactly where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased using the names of flowers. The term botan was used (and is still utilized) to paraphrase wild boar meat. This comes from the flowery resemblance of the sliced meat when spread over a dish. An additional example is sakura (cherry blossoms) which stands for horsemeat.
In 1957, the Indiana Common 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 given that 1931.

Mischievous nymphs were said to hide in the petals of the Peony as a result causing this magnificent flower to be offered the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named right after Pæon, a physician to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. When planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes these who try to move it by not flowering once again for several years. As soon as established, even so, it produces splendid blooms each and 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 quite huge, frequently scented flowers.
Peonies have a tendency 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, typically used along with koi-fish.