40 Enticing Peacock Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

The peacock, often chosen for big tattoo pieces with its tail and colors, is clearly a statement tattoo.

Most often coveted by women, it carries a lot of meaning, depending on civilizations, beliefs and people. If you plan to have this gorgeous animal inked forever, there are some things that you might want to learn about it.
The peacock is the male peafowl. It is a flying bird native to Asia, famous for its impressive tail of feathers displayed for the courtship of the female, the peahen, its vibrant colors and its majestic walk. The peacock can also be white, whilst not albino.

In Persia, peacock was the symbol of nobility and royalty, often used to decorate the possessions of the kings and leading feagures. When the peacock has been introducted in Europe, it kept this reputation of the kings bird, often use to mock monarchy.

Incidentally, it was the favorite animal and symbol of Ancient Greece and Roman mythology goddess Hera/Juno, the queen of the gods, famous for her jealousy and protector of women, especially mothers. An ability that Chinese beliefs extend to the peacock itself, an animal bringing good luck to expecting mothers.

In Buddhism, the peacock is the companion of goddess of compassion Kuan-Yin and a symbol of expansive consciousness. In Hinduism, it is associated with goddess Lakshmi, to kindness and to inner beauty.

As the bird is replacing its feathers every year, it is also seen as a symbol of renewal, and even of immortality and resurrection, making him a close cousin of the phoenix.

Its feathers themselves are sharing both positive and negative meanings. For Asian philosophies, the eyes of the feathers are a symbol of foresight and watchfulness, while Christians see them as the eyes of God and Oriental philosophies as the eye of Evil. By the way, peacock is the symbol of Satan in Islam.

In modern meanings, peacock is both a symbol of vanity (‘proud as a peacock’), seduction, beauty, luxury, grace and sensuality. This is why you often find peacocks tattoos on intimate places such as hips or extending to the buttocks, making it a very erotic tattoo.

If you want to show your inner beauty, increase your external beauty or just your self confidence, the peacock is a bold and fantastic feminine tattoo.

Here is a collection of 40 eye catching and seductive peacock tattoos …

Photo Aura Mckay Tattoo Steve Moore
Photo Aura Mckay Tattoo Steve Moore

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Tattoo by Steve Moore, photo by Aura McKay.

Gorgeous peacock
Gorgeous peacock

Peacock tattoo is about placement ... (Unknown artist, please tell us).

Nice back piece
Nice back piece

Gorgeous piece by master of Japanese traditional tattoo Shige.

Sexy tattoo on a sexy girl.

Side tattoo
Side tattoo

Old school cover up by Valerie Vargas.

Side tattoo
Side tattoo

Peacock tattoos can be found in any style, here new school.

Nice cover-up
Nice cover-up

Great piece by Tim Kerr.

Lovely picture.
Lovely picture.

Lovely picture.

Gorgeous colors by Teniele Sadd.

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Awesome placement ...

Wow!
Wow!

Fantastic tattoo by Paul Roe.

Lovely
Lovely

Love the traditional treatment here.

Side peacock
Side peacock

Epic side piece by master Mike Rubendall ...

Tattoodo
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Seducive enormous piece.

Amazing
Amazing

Almost a bodysuit, by Mike Demasi.

Great details on that work in progress.

Upper back peacock
Upper back peacock

Rad piece by Michael Kozlenko.

Upperback
Upperback

Very pretty.

Beautiful
Beautiful

Lovely piece by Mark Heggie.

Tattoodo
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Breath taking Japanese backpiece ! :o

Very cute
Very cute

New School fun by Kristel Oreto.

Tribal
Tribal

Peacocks are making great tribal tattoos.

Arty version by Kristy Suzanne.

That color!
That color!

Model Katy Gold for Peta Campaign Ink not Mink.

Upper back
Upper back

Very elegant placement !

Lovely peacock
Lovely peacock

Superb work of artist Jondix.

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Impressive colors !

Lovely peacock
Lovely peacock

Close up on the work of realism master Johan Finné.

Tattoodo
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Love old school ...

Lovely peacock
Lovely peacock

Delicate piece by great artist Jo Harrisson.

Lovely peacock
Lovely peacock

Stunning !

Traditional Javanese Henna tattoo.

Polynesian piece :)

Jackie Rabbit
Jackie Rabbit

Clever cover up by Jackie Rabbit.

Lovely peacock
Lovely peacock

Old school peacock tattoos are making great sleeves for women.

Heidi Hay
Heidi Hay

Amazing piece by Heidi Hay !

Emily Rose
Emily Rose

Work in progress by Emily Rose.

Lovely peacock
Lovely peacock

Works well in black and grey too, here by Daniel Meyer.

Lovely feather
Lovely feather

You can chose a single feather.

Graceful
Graceful

Very graceful.

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