Tattoo is definitely one of the brightest and the most creative way to express your personality and make it really eye catching. No wonder why we have millions of tattooed people that have chosen this unique art as self-expression. We do love all of you and we do appreciate your presence on our website. As one of the unique tattoo symbols in the family of tattoo designs we have picked phoenix bird tattoo. As the part of tribal tattoos and the part of modern designs it perfectly fits both men and women. To get what we mean check out this gallery of 35 unique phoenix tattoo designs.
Phoenix is a mythical creature that appeared in different cultures with legends and stories. It is also the part of Japanese traditional tribal tattoos with very special meaning and symbolism.
PHOENIX TATTOO SYMBOLISM & MEANING
The greatest ability of the mythical bird is to reincarnate from the ashes. In Greek and Egyptian cultures it was called the firebird. According to legend, phoenix lives for centuries and when the time comes it lays a single egg. Then phoenix set in the nest and burnt it together with the egg. At last, from the ashes younger and stronger bird came out.
In Egyptian culture phoenix was born out from holy tree. It was believed that phoenix was the soul of Ra, the Sun God.
In Greek culture phoenix was associated with the sun. Just like the sun goes down every day with the hope to rise the next morning, phoenix is burned with the hope to rise up from the ashes.
In Chinese culture the bird is known by the name of Fenghuang. Phoenix leaded two powers Yin and Yang. Phoenix kept the balance between those two powers. The same meaning is mentioned in the Japanese culture.
Phoenix tattoo symbolizes resurrection, reincarnation, transformation, triumph and new beginning. It is absolutely positive symbol and will bring only positive vibes.
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