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April 3, 2012

Peonies for Alyse

Alyse came in a few weeks ago wanting to cover the tattoo that had been started on her back. She was unhappy with the quality and ready to see it go. Originally the tattoo was supposed to be a branch with cherry blossoms, but the "artist" took some liberties with her skin and went in his own direction.
I suggested covering the old tattoo with peony flowers because they can have a deep color scheme and they have so many petals it makes a great choice for a cover-up.
Before

After

Detail

Detail

Detail

The imagery comes from one of my favorite reference books, The Flowers and Bird Paintings by Yu Chung-Lin. Peony flowers are a symbol of good fortune, riches, honor, nobility, romance and beauty.

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