Herodotus and a number of scientists of the 19th century referred to the origin of Phoenix. At different times it has been associated with various things, symbolising the sun, renewal, rebirth, time, resurrection, life in heaven. People also connect it with Christianity in a certain way. According to some scientists, this bird can be the symbol of Christ’s resurrection.
This bird, which is popular and loved all over the world, has attracted tattoo artists too with its different meanings. It is simply wonderful as a tattoo design. There is a deep belief among people that it is reborn after being burnt in flames, and lives for 500 years after each rebirth.
The Meaning of the Phoenix Tattoo
In the distant past, people did not use the phoenix tattoo for artistic purposes. They made this ink believing that it will bring back their lost happiness, will extend their life span, and will bring positive changes in their lives.
The phoenix, which came to life from myths and lives in them, exists even today due to its positive meanings. As we already mentioned, different myths present the phoenix in different ways, but in all of them it has a positive character. This tattoo helps people to adapt to changes and to a new environment, to give up bad habits, to take steps towards advancement at work. This tattoo is always popular and trendy.
You can make a phoenix tattoo only with black and white outlines. However, to be honest, this design is much more attractive in colourful depiction. We should note that you have to choose the colours carefully so that the phoenix does not look like a peacock. Scroll down to see the most remarkable examples of phoenix tattoos.