The phoenix is a bird that recycles its own life – popular in many cultures and legends. This bird is especially beautiful, and meanings of the phoenix tattoo are also great: longevity, immortality, strength and rebirth. As for shapes, being a mythological creature phoenix may be inked in every shape you want to.
Usually, phoenix tattoo images are gold or scarlet, though Chinese phoenix tattoo have five primary colors connected to the primary elements: black, white, red, green and yellow. Of course, phoenix tattoo ideas are limitless. You can add additional elements like the sun, dragons, flames or tribal tattoo patterns to deepen or change the meaning of the overall design. Remember – there is no correct or incorrect way to depict a mythological bird!