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Phoenix Tattoos Designs
The phoenix is a bird that has appeared in the mythologies of numerous cultures including the mythologies of the Romans, Greeks, Persians and Egyptians.
The phoenix tattoo design is usually picture with flames rising off its body, which conveys to most people the impression that the phoenix is a bird that spends its entire existence burning up, but this isn't the case.
While the representation of this fire-bird may vary from one culture to the next, there is one similarity between all of them. They are birds that end their lives in a burst of flame, only to be reborn from their own ashes. It's a tough job but I guess that someone has to do it.
In most cultures, the phoenix tattoo is pictured in artist renderings as a bird that has very colorful and bright feathers. It is usually pictured trailing a long tail that is usually colored in bright shades of scarlet, purple, gold or green.
According to most legends, the phoenix spends the majority of its thousand year existence going about the activities of a regular bird. It is only when it is near death that it is consumed in flame, in what is arguable one of the worst cases of spontaneous combustion ever to be seen.
Because the phoenix is a bird that continuously rises from its own ashes, it is often seen as a symbol of rebirth and regeneration. In some cultures, this bird is seen as a messenger of the gods while other cultures view it as an agent of the dark forces of the underworld.
While no one can say exactly where the phoenix tattoo design originated, it is an image that has been used for over two thousand years and is a symbol that will probably continue to be used for the next two thousand years.
It is a creature of beauty, elegance and raw power. In fact, if one these creatures were sitting before us, then we would not only be transfixed by its glorious beauty but would probably want to get out of its way pretty quickly. Especially if we were wearing flammable clothing!
Two full back body artwork designs of a phoenix and a nice picture that would make a brilliant phoenix tattoo design.